Are you driven by innovation and a bias for action? Vaarst is the place for you. We're a tech company committed to making a real impact through groundbreaking solutions. Join us and be part of a team that turns ideas into reality.
Location: Bristol, UK - Hybrid 2+ days in the office per week
Salary: up to £65,000 + 10% company bonus
Vaarst focuses on making the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good. We’re using techniques in artificial intelligence, autonomy, computer vision and marine robotics to create a difference in the world with underwater technology for our clients in offshore wind and the subsea industry.
Take a look at one of our products in action
SubSLAM X2 - Unlocking the Future of Marine Robotics - YouTube
Founded in 2021 by our sister company Rovco, we’ve announced funding of more than £15 million, been voted one of the most innovative and sustainable companies working towards net zero and won awards for Best Use of AI and Best Technology Innovation.
Discover your place in a hybrid team of 100+ people that celebrates diversity knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success and that empowers you to achieve a fulfilling work-life balance.
Software Engineer - Simulation
You will develop exciting new simulation capabilities to enable various Vaarst products and Autonomy. You will be primarily working in C++, employing high-quality software engineering principles and practices, to advance our simulation capabilities to the next level.
Within the simulation team, you will contribute towards the full software development lifecycle, engaging in the design, development, and testing of our simulator. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the fields of Robotics, Perception, and Machine Learning. Good communication and understanding of the users will be key to ensuring the solution fulfils their needs.
We’ll welcome your ideas & input and support your development In addition, this is an incredible opportunity to help further the transition to renewable energy.
Other companies might call this: Software simulation engineer, modelling and simulation engineer, software engineer, robotic simulation engineer, performance engineer,
Vaarst is an exciting and dynamic environment meaning these are likely to change as we grow, upon joining your objectives and responsibilities will include:
- Scaling and delivering high quality simulation capabilities across Vaarst.
- Designing and building solutions from scratch, to solve complex problems.
- Collaborating on technical discussions and decisions
- Contributing towards the complete software development process from conception to deployment
- Enhancing the end-to-end life cycle of software development
- Modifying, improving and testing changes to previously developed codebases
- Breaking down requirements and building appropriate solutions
You Will Also
- Make an impact in the energy transition space, helping transition from oil & gas to renewables
- Be part of a great company with very talented people that will revolutionize an industry
- Building knowledge in the company; share yours and absorb others’
- Continue to learn and develop your personal and professional toolkits with lots of opportunities for collaboration, and access to learning tools and events.
You should apply if you have.
(we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role):
- Proven experience working with simulation software
- Proficient in developing production level, clean and modular modern C++
- Strong understanding of software engineering practices, such as automated testing, TDD, CI/CD, Agile, etc
- Ability to design and build systems from scratch, and comfortable working with large codebases
- Familiarity with Linux
Grow together with Vaarst, you may have some knowledge of the following, if you don't these are areas you'll develop in.
- Relevant technologies: Gazebo, ROS or Unreal Engine
- Simulating sensors and physics
- Performance analyses and benchmarking
- 3D graphics and rendering
- Hardware in the Loop (HIL)
- Working with robotics systems
- Working with 3D and Video data, including mesh and point clouds
- Deploying large scale systems in the cloud
At Vaarst, we’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. Our hybrid-remote approach and state-of-the-art Bristol Office Hub provide a welcoming space designed to nurture your creativity, productivity and well-being.
Inaddition, you’ll get an extensive range of benefits so you can focus on doing your very best work:
- Flexible, hybrid working and a 35 hour work week so you can work when is best for you
- 25 days annual leave to start with increasing to 35 days after 6 years + bank holidays
- Sabbaticals at 4 and 6 years and a £500 holiday voucher at 2 years
- Private medical insurance, including Dental, optical which can be extended to your family
- Career and learning development through paid courses, conferences and events
- Curiosity fund – up to £500 to spend on learning which is not role related
- Up to 10% company bonus
- Pension up to 6% company contribution
- Life assurance 4X base salary
- Volunteering day, to give back to your local community
- Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
- Cycle to work scheme
- Recognition & rewards for doing great work and living our values and behaviours
- Flexible working options including, reduced hours, job share, phased return to work, term time working, compressed hours
- We’re a sociable, tight-knit team with monthly socials
- Hybrid working, Most teams work in our offices 2+ days a week to collaborate and be hands on with our technology. When you do visit our Bristol office is 10 minute walk from the train station, with a balcony, fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
Join Vaarst in our mission to make the world a cleaner, greener and safer place by deploying technology for good.
At Vaarst, we've designed a straightforward interview process to ensure the best fit for both you and the company. We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the hiring team.
- Application: Begin by submitting your application with your CV, highlighting your skills and experience relevant to the job. Answer key questions on elements that are important to the role.
- Talent Partner Interview: We will tell you more about the role, the team and Vaarst’s mission. This is a two-way conversation; we want to learn about your motivation, what you can bring to Vaarst, and provide answers to your questions.
- Aptitude Test: Demonstrate your critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and workplace personality through an aptitude test. It includes a timed cognitive exercise and a workplace personality questionnaire.
- Team Interview: Engage in a 1.5-hour interview with a few team members. Experience the role firsthand and share your skills and experience. We'll discuss our technologies, key skills, and team dynamics. As always, feel free to ask any questions you may have.
- CTO Conversation: Meet with our CTO for a 30-minute discussion. This is your opportunity to express your thoughts on the role and ask any final questions. We'll clarify expectations and ensure this role aligns with your aspirations.
- Offer! If you are successful in the process, you'll receive an offer to join Vaarst and become part of our team.
We value the diversity of our teams and are committed to supporting and welcoming individuals from all backgrounds, knowing that every perspective is a valuable part of our success. Should you require any reasonable adjustment throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to let a member of the Talent team know.
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