We’re an easy-going consultancy with five people and a dog, who do all sorts of stuff for arts and education. We’ve partnered with the OCR exam board and we’ve been awarded funding from InnovateUK as part of the Touchable Universe consortium to develop touchable lessons for high school students. It’s virtual reality for your hands, using force feedback 3D controllers and 3D visuals to make it feel like you’re really touching an object. We’re going to make two applications and one developer offering in the next year, and the applications are going to be trialled in schools. We’re going to need another engineer to get everything done!
We’re looking for someone who likes to hack on new technologies, who’s got a year’s industrial experience or a strong portfolio they can show us, who knows what a smart pointer is, and has a good idea how to structure their code in an engineering environment (encapsulation, patterns, all that jazz). You’ll also be working on 3D force feedback devices, OpenGL/OGRE, embedding scripting languages, cross-platform development, and other stuff we’ll make up as we go along. You’re not expected to know everything right away, but any experience in 3D graphics would be a plus. You will be working in an agile team with two other experienced engineers and a project manager, using a codebase that is already in use in a production haptic application. We encourage all staff to share knowledge and lend a hand with each other’s projects so you’ll get to see some other stuff too. We’re a small place so your ideas and opinions have direct influence on the company. You don’t have to like cats, Amigas or playing music, but they’re a good start if you want to butter us up a little bit.
The position makes £25-£35k full-time a year depending on experience. At Glastonbridge we prioritise low-stress, fun work involving arts and education, we do our best to be a nourishing place to spend our working time. Applicants should email us a brief summary of their educational and vocational background or a CV, a paragraph or two summarising your relevant skills, plus a link to any portfolio/open source work you’d like to show us. We will begin phone interviews on 15 October, and personal/technical interviews in Edinburgh before the end of the month. This is a full-time position based in Edinburgh, but part-time and/or some remote work is an option for the right candidate.
We aim not to discriminate against anyone’s race, gender, faith, sexuality, age, physicality, or anything else unrelated to being a developer. We expect the same from you. Please send your applications to iWantToBeEngineer5@glastonbridge.com