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C++ 3D Software Developer

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

This role will be temporarily homebased due to COVID-19. Then subsequently working from our Glasgow office with hybrid and flexible working options available.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for a 3D Software Developer for our Head Office in Glasgow. The successful candidate will be part of a talented software team working on our Building Model Manipulation (Model Translation Engine) suite of tools.

The Model Translation Engine Team is a small and independent team that works on cross-platform tools to stitch the individual achievements from various teams into a cohesive whole. We are now looking for a C++ Software Developer who will help us with our data manipulation and rules engines development with a specific focus on our 3D and spatial data, as well as contribute towards the general platform architecture, data input/output logic, and cross-team collaboration.


  • Working with 3D data sets and C++ libraries to create and manipulate the physical representation of buildings, communities and cities
  • Maintaining, improving and developing input and output file formats, including proprietary and industry standard data sources
  • Maintain the codebase to a high standard: consider modern C++ standards, best practices, libraries, design patterns, etc
  • Work with our C++ and Python bindings to develop samples, documentation, and API guides for our end users.

The Candidate

We are looking for an experienced/enthusiastic developer. Skills include the following:

Essential Skills:

  • A degree in computing or a related scientific degree
  • Minimum 2 years commercial experience of developing software in C++
  • Experience with 3D Graphics systems/libraries and maths
  • Experience of using Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work as part of a development team, with multiple goals and deadlines

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of developing scientific and technical software
  • Experience of using building modelling or simulation packages
  • An understanding of source code control systems

The Rewards

In return we offer the chance to work for a dynamic company in an exciting and supportive working environment; we will reward you with a competitive salary; private health care; a contributory pension scheme; life insurance, retail discounts, enhanced maternity and paternity, flexible start times and hybrid working options.

Happy to talk flexible working!

To Apply

To apply for the role please send a covering letter stating the skills you have from the requirements listed above and an up to date CV/resume to

Early application is encouraged and IES reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

The Company

At IES we have been working in Climate Tech for the last 27 years and we consider the fight against Climate Change a moral imperative that drives all our decisions. We value People, Purpose and Innovation. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and the opportunity to work with a team of friendly, interesting and diverse people from across the globe, who are passionate about what we do.

Our mission is to contribute to conserving the earth’s natural resources for future generations by reducing the carbon emissions of the built environment. IES is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in the Climate Tech sector. Our Virtual Environment (VE) software is already the only tool that allows designers and engineers to simulate the full performance of a buildings. We are now expanding our portfolio with new solutions to tackle the built environment at any scale.

IES’ technology is supported by integrated consulting services and today its capabilities are expanding from use on individual buildings, to helping create sustainable communities, cities and countries.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Individuals are treated on the basis of their relevant skills and experience.

Information on all candidates being considered for roles within the organisation will be handled in accordance with the provision of the General Data Protection Regulations (as amended from time to time). For more information, please see our Recruitment Privacy Statement.

How to apply

To apply for the role please send a covering letter stating the skills you have from the requirements listed and an up to date CV to:

Early application is encouraged and IES reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.