Senior Software Engineer (C++)

  • CommScope
  • Saltaire, Shipley, UK
  • 13/01/2020
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

CommScope is a leading video and broadband technology company that transforms how service providers worldwide deliver entertainment and communications…without boundaries. Our solutions enable service and content providers to improve the way people connect – with each other and with their favourite content. It’s an exciting time at CommScope, and as we continue to grow our global operations, we need extraordinary people across all facets of our organization.

We’re looking for Software Engineers to join our Connected Home Solutions organisation, where our vision is creating partnerships to combine our technology, innovation, skills and resources to design, build and deliver the best connected home solutions that enable success & build growth, differentiating product sales with deep understanding of customer needs, enabling then to deliver the best experiences.

As a Senior Software Engineer in the Connected Home Solutions organisation, you’ll be working on full-stack set-top-box software that is deployed to over 1 million set top boxes. You will have the opportunity to design, develop & test cutting edge features that transform how users consume content. Our deployed software is designed to “own” the living room, aggregating traditional broadcast content with Video On Demand and other applications such as Netflix.

You will work within an Agile squad to continuously deliver working software to our customers, primarily using C and C++, but the variety of features that we deliver means that you’ll become familiar with many languages, open source packages and frameworks along the way.

Our Saltaire office is based in a World Heritage Site in West Yorkshire, less that 15 minutes by train from Leeds and Bradford, with free on-site car parking and a cycle to work scheme.

We offer a competitive salary with 25 days annual leave and flexible working. We aim to develop people in the direction they want to go by providing regular training on specific software skills or providing other opportunities such as Scrum Masters, Product Owners or Management roles in order to meet our future growth needs. We also offer perks such as annual performance bonus, employee share options and discounts on metro cards.


To apply for this role you’ll need to have a good understanding of object oriented software development and have experience with C++ and Linux. A degree in Software Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or similar will be highly advantageous, as will the following:

  • Ability to quickly understand new technologies
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and reporting skills


The following skill will be beneficial, although not required:

  • Knowledge of DVB related technologies
  • Experience with developing software for embedded platforms
  • Experience with Set Top Box middleware
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience with automated test frameworks

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities