Job Opportunity – 17/S01

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Software Developer

with 3 to 4 years C++ experience – West London

Active Silicon Ltd.

June 2017


Active Silicon’s products have applications in many areas of science and industry, including manufacturing, life sciences, medical imaging, traffic, security and defense.

Active Silicon is a market leader in the design and manufacture of complex computer imaging products which are used in industries from machine vision to radiotherapy scanners and surgical microscopes.

We are seeking a Software Developer with 3 to 4 years’ experience of C++ who wants to develop their career with the challenge of coding in a complex application environment.

Our software projects include user interfaces and low level communications with our hardware products. As an example, Active Silicon was a founder member of the CoaXPress Consortium, which pushed the boundaries of high speed image acquisition and presented many technical challenges. Projects are typically cross-platform so you will be able to expand your experience of working on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

Our main coding language is C++ and we use Qt, CUDA and boost extensively; there will be projects in other languages so experience of any other languages including Python or C# would be useful.

In your first few days you will be introduced to everyone in the company so you rapidly feel part of the team. During your first month you will quickly discover the challenge of working with image processing. You will be learning more about the complexities of handling high data rates in a multi-threaded environment. 

As time goes on your will be involved in the full development life cycle from specification allowing you to be involved in a project from start to finish. 

If you have experience of working in an agile development environment you can help shape our working practices.

Active Silicon team at the trade show VISION 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Active Silicon has customers around the world and as your experience of our products increases you will have an opportunity for some travel.

The company had a large stand at the Vision 2016 exhibition in Stuttgart in November 2016 and all our software team visited the show at some point. We are exhibiting again in 2018 so you will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition to interact with customers, see technical developments in the market, and have dinner and drinks in the evening with the team.

There may also be other opportunities for travel. At the time of writing our Software Manager is on a trip to South Korea and Taiwan to meet our customers and discuss new projects. One of our software developers recently made a similar trip to Japan.

The Active Silicon team at the Tough Mudder race in August 2016.

We have an active social and sports culture. Teams have taken on the Tough Mudder competition and several other events. We have some fun activities planned for Red Nose Day. There is a social night out at least once a month. Several visit the pub for lunch on a Friday, if not every week then at least the last Friday of the month. Some cycle to work and others go for a run or walk in our neighbouring Black Country Park at lunchtime. Our office has a shower.

We have a Christmas party each year where the company will pay for the event and a night in a hotel for you and your partner. Less formal Christmas celebrations include lunch following our long standing tradition of opening Secret Santa presents.

Based outside Pinewood Studios there are options for transport from Uxbridge tube station and Langley and Slough main line stations. We have free car parking at the office.

We will offer a competitive salary depending on experience, plus potential for a quarterly bonus based on company performance. The company makes an additional 5% contribution of salary to the group pension scheme and offers 25 days holiday plus public holidays.


If you are interested in this position please send your application and CV to Please refer in the subject line to “Software Developer”.

Please note that we can only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the UK.