KX Developer

Location: This is a hybrid position with SiXworks Limited, based in Farnborough, England, United Kingdom.

Join the SiXworks Revolution as a KX Developer!


Welcome to SiXworks, where innovation thrives and excitement knows no bounds!

Established in 2017, we’re not your ordinary company. We’re a dynamic, Farnborough-based team specializing in fail-safe, fail-fast, Agile design that empowers organizations to rapidly refine their requirements and seize IT opportunities.

The role is designed for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduate or a junior developer, who is interested in a career in the IT sector, working alongside Defence and national security departments. Full training will be provided to learn the “q” programming language, which is associated with the kdb+ time series database from KX systems (kx.com). The successful application can expect to be quickly engaged in development projects, supporting Defence customers to capture, store, analyse and visualise huge volumes of data in real time.

  • Exciting and interesting work.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Casual dress.
  • Free hot and cold drinks in our own, modern kitchen/break-out.
  • Secure, on-site parking, cafe, restaurant, and gym facilities.
  • Company events & social hours.
  • Professional Development opportunities.
  • Private Healthcare.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Maternity / Paternity pay.
  • Friendly and supportive team.

You will gain a wide array of experience in your day-to-day role and work to deliver exciting and innovative technical solutions as part of a team of subject matter experts. As part of your role, you will find yourself:

  • Developing experimental applications
  • Experiencing the full software product life-cycle (design, implementation, test and installation)
  • Supporting customers to understand their requirements and presenting development activities to customers and other stakeholders
Essential Skills and Qualities:
  • We are looking for anyone from a STEM background. Programming experience (Python) is beneficial but not necessary as our comprehensive training programming does not assume any prior programming experience.
  • We are looking for bright and enthusiastic graduates who have a passion for solving technical problems with an ability to work both independently and as part of a large team. You must have a willingness to learn new skills, both technical and non-technical.
  • Successful candidates will share our values, but continue to look at ways in which we can improve.

Our SiXworks team is a fusion of brilliance, featuring senior operational, technical, and business leaders from various industries and the armed forces. We’re also powered by a league of extraordinary IT engineers, architects, developers, and project managers. Together, we’re an unstoppable force of innovation!

SiXworks’ expertise includes secure-by-design, cloud computing and services, advanced network, platform and infrastructure design, rapid application development, cross-security domain systems, multi-source data platforms, cyber vulnerability mitigation and intelligence systems. SiXworks provides supplier-agnostic, technical and business consultancy to customers, and champions opensource and best of breed technologies.

To date we have worked exclusively in the Defence and Security Sector, providing IT innovation projects and programmes, analysis and output-based consultancy.

Are you interested in this role and meet these requirements?

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