Job Description

Location: Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 8JR (20 minutes North of Bristol)
Salary: Up to £46,000 depending on experience
Hybrid working: 3 days onsite, 2 days from home (4.5 day working week)

Renishaw is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in high precision metrology, healthcare, and Additive Manufacturing (AM). We design and manufacture AM turn-key solutions based on a process called metal powder bed fusion (or laser melting). Our products are used by customers in their cutting-edge engineering projects, in market sectors ranging from automotive to aerospace.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll be responsible for developing the assembly systems and test processes for the next generation of Additive Manufacturing products. You’ll be in close collaboration with multi-disciplinary system and sub-system teams where you’ll have opportunities to gain specific domain knowledge, as well as getting involved in state-of-the-art technology within R&D projects.

The position is based at New Mills, our global headquarters and as above does have hybrid working opportunities. From time-to-time, introduction of new software will require certain tasks to be carried out onsite, so you may see flexibility required during key phases of these releases.


  • Design, development and introduction of new processes for the assembly and testing of new AM products

  • Lead a team of junior/graduate engineers to set and maintain a high-quality standard of software produced

  • Analyse test data and process statistics for a multi-disciplinary team to contribute towards project delivery through test-driven development

Key requirements

  • Qualified to degree-level (2:1 or above) in Engineering, Software, Science, Mathematics, or similar technical subject

  • Experience in a similar software engineering position, within a complex and innovative engineering environment

  • Experience developing software in .NET, C# and WPF applications

  • Familiarity working within Agile methodologies

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in leading a small engineering team, mentoring junior engineers

  • Experience of developing software suitable for a production environment, as well as an understanding of statistics in relation to production processes (CpK, Gauge R&R, MSA and SPC charts)

  • Awareness of software development systems (Visual Studio, Git, Azure DevOps)

Person specification

As a Senior Software Engineer at Renishaw, you’ll show initiative to apply innovation with an aptitude for problem solving. You’ll have an enthusiasm and commitment to deliver challenging engineering projects, whilst building interpersonal relationships with a variety of stakeholders across the group. You’ll pride yourself on your attention to detail and your ability and desire to achieve success with the engineering work you do.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybrid working policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6942 Senior Software Engineer (Open)


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