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Senior Software Development Engineer


This is a Contract position in Wakefield, MA posted November 22, 2021.

Job Title

Senior Software Development Engineer


Wakefield, 01880 US (Primary)

Job Description

Senior C++ Developer

Wakefield, MA

About RWS:

RWS Holdings plc is the world’s leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and intellectual property services. We help our customers to connect with and bring new ideas to people globally by communicating business critical content at scale and enabling the protection and realization of their innovations.

Our vision is to help organizations interact effectively with people anywhere in the world by solving their language, content and market access challenges through our collective global intelligence, deep expertise and smart technology.

Customers include 90 of the globe’s top 100 brands, the top 10 pharmaceutical companies and 18 of the top 20 patent filers worldwide. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific, and North and South America across the technology, pharmaceutical, medical, legal, chemical, automotive, government and telecommunications sectors, which we serve from offices across five continents.

Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L).

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About The Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer you will research, design and implement solutions for our industry leading XPP Publishing software. You will use your knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and C++ to help build the first XPP cloud based offering.  You will maintain and build efficient and scalable code to process content and create published output in pdf and other formats.


  • 5+ years’ experience C++ development
  • Extensive knowledge of C/C++ on Linux
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Deliver solutions utilizing input from key stakeholders
  • Support existing production code and develop new features
  • Participate in all phases of the software development process as a member of a Scrum team
  • Implement changes for security, performance, scalability and reliability
  • Some programming experience designing and building cloud, web and SaaS products
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language 
  • Team-player with strong interpersonal skills comfortable working as part of distributed team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a related discipline

As a plus

  • Experience with publishing and/or content management applications
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with NodeJS
  • Experience developing applications using GTK and MSYS.
  • Experience in Aerospace and Defense industry
  • Experience with Jira/Confluence/GIT

Life at RWS – We work hard together to deliver for our customers; our expertise, professionalism and determination to never let others down drives  us to be passionate and serious about what we do, deliver customer value, yet always adding a human touch 

As a company focused on connecting people through language, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our company culture. RWS is an Equal Opportunities Employer  and we are committed in ensuring that all employees work in an environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination and one that actively promotes teamwork, diversity and trust. All employees have a right to be treated with respect and dignity. RWS operate in a manner for the inclusion of all – any form of discrimination is expressly prohibited. Employees are selected and promoted on merit alone and no other factors whether race, gender, age, religion, marital status, gender identity or disability are taken into consideration.

We are proud to work in a company where all can succeed and grow their career and while RWS operates in accordance with all local employment laws, if local law enables any form of discrimination this is against RWS company policy and we will adhere to the highest standard.   



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