Fast, scalable, and complementary to C, C++’s close association with machine learning makes it the perfect pairing for many of Deep Tech’s ground-breaking ambitions.
For starters, the linear regression capabilities of C++ are highly applicable to forecasting, helping businesses capture one of the key benefits of Industry 4.0. There’s a potential 85% forecasting accuracy improvement on the cards for companies who harness Industry 4.0 technology – and it all starts with the humble C++.
Human-machine interaction and AI, such as robotic process automation, automation of knowledge work and augmented reality, are forming the basis for advanced production methods.
Both McKinsey & Co. and Deloitte have their own ideas about how Deep Tech can unlock labour productivity increases – perhaps up to 30%; and over 70% of companies with comprehensive Industry 4.0 strategies in place have progressed significantly towards their goals, compared to only 10% without.
C++ is one way to bridge the gap between embedded performance and automation, making it a fundamental tool for the deep learning systems that are transforming the world’s approach to several big sectors, including manufacturing, medicine, and biotech.
Working as a software engineer solving some of the world's biggest problems, life in Deep Tech can be both impactful and rewarding, with endless opportunities to participate in next-generation projects.
C++ engineering salaries hover around £60,000 (€70,500) with the specialist roles across European Deep Tech often fetching over £100,000 (€117,000).
Yet, financial remuneration is not the only reward for software professionals. Deep Tech companies generate highly valuable intellectual property that can deliver excellent return on investment for the startups behind the tech, and for the businesses who adopt it.
Let’s take a look at some of the companies that are overcoming scientific and engineering challenges to bring Deep Tech to the masses – and why they need C++ professionals to help them get there.
Where: Munich, Germany
Industry: Robotics and Industry 4.0
The factory of the future is optimised, digitised and… not real.
Supply chain, engineering and operations sectors are facing constant pitfalls in their decision-making due to risk factors, planning errors and poor collaboration.
NavVis has the solution – they’re bringing the factory to your fingertips. Using photorealistic digital twins, NavVis is helping businesses determine real-world accuracy and share the built environment.
Their mobile mapping devices are guiding key players like BMW, Siemens and SKODA in improving best-practice sharing, enabling remote site visits and bringing major productivity benefits.
Digital transformation of factories is notoriously difficult to scale up. NavVis’ reality capture accelerates time to market in what they call a ‘giant leap for mobile mapping’. Clearly a giant leap for Industry 4.0’s adoption of Deep Tech, too.
NavVis is hiring C++ talent and software developers from internship to VP level. You’ll be part of the team that builds the factory of the future… even if it doesn’t really exist.
Where: London, UK
Industry: Robotics and Industry 4.0
Robotics is not new, but its application in the real world still is.
Spatial understanding, situational awareness and situational planning have proven to be crucial hurdles in developing robots that can be applied in real-world scenarios.
High performance robotic solutions have been commonplace in factories for years, but SLAMcore is bringing robotics intelligence to hospitals, hotels and homes.
They are developing spatial intelligence for robots and consumer products using advanced localisation, mapping and perception software. This enables the robots to react to obstacles, perceive surroundings and adapt to complex environments.
Their solution uses C++ API and ROI wrappers to integrate with existing code. It’s no surprise that they are hiring C++ engineers across the board, and most roles are hybrid in London or remote.
Where: Bristol, UK
Industry: AR/VR and metaverse
Rapid digitisation is undeniable, but where will it leave the human touch?
According to Ultraleap, our digital future will feel more human than ever before.
Ultraleap is moving beyond the typical controller model by developing touchless hand tracking and haptics software that is as intricate and nuanced as natural movements.
The challenge is that VR is still in its early conception. Deep Tech startups like Ultraleap are optimising everyday platforms to make way for the metaverse (although what this looks like is very much up for debate) and enable seamless customer adoption.
Giving people the power to feel human isn’t a typical role responsibility, but Ultraleap is giving Senior C++ Engineers the chance to do just that.
They currently work in partnership with over 350,000 developers worldwide, and have created their Ultraleap Docs platform and various Developer Sites to provide the tools and resources that you need to get involved.
C++ and software disciplines form the roots of Deep Tech industries and innovation. In fact, over 50% of current Deep Tech roles are typically software and engineering related.
Deep Tech companies are traversing multiple platforms and the physical reality by bringing individual agency to automation and robotics technology. Commercial adoption of cutting-edge tech is growing, and consumers are following suit to quickly make future-focused Deep Tech an everyday reality.
To get involved with the next generation of the industrial revolution, explore the companies who are leading the way in VR, robotics, Industry 4.0 and more.