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Software Engineer (Back-end)

  • Garrison Technology
  • Full time
  • United Kingdom
  • 14/07/2021

Founded in 2014 in London, United Kingdom, Garrison has raised more than $50m to date from London investors including Dawn Capital, IP Group, NM Capital and BGF. Garrison’s strengths lie in its experienced and dedicated teams, building on years of expertise in cyber security to bring genuinely game changing technology to the industry.

Garrison is working to build the future of cyber security and is already deploying at scale in both the government and commercial space. Our existing customers are large organisations averaging over 50,000 employees each, across sectors including banking, insurance, media, telco, law and government.

Our working culture

We are an exciting start-up with ground-breaking technology; a very serious mission to solve real world problems, but with a positive and highly inclusive atmosphere, and an excellent work/life balance!

At Garrison we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and we’re focused on continuously improving equality for the benefit of our employees, products and community. We recruit, develop and retain talent purely on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we take every possible step to ensure that every person employed or seeking employment with us receives fair treatment. No-one shall be disadvantaged on the grounds of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, neurodiversity, social background, physical ability, illness or otherwise.

Our employee benefits package is as follows:

  • Flexible working hours and regular working from home
  • 25 days holiday allowance per year (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 5 days)
  • Company pension scheme of 8% base salary (depending on employee minimum contribution)
  • Personal annual training budget
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Share option scheme
  • Perkbox discounts and freebies – free coffee, free cinema tickets, and lots more
  • Bike to work scheme and an interest-free season ticket loans
  • Regular socials – games nights, open air cinema, quiz nights and company picnic are all recent!
  • And free fruit, tea and coffee in our offices!

Overview of the role

As a Software Engineer at Garrison you will be involved in developing software across all our platforms and creating new products and capabilities, contributing to all aspects of product engineering within the team and taking the lead on creating software components for our current and future products.

2021/22 is shaping up to be our busiest and most productive year yet, with increasing demand, steady growth, and plenty of impactful projects taking place!

Product software development

  • Developing functionality for the product to meet the key market needs with a focus on delivering reliable, high-quality software solutions.
  • Contributing to the scoping and design of new software and supporting planning and estimating, including responsibility for estimating individual development tasks.

Integration, test and sustainment

  • Performing the end-to-end integration and test of software components and deploying them onto hardware through both manual testing and automated test development.
  • Collaborating with hardware and firmware teams to mitigate risks in both the overall design and in the integration of hardware and software.

Continuous improvement and innovation

  • Improving code maintainability, automation and supportability, e.g. code refactoring, code peer-review, unit test development and provision of stable APIs.
  • Suggesting and progressing opportunities for innovation across the product, investigating new technologies and techniques, performing prototyping with the direction of senior leadership, and discovering new opportunities for new design improvements and product features.

Skills and experience

  • Demonstrable knowledge of multiple programming languages (including exposure to C++) and core computer science concepts such as concurrency, networking, performance and algorithms.
  • A passion for technology, demonstrated through previous project work, professional roles and/or personal projects. You’ll likely enjoy technical challenges and delivering results!
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable, and can cope when thrown in at the deep end.
  • Will understand the importance of planning, prioritisation and getting work done on schedule.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, plus the ability to effectively collaborate with others.

We are now accepting applications for this Software Engineer opportunity in three different ways, with the aim of making our recruitment process as fair and inclusive as possible.

They are as follows:

  • C++ coding challenge – you will be tasked with completing as many technical challenges as you can in 30 minutes, which can be accessed here. The challenges have been pre-selected by us, and are hosted by our testing partner HackerRank.
  • Submitting a code sample/portfolio, or a link to a GitHub/personal site that we can use to objectively assess your coding ability. You can submit this to
  • Apply for the role with your CV via the button below - we will completely anonymise your CV before review by the hiring managers, leaving only the information relevant to your application (removing your name, address/location, education, company names, additional languages, hobbies, etc).

We will endeavour to respond to your application as quickly as possible.

About Garrison Technology

Who we areFounded in 2014 in London, United Kingdom, Garrison has raised more than $50m to date from London investors including Dawn Capital, IP Group, NM Capital and BGF. Garrison’s strengths lie in its experienced and dedicated teams, building on years of expertise in ...

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