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Software Engineer



Placement Type:



£484-£534 per day(PAYE Inside IR35)

Start Date:


Contract – 6 months.

As an OS Frameworks Engineer, you can help build new, innovative hardware and software that radically redefine the way people work, play and connect. What we build today could one day be the norm. So to be here today is to truly be at the heart of change and the frontier of what’s to come. We may not have all the answers. But together, we’re getting closer.


  • Understand industry and wide technology trends in computing technology to help assess & develop new technologies within the Reality Labs roadmap.
  • Lead and set direction for how Labs develops its capabilities for teams to deliver best-in-class experiences for current and future products.
  • Partner & collaborate with organizational leaders to help improve the level of performance of the team & organization
  • Build on OS internals. Set technical direction for significant improvements.
  • Drive the organization’s goal towards building tools, system architecture, prototypes, frameworks and infrastructure for any of the following: operating systems, kernel development, low level debugging, system profiling, sensor/data management, AOSP, performance profiling, that will impact VR and AR product lines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams of product management, application software engineers and partners to understand requirements, specify interfaces for new software frameworks, and enhance existing frameworks.
  • Develop APIs in the system-level framework layer that allow other layers of the stack to implement compelling and performant use cases.
  • Uplift coding and design skills on the team through reviews and introduction of best practices. Model behaviors through clean readable code, upfront debug-ability and testability when implementing complex components.
  • Effectively communicate complex features and systems in detail while advocating for higher product quality and engineering efficiency.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a similar field
  • Experience with cross-functional partnerships, working across functions to drive solutions.
  • Experience in mentoring/influencing senior engineers across organizations.
  • 6+ years of Software development experience
  • Extensive experience with Android (preferred), Linux, or MacOS internals or frameworks services. Alternatively, experience in developing Embedded engineering solutions within a resource constrained environment.
  • 3+ years of experience in developing any of the following: Desktop applications, Operating Systems, AOSP, Identity, Device management on iOS/Android, Device Security, Android Enterprise
  • Experience with coding in both C++ and Java


  • Extensive experience with any of the following: Android internals, AOSP, Android SDK, Android NDK, Android JNI, Android IPC mechanisms, Linux OS development
  • Experience with Android performance tools and security models
  • Experience developing software for Mobile platforms (Android/iOS)
  • Experience with Android UI frameworks and services

Client Description

Our Client is the largest social media company in the world. They have substantial B2B and B2C advertising and media platforms, as well as a nonprofit initiative. With the mission of bringing people together, they now boast over 2 billion users, and are rapidly developing as they influence the world around us.


Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.