Graduate Software Engineer

Cambridge, UK

Featurespace – the world-leader in Adaptive Behavioural Analytics – is looking to hire a Graduate Software Engineer to be part of our team based in Cambridge.

We are a technology company that brings new insights through new ways of treating data. Our cutting-edge ARIC software system has many applications and is having a huge impact on fraud, risk and compliance.

We are very much a human company, not just a tech company, and our biggest asset is our people. Here at Featurespace, our board is made up of some of the most successful technology entrepreneurs in the UK and includes Dr. Mike Lynch, Dr. Robert Samson, Martina King, David Excell and Gordon Hurst.


  • Working within a small team to design large-scale, real-time distributed architectures.
  • Delivering new features: from specification, through development, QA and into final deploy
  • Providing input into future technology development
  • Supporting your code throughout its lifetime


Skills and Experience

Required skills:

  •  Good degree from a top tier university in a scientific or numerate discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering.
  • Ability to read and write code fluently, with strong skills in one or more programming languages (Java or Python preferred).
  • Experience working on a reasonable size software project, either as a side project, or as part of a degree course.
  • Good awareness of algorithms and data structures.
  • Experience with Linux, source control, and SQL.
  • In-depth familiarity with computers and technology.
  • Passion to learn new technical skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects.

Desirable skills:

  • Github (or similar) profile
  • Experience of NoSQL databases – eg MongoDB
  • Code profiling and performance tuning
  • Cloud platforms and automation
  • Modern IDEs and continuous integration systems
  • Web services – HTTP API development
  • Experience with message queues – eg Apache Kafka

Desired Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Enjoy working in a team of like-minded and intelligent people to solve complex problems
  • A focus on personal achievement and responsibilities
  • A passion to learn new skills and technologies
  • Attention to grammatical detail, layout and presentation
  • A passion to work for one of the fastest growing fraud prevention technologies in the world

And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude. 

Salary & Benefits

We believe in giving you the resources you need so that innovation can thrive. 

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer:

  • Flexible career progression options
  • Regular bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free Friday team lunches at our Cambridge & London offices
  • Quarterly social, team building events
  • Fridge and cupboards packed full of edible treats
  • Weekly sports and board game social events



How to apply

If you have the required skills and experience as above, we would love to hear from you. 
Send your CV to and we’ll be in touch.

Please note: we are only able to accept applications from people who are already eligible to work in the UK.