• Senior Application Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Cambridge
    Job ID 2018-1084
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure? 

    You get one of the most pioneering, leading edge technology companies in the world. Welcome to Solarflare!  


    The Sr. Software Application Engineer will provide support and consultancy to our customers’ engineering teams – mainly focused on our Open Onload product.  Open Onload is an open source, high performance, TCP/IP stack and therefore this role would suit engineers with a strong interest in networking who thrive on investigating and troubleshooting a substantial code base written in C.  We are looking for engineers with a strong academic background. We provide training on the job and invest in potential.


    Working closely with the software development team you will be providing 1st to 3rd line technical support for the network adapter product range which is used globally by customers. As we have customers worldwide, the team provides 24-hour support which will require some on-call duties, usually from home outside of normal working hours.


    This is a great team of highly motivated and engaged engineers ranging from Graduate level to Principal.  Whether you are a newly qualified graduate with limited experience but the right attitude, great communication skills and lots of potential or a very experienced senior software engineer looking for a new challenge within a great company we want to hear from you.


    We are looking for candidates with the following skill set and knowledge:

    • A PhD, first class or 2:1 degree from a well ranked university in a numerical subject (e.g. computer science, maths or physics)

    • Proven commercial experience developing in C

    • Knowledge of Linux and Socket programming (desirable but not essential)

    • Knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, Ethernet) (desirable but not essential)

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Proven problem solving skills and the ability to investigate the needs/problems of customers

    • A great team player who enjoys being part of a dynamic and highly motivated team

    What is going to make you successful here at Solarflare?

    • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse multicultural environment

    • Problem Solver, quantitative minded

    • Team player with ability to build relationships and work with cross-functional teams

    • Ability to work under time constraints and prioritizing work flows

    • Open-minded to continuous change, adaptability for growth

    • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including 25 days’ holiday, stock options, private medical cover, life insurance and cycle scheme.  If you’re seeking a role where you’ll continue to develop your professional expertise working on challenging projects and help shape the UK site, then please do apply.


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