Graduate Autonomy Software Engineer

Flexible Working Location

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£29,000 plus competitive benefits
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Flexible Working Location

HORIBA MIRA is a world-class, provider of Robotics and autonomous systems for use in Defence applications.

We are seeking a graduate entry Autonomy Software Engineer to join a small, fast-moving team working to create advanced robot prototypes and products. For the right candidate, we offer an opportunity to work in this new and exciting vehicle autonomy sector.

The ideal candidate has experience as part of their degree projects or during a summer time placement in autonomy or robotics design and implementation. Examples of excellent practical experience include developing software for autonomous vehicles and robots, including creating hardware-software interfaces for actuators and sensors, developing path/motion planning algorithms, and creating visualisations for sensor and autonomy decision making.

The team’s engineers write software, conduct experiments, communicate results, give high-profile demonstrations and develop innovative solutions to new problems. We offer a relaxed but hardworking environment where individuals are recognised for their personal performance.



  • Design and development of C++ software


  • Design and implementation of software for Autonomous Vehicle or Robot control
  • Agile development processes


  • Skills in C++ software development
  • Excellent problem solving and communications skills
  • Experience in using and developing in Windows or Linux


  • Background in robotics or autonomous vehicle software
  • Experience working with hardware interfaces such as CAN and Serial
  • Working with vehicle simulations (e.g., using Unreal Engine 4)
  • Basic knowledge of UDP/TCP networking
  • Python development

Applicants should possess an Honours degree (min. 2:2) or Master’s degree in:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • AI/Machine Learning
Other information

At HORIBA MIRA we have a wide range of benefits including:-

  • £29,000 starting salary
  • Salary reviewed every 6 months during the initial 2 years, with salary progression monitored over the first three years
  • 27 days holiday + statutory days (with the option to participate in a holiday buy/sell scheme)
  • A generous contributory pension plan
  • A fantastic Employee Assistance Programme which offers a range of wellbeing services to staff.
  • Reimbursement of fees for corporate memberships for relevant Chartered/professional institution
  • A range of tax efficient salary sacrifice options including a cycle to work scheme.

Successful candidates must be able to work in the UK without restrictions and meet UK government security vetting criteria.

Right to work: - HORIBA MIRA actively promotes diversity and inclusion across our organisation, however this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the current Home Office Shortage Occupation list. 

Closing date for Applications: Sunday 26th June

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible, as we reserve the right to close posts at any time once we have received sufficient applications.

Assessment process:

If you meet our eligibility criteria, we will then ask you to complete some psychometric tests, with successful applicants then progressing to an assessment day where we can meet each other. This will take place at our MIRA Technology Institute in w/c 25th July, so your diary must be available for this.