Graduate Opportunity

Infrastructure Software Developer

Computer Science/Systems.

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The role is open to entry, mid and senior level professionals. Final year university students graduating in summer 2022 are welcome to apply.

CGG are a global leader in the fields of subsurface imaging and high performance computing. Supporting the business is a diverse and constantly evolving challenge at petabyte scale, in order to keep pace with the growth and trends in the industry. You would be involved in the design, implementation, roll-out and support of infrastructure systems, to enable 24/7 HPC.

As member of a small but highly visible team, the potential candidate will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the business. As such, we are looking for an enthusiastic technologist, with a good appreciation of clean and efficient code, a keen eye on detail and who is motivated to work on a broad range of technologies in a wide range of business areas.

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Become Part of our Team

We are looking for creative and innovative individuals who are passionate about programming and developing technical knowledge to join our largest European centre, based in the South-East England, which employees in excess of 350 staff, operating across a diverse global market with high profile European and International customers.

As an integral member of our global research and development team, we highly encourage the contribution of ideas and drive in the generation of new concepts, to maintain our outstanding leadership position for technology and service delivery in the marketplace.

While the role is varied in tasks and responsibilities, a typical day for the team would include:

  • Development of new software and tools using modern technologies both for long term projects and infrastructure improvement
  • Creating and managing CI/CD pipelines to build, test and deploy services and apps
  • Transforming software services to be cloud ready using techniques such as containerisation
  • Improving internal and external information security
  • Participation in design discussions with other teams across CGG

A successful candidate will be creative and innovative, with both strong communication and problem solving skills. They will be reliable and conscientious giving great attention to detail, alongside having excellent analytical skills with a passion about programming and developing technical knowledge.


Bachelor’s degree or higher in STEM subjects. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.


  • Through formal education or self-learning, fluent in at least one of C/C++, Python, Go or Java, ideally based on a Linux platform.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated and eager to learn
  • The ability to define and manage project deadlines
  • The ability to balance workloads across a wide variety of projects
  • Knowledge of software development best practices and the software development lifecycle


  • Strong technical skills to develop, debug and optimize Micro Services based applications
  • Development experience with containers, orchestration, and message driven applications
  • Experience designing and implementing efficient algorithms and data structures
  • Understanding of client-server application architecture, RPC programming (GRPC, Thrift)
  • Knowledge in relational and NOSQL database technologies
  • Experience with version control tools i.e. Git, and CI/CD

Learning and Development

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs of each individual to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own CGG Learning Hub.

Benefits Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initially 22 days holiday with future increases, complemented by a flexible buying and selling holiday program
  • Company contributory pension plan
  • Accommodation assistance programme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programs, tailored to suit individual or family needs
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our staff

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