TTP plc. Full-time 2018-03-19

Software Systems Architect

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


TTP is a leading technology consulting and contract product development business with expertise across a range of markets including areas such as Medical Devices, Sensors, Life Sciences and Communications. We are now recruiting to strengthen our software, user interface and data analysis capabilities to build 21st century healthcare systems. You’ll be joining our diverse community of biologists, engineers, physicists and human factors designers to create user centred products that improve healthcare.

Our customers range from innovative start-ups through to mature multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. They keep coming back for our long track record of delivering high volume devices and open handed business approach. As with all our consultants, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to all stages of development, from project proposal through production release with opportunities to blend leadership and practice, developing your technical and business skills. Likely projects include distributed healthcare systems, multi biomarker monitoring, user (as opposed to patient) empowerment and next generation drug delivery devices.

TTP is an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own science park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship with a track record of spinning out successful businesses. We share ideas and collaborate to provide you the freedom to do your best work.

We are looking for a software systems architect to design distributed systems spanning from resource constrained embedded devices, through mobile phones and up into the cloud. The role is to maintain technical overview of the whole software system ensuring it meets customer requirements. Taking account of available resources, you’ll partition functionality between devices and create robust, sustainable interfaces. You’ll be making technology choices for both legacy support and forward looking open APIs. You’ll contribute to partner selection, taking account of both technical and commercial considerations.

As with all our consultants you’ll be contributing at every stage of the development cycle, from concept proposal through development and formal test validation to production deployment.


You are an experienced software engineer, who has worked with a combination of both bottom up and top down architectural approaches. You will enjoy writing code for concept demonstrators where necessary. Ideally you will have experience of developing

· Remotely hosted web or cloud applications

· Data base architectures

· Security and encryption methodologies

· API use, definition and deployment

You will have experience of leading teams, in both formal position and without direct authority.

Your strong problem solving skills will rest on a basis of curiosity, imagination, initiative and creativity. You’ll have a solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and physical principles with the communication skills to put them into practice.

You will have a 1st or upper 2nd class degree from a leading university in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a related subject.


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own Science Park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We also offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • A generous employer pension contribution
  • Employee share scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Profit share
  • 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life insurance
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

How to apply

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