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Principal C++ Developer

Job Description

Principal C++ Developer - (Long standing and secure US software house- high scale distributed software - global projects with a well respected team of technologists)

VANRATH are excited to be recruiting for a high profile US software house that have had a footprint in Belfast for over 15 years.

They specialise in the development of high scale distributed software solutions for the mobile telecoms industry and have one of the strongest teams in Belfast that everyone will know.

The role

  • Deliver high quality, high performance, low latency software components.
  • Work closely with system architects to provide high/low level design material
  • Implement against quality processes to enable on time delivery via CICD pipelines
  • Be an active contributor to continuous improvement initiatives

The ideal person:

Minimum 2:1 BSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent relevant to Software Engineering

Highly Proficient in C++ with at least 4 + years experience developing high performance, low latency server applications for Linux/Unix based environments

Demonstrable experience working with database technologies ( relational and/or NoSQL)

Strong knowledge of OS/Networking concepts

Nice to haves

Experience in other programming languages such as Java and Python

Experience with mobile technologies and standards.

Experience working in a DevOps/CICD environment

Experience in mentoring other software engineers

Experience working directly with customers or with support/professional services teams to deliver solutions and critical fixes


Attractive base salary + significant bonuses dependent on skills and experience .

Group Pension Plan with Employer contributions* Full sick pay for up to 26 weeks*Private Health insurance:-Market leading 75% salary in the event of prolonged or serious illness *Death in service benefit -3xSalary *Annual Bonus Plan*Cycle to Work *Subsidised Social Event*Subsidised Car parking

Our client will tailor an attractive benefits package to attract top talent. Get in touch with Phil Gamble early to find out more.

A bit about me

I have been recruiting in the Belfast IT market for the past 16 years. Prior to recruitment I worked for Microsoft and have a BSc from Queens University, Belfast in Management and information systems.

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Phil has been a pleasure to deal with in our numerous conversations and interactions over the past few years. He is highly pro-active in providing job information for very suitable roles, making the process of applications and setting up interviews an absolute breeze - which is a breathe of fresh air compared to the usual cold calling and cold messaging of others. Phil and Vanrath are by far the best recruitment agency in NI, no questions asked, and I highly recommend them to anyone I know looking for work, especially in the IT/Software sector

I have been a client of Phil's several times during my career. He has always been able to match appropriate roles to my experience and skillset. He has a calm and responsive approach, moves at the clients pace and offers good counsel and advice. He is a valuable asset to VANRATH and also the NI technical community.

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