Software Engineer 


Temp Consultant Role


HP-UX Software Developer

Location: Cambridge

Temporary position: full-time Contract, Short-Term, or Interim

Contract Length: 3 months’ minimum

Start Date: ASAP

Daily Rate: from £380 to £450 upon experience


Astek is offering a unique opportunity for a talented Software Engineer – HP-UX Expert to support one of our main clients based in Cambridge.


Our Client and its Project

Our client is leader in Mission-critical information systems for the Transportation, Aerospace, Defense and Security markets, operating in 50 countries with 68,000 employees.


The Head of Software of our client is looking for support and expertise on a project of a replacement for an existing PCIe card based HSM known as Solo.


The aim will be to develop PCI drivers for a Solo XC card. The task is to develop a loadable HP-UX character driver for a Solo XC PCIe card using the existing HP-UX driver for the Solo PCIe card as the base.


 The Role main responsibility

To assist porting of a device driver software.

As a consultant, you will be a key member of our Client Software Development team experts on the driver code for Windows, Linux and Solaris.

You will be in charge of bringing your knowledge and competencies in HP-UX driver experience.

You will also have potential opportunity to collaborate with other sites across the UK and abroad.


Mandatory Experience

  • Expert knowledge of HP-UX (11.3)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Intel Itanium architect


Relevant Experience

  • Relevant driver development experience (e.g. PCIe, SCSI, network)
  • Capable of kernel level debugging. 


Mandatory Level/ Education/Certification

  • A minimum of 5+ years’ professional experience
  • At least 4 years’ experience as a Software Engineer or in a similar role, justifying your technical expertise 
  • At least 2 years’ experience having worked within relevant projects and project environment ( HP-UX 11.3, Intel Itanium )


Mandatory eligibility

  • Eligible to work in the UK No VISA sponsorship possible 
  • Fluent in English


Seen as a plus

  • A certification qualifying your expertise
  • An Engineering degree or a Master degree in Computer Sciences, IT, IS, Maths, Software.
  • Baseline level security clearance (BLSC)


Personal Skills expected


  • Customer-focused 
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Organised
  • Good Communication and inter-personal skills
  • Calm and focused under pressure
  • Team Work
  • Self-motivated and a “go-getter”


What about Astek?

We are an IT and Engineering consulting, design and Implementation Company established since 1988.

Worldwide, more than 2500 highly qualified engineers challenge themselves daily to exceed our 250 clients’ expectations by bringing together creative vision and technical expertise.

Our clients include some of the world’s leading Engineering and IT service companies in 12 countries (United-States, Canada, France, UK, Australia, China, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Singapore…).

Astek is a community of passionate experts and innovators empowering clients to get the best from technology and solve their business challenges in the long term.
Our passion lies in delivering simple, customized and creative solutions to our clients, enabling them to be at the cutting edge of technology and maximize their competitiveness and efficiency.

Our technical and operational expertise is focused on four major activities: Consulting, Information systems, Scientific and Technical Engineering.

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