Job Description

Location: Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8JR (20 minutes north of Bristol)
Salary: Up to £50,000, depending on experience
Hybrid working: 1 day per fortnight at our New Mills Global HQ

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in high precision metrology, healthcare, and Additive Manufacturing (AM).

We design and manufacture AM turn-key solutions based on a process called metal powder bed fusion (or laser melting). Our products are used by customers in their cutting-edge engineering projects, in market sectors ranging from automotive to aerospace.

As a Senior Software Engineer at Renishaw, you’ll be responsible for the analysis, design, development, and integration of software components embedded in the control and monitoring of the AM 3D printing process, at the core of our AM machines.

You’ll be part of our Machine Software team, using Agile (Kanban) methodologies, DevOps practices and collaborative software engineering tools. Our software is developed using C++, C# (.NET Framework/.NET Core), PowerShell, Python and other design and configuration technologies. You’ll also have opportunities to gain specific domain knowledge, as well as getting involved in the state-of-the-art technology from R&D projects.

As a business, we are continuously involved with R&D for new products so, from time to time, there will be a need to attend site to carry out certain tasks and we’re likely to ask you to attend more often during key phases of projects.


  • Participating in the entire software development lifecycle, from specification, design, and test-driven development, right through to deployment, verification, and maintenance of software components.

  • Collaborate as part of an Agile Software team, ensuring quality, timeliness, value, and requirements are at the forefront.

  • The opportunity to supervise and mentor junior engineers through their early career.

  • Contribute towards continuous improvement and innovation of AM software projects.

Key requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, another relevant STEM subject, or demonstrable equivalent experience

  • Experience of developing performance-critical C++ components (multi-threading, cross-platform, inter-process communications)

  • Understanding of Object-oriented programming and SOLID design principles

  • Experience within an Agile development, using DevOps practices

  • Understanding of distributed version control systems (Git) and software design languages (UML/SysML)

Desirable requirements

  • Experience with C# .NET, PowerShell, Python, Matlab

  • Experience with MS Visual Studio, Azure DevOps, Jira and Confluence, Enterprise Architect

Person specification

In this role, you’ll be enthusiastic about innovative software solutions to solve complex problems, as well as someone who works well in a collaborative team environment. You’ll have good communication skills, showing critical, system-based thinking, with an appetite for learning and applying new knowledge.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites)

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a Homeworking policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6349 Senior Software Engineer (Open)


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