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Software Systems Engineer

Title: Software Systems Engineer

Salary Range: £40,000 – £45,000 per annum

Location: Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6AL (limited hybrid working)

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent  

Functional Area: R&D – Physics & Engineering

Reports to: Group Leader – Software

Who are we? Sphere Fluidics is an established Life Science company which provides instruments and specialist consumables for the global pharmaceutical and academic research community. Built upon our Picodroplet microfluidic technology, we aim to ease the journey to discovery for single cell analysis and isolation.  

What’s our vision? To be the droplet microfluidic technology company for single cell analysis. 

What’s our mission? To find, analyse and isolate the most valuable cells with ease and speed. 

What’s our culture? We prioritize a culture that fosters care, collaboration, and self-expression. We believe in continuous learning and improvement and hold ourselves accountable for maintaining integrity at all times. It is our priority to build an inclusive environment that supports growth and empowers our employees to achieve their full potential and role model our employee values: 

  • We value and care for our people 
  • We innovate to create our future 
  • We collaborate and win together as a team 


What you’ll do 

The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team, delivering unique, life-science instrumentation that combines complex microfluidic, optical, and mechanical assemblies to provide our Picodroplet technology. They should be enthusiastic with excellent team-working and communication skills. They will be flexible and self-motivated with a desire to succeed, whatever the challenge. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Conducting Software Systems Engineering activities including requirements management, risk assessments, verification, validation and regulatory compliance 
  • Producing use cases, interfaces and technical documentation 
  • Preparing and delivering design reviews 
  • Technical management of suppliers and customers 


What we’re looking for 

Skills and Experience 

  • A degree level qualification in Physics, Engineering or equivalent 
  • A strong technical background gained through working in industry 
  • The ability to manage ambiguity and identify and mitigate risk 
  • Are meticulous and accurate with details and documentation, and are able to conduct technical communication fluently 
  • Professional experience with high level programming languages  
  • An appreciation of coding patterns and object orientated design 
  • A keen eye for fault-finding 
  • Self-motivated, with a drive towards continual personal and technical improvement 


  • Experience with medical devices or in an equivalent regulated industry 
  • Experience with Agile management principles 


The Benefits 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Employee Share Options (EMI Scheme) 
  • Company pension scheme with Aviva (employer contributes 8%)  
  • 4x Life Insurance & Critical Illness Cover 
  • Private Medical Insurance with Vitality  
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • Group Income Protection  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Cycle to Work scheme  
  • Learning & Development opportunities for career growth 
  • Long Service Bonus – up to 5 extra days holiday 
  • Recruitment referral scheme (£1,000) 
  • Flexible working hours to support work-life balance 


What’s Next? We will review your application and whilst we would love to get back to every applicant, it is not always possible. If you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks, please note that your application has not been successful on this occasion.   


Sphere Fluidics strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Our policy is to recruit a diverse workforce and follow the guidelines of the Equality Act. 


We’d love to hear from you. To apply for this role, please e-mail your CV to: