2023 Graduate Software Engineer

Who are we?

Sagentia Innovation provides leading-edge product development services focused on science and technology initiatives. We work across the medical, industrial, consumer and food and beverage sectors, with a broad range of companies from some of the world’s leading and best-known brands, to start-up disruptors new to the market. Our breadth of expertise brings together the best people to solve a problem and can include our scientists, engineers, human factors experts, data and AI scientists, innovation strategists, product developers and designers, and consumer insight specialists.

Our team has recently been involved in a variety of successful product developments including advanced software for monitoring critical care devices in the field, Digital Transformation/IoT solutions for consumer trials, the Nuvola cloud solution for multi-ecosystem voice assistants, data science and sustainability initiatives.

All these developments focus on delivering elegant and creative solutions that improve lives through innovation.

The opportunity

Are you an enthusiastic and curious graduate who loves solving complex challenges using software? Would you relish the opportunity to develop and apply these skills to product development challenges across diverse industries?

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a fantastic team of colleagues while developing your technical skills working across the product development lifecycle, from new concept generation to technology validation.

We have:

  • The opportunity to work with a wide range of client projects ranging from start-up to blue-chip companies while developing your software programming skills.
  • Projects ranging from quick build proof-of-principle prototypes through to full product developments
  • A multitude of exciting projects in the medical, industrial and consumer sectors

You have:

  • A degree (First or 2.1, or even a PhD) in Computer Science or Engineering (or similar)
  • Passion for Software Engineering and the desire of learning new programming languages such as C/C++/C#
  • Awareness of Agile methodologies, continuous integration and unit testing frameworks.
  • Enthusiasm to work within multidisciplinary teams

You might also have (but not essential):

  • PC software, Cloud or embedded software development experience
  • Algorithm design exposure (e.g. Signal/image processing, machine learning or feedback control including robotics)
  • Mobile platform development exposure (e.g. iOS or Android)
  • Web technologies exposure (e.g. ASP.NET Core)

A day in the life

Your work will predominately be based at our Sagentia offices in Harston, Cambridge or Epsom, Surrey and there may also be opportunities to travel to client sites in Europe or USA. You will enjoy a fast-paced environment in which we solve a variety of challenges from different industries where you will be driven to stretch yourself and demonstrate determination and focus.

At any one time we have dozens of active projects in the medical, industrial and consumer sectors. As a Graduate, you will have the opportunity to utilise and improve your software development skills on one or more projects simultaneously across sectors. Projects range in length anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years. Projects will typically require multidisciplinary skills requiring team work, independent research, electronics design, mechanical design, and of course a software team that you will be part of. You will enjoy a variety of tasks such as attending daily stand-ups, writing code, writing unit tests, performing code reviews and attending client teleconferences.

In addition, you will attend internal multidisciplinary progress meetings which will give you exposure to challenges outside of the software development field. You will also be involved with and support direct interaction with clients through regular external project update meetings.

Career development

You will work on client projects from your first day; we think this provides you with the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of colleagues and put your great technical skills to use immediately! We work with you from the start of your time with us to ensure we understand how you want to develop your career in the future. We have a great variety of projects taking place at all times and identify, offer and provide bespoke training to support you in developing your existing skills and fill in any gaps. When you join you will be paired with a mentor whose job is to help you settle in, inspire you and instil the Sagentia Innovation way.

Every one of our employees has the opportunity to progress and develop within our business – there is no career ceiling; with commitment, hard work and determination there is no limit to what you can achieve! Success looks different to everyone and Sagentia Innovation provides great career advancement whether you want to apply your technical skills to brilliant projects, find solutions to problems no one else can solve, deepen and broaden your technical knowledge, manage complex projects or business development!


You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.

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