As part of our company growth we are looking to appoint an experienced engineer/architect to help us build and maintain our next generation on-line location and condition monitoring platform.


Machines With Vision (MWV) is a fast-growing technology company developing a transformational mapping solution for use in the rail industry and beyond. Along with long-distance railways, metros and light rail systems are the foundation of city transportation and are critical to addressing climate change. Building and maintaining railways is expensive but ripe for digital transformation.

We are based in Edinburgh, UK, and over the last 5 years we have developed our key technology from proof-of-concepts and prototypes into a commercially deployed solution with a major national operator.

Our solution organises condition data acquired by mobile sensors, recorded by railway infrastructure owners, into a digital millimetre-accurate geospatial condition map that we call mobile sensor data mapping. This enables efficient subsequent analysis of infrastructure conditions such as trending and change detection for making markedly more efficient maintenance decisions.


As part of our company growth we are looking to appoint an experienced engineer/architect to help us build and maintain our next generation on-line location and condition monitoring platform.

This is a senior role and would suit an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual skilled in fundamental database technologies and the practicalities of cloud deployment. We have a start-up culture and are looking to appoint someone who is a self-starter with a can-do attitude. There will be many interesting challenges and this role will best suit someone who relishes the potential opportunities, and satisfaction in solving them.


  • Reporting to the Head of Platform, you will be responsible for, and will have ownership of, the data layer in our various cloud and on-premise deployments.

  • Management, deployment and operation of our database systems in cloud and otherwise.

  • Schema, index, and query design and optimisation.

  • Data integrity and security, fault tolerance/resilience, and disaster recovery.

  • Selection of appropriate database technologies to meet our developing business needs.

  • Development of any required ETL or similar software.

  • Acting as the database domain expert within the engineering team.

  • Able to help with building the team further.


  • Substantial experience in managing database systems at scale (particularly Postgres).

  • Solid software development skills in a major language (e.g. Java/Kotlin).


  • Experience of deployment in AWS.

  • Experience in handling GIS datasets.

  • Experience with timeseries data.

  • Previous work in startups or similar early-stage company.

  • Familiar with working in or alongside an agile development team.

  • Experience of the rail or transport infrastructure industries.

  • At least 5-10 years industry experience.


  • Working with bleeding edge technology to make a significant difference in the future of transportation.

  • Opportunity for personal growth and development as we scale.

  • Competitive industry salary and share options.

  • Bike to work scheme and part of environmentally focused business.

  • Flexible working hours and home/remote support.

Machines With Vision is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

Living and Working in Edinburgh

MWV is based in Codebase, Europe’s largest Tech Accelerator situated in the heart of the historic city of Edinburgh. Long recognised as one of the world’s cultural and academic treasures, Edinburgh has recently emerged as the UK’s second city in terms of technology companies and also frequently tops lists of the world’s greatest places to live and work. As the workplace has changed with the ongoing pandemic, we now support team members working from home and hybrid working.


If you are interested in working for a fast-growing, fast-paced, bleeding-edge technology company, and want to apply for this role, please start the process by going to the following Typeform questionnaire and uploading your CV.