Systems Software Architect


TTP is growing a central software capability, to accommodate the expanding demand for innovative software solutions that make a real difference to people’s lives and grow business across a wide range of application areas. Our work is diverse – covering everything from connected medical implants & desktop biology; bespoke protocols for safety-critical applications; next generation satellite communications; low-latency industrial automation & imaging; and large scale IoT systems. Two projects are rarely the same, so we provide an excellent environment for you to grow and learn; or to pivot your existing expertise and enthusiasm into an entirely new technical domain.​

There has never been a better time for software experts to join TTP. Our team supports the full software consulting cycle, from initial sales and software systems definition, through to design, development, delivery and production support. Sometimes we collaborate with client R&D teams, or third-party software houses; offering an unparalleled opportunity for TTP software experts to grow their client-facing commercial acumen alongside technical and operational leadership skills.


Your application will stand out if you can demonstrate how you have:

  • Experience in designing complex software systems, collaborating with stakeholders to prioritise requirements.
  • Developed system architectures and high-level product specifications to create robust, scalable, and secure solutions.
  • Utilised appropriate tools and methodologies for software requirement specification and architecture.
  • Led development teams to select implementation technologies and establish quality assurance processes aligned with architecture.
  • Ensured consistency of development progress with initial design, adapting architecture and plans as needed.
  • Engaged with colleagues as a mentor, sharing skills and experience.

It would be great if you can demonstrate your:

  • Track record / working knowledge in a relevant industry domain such as:
    • Embedded systems (RTOS, bare metal, hard real-time)
    • Application software (industrial automation, networking protocols, UI frameworks, IT systems)
    • IoT services (Azure, AWS, etc)
  • Excellent knowledge of software specification, architecture design methodologies, and familiarity with various requirements management and system modelling tools
  • Experience in commercial software development and coding (e.g. C, C++, C#, Python, .NET, Java etc)
  • Experience developing software in regulated industries


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you with the freedom to do your best work. We value our collaborative culture and the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and to the business. We also understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our benefits include:

    • Annual profit-related bonus
    • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
    • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
    • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
    • Life insurance worth 6 x salary
    • 25 days holiday
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
    • Electric car leasing scheme
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • A wide range of activities including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
    • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
    • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

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Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.