Senior/Research Software Engineer

Senior/Research Software Engineer

£30,782 - £46,576 (dependent on expertise and inclusive of sector based RRA)

Grade: D or E

Contract Type: Open Ended

Hours: Full Time/Part Time

Closing date: 22nd September 2019

About Us

UK Research and Innovation 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.

At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of Europe's largest research organisations, the expertise of our computing staff is key to making our research happen. We work with the very 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 opportunities for passionate Research Software Engineers and Senior 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 alongside a permanent contract.

The department develops and maintains software to support the computing and data requirements of international scientific experiments. We use a wide range of technologies such as Java, C, Python, SQL, Jenkins, RESTful web services, Linux and Cloud.

In this 'full stack' role you will:

  • use agile tools and techniques to play a full part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • make sound technical decisions to guide our development of software systems
  • be involved in DevOps and supporting new and existing systems
  • use tools such as Jenkins to manage the continuous integration and deployment of our solutions we do our best to use the right tool for the job
  • 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
  • have the opportunity to present your work externally.

About you

It is essential that you have expertise in software development using Java, Python, C++ or similar as well as expertise in software engineering best practice.

Experience of whole stack software projects, experience of contributing to a collaborative software development project and a degree in a technical subject or relevant experience would be desirable for this role.

You must be able to travel occasionally (usually 1-3 days, but up to 1 week), within the UK and overseas as necessary.

What we offer

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered.

Receipted relocation expenses may be available for this role.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button below where you will be redirected to the live vacancy.

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on (0).

The closing date for applications is 22nd September 2019

. Date posted: 03/09/2019
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