Research Software Engineer
UKRI - STFC
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
Salary £37,789 - £45,988 (dependant on expertise and inclusive of sector based RRA)
Full time/Part Time
STFC is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
STFC is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology. We offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a subsidised restaurant and good public transport links.
Our Scientific Computing Department (SCD) develops leading edge software, computer and data storage infrastructures to support the work of world class science both within STFC and internationally. The expertise of our staff is key to making our research happen. We work with the latest technologies to drive advances in both hardware and software that have genuine real world applications. Whether it is the search for the Higgs Boson and dark matter, analysing climate data or genomics, our systems tackle the biggest and most challenging problems in scientific computing.
About the role
We now have several new opportunities for passionate Research Software Engineers to join the SCD on either a full time or part time basis, offering an excellent opportunity for career development and an exceptional benefits package. The SCD uses a wide range of technologies such as Java, C, Python, SQL, Jenkins, RESTful web services, Linux and Cloud.
As a ‘Full Stack’ Software Engineer your responsibilities will include:
- using agile tools and techniques to play a full part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
- making sound technical decisions to guide the development of software systems
- active involvement in DevOps and supporting new and existing systems
- using tools such as Jenkins to manage the continuous integration and deployment of our solutions.
- have the opportunity to present your work externally
We do our best to use the right tool for the job. This means you get to develop your expertise in a wide range of server and client-side technologies and you will research and make recommendations on what tools or technologies we should use when embarking on a project.
To be successful in this role you will have a combination of formal qualifications and relevant experience in software engineering, computer science or a related subject.
You will have experience in software development using Java, Python, C++ or similar. You will be able to demonstrate expertise in software engineering best practise, with the ability to manage projects successfully.
Further experience or knowledge in any of the following will be beneficial, but are not essential:
- whole stack software projects
- managing a software development team
- working in a collaborative development environment
- systems Administration skills (Windows or Linux).
What we offer
In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
The closing date for applications is 16th September 2018.