Research Software Engineer at UK Research and Innovation (UK RI)

Expires in 10 days

Position: Research Software Engineer

Industry: Science and Research

Salary: Band D £31,931 - £34,709, Band E £39,748 - £44,166

Hours: Full time.

Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance

Location: STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 7th February 2023


At STFC, we ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

Come and do the kind of computing that got you into technology in the first place. Work with cutting-edge tech and world-leading scientists and engineers. And harness the power of some of the country's most advances supercomputers to tackle work that improves daily life in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best. The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) provides large-scale computing facilities, computing data services and infrastructure at both Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. Made up of data infrastructure, and scientific computing and computation groups, the expertise and intelligence SCD provides UKRI, underpins almost every key calculation across the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and beyond.

We are currently recruiting 4 Research Software Engineers to join a team of experts to provide advanced computing for leading-edge science alongside developing and operating a wide variety of Digital Research Infrastructures. The posts may be at senior position depending on the experience of the candidate.

About the Role In this forward-thinking role, you’ll work in cross-project teams developing tools and services for advanced systems. You’ll be collaborating with our service users as they research into some of the toughest questions facing the world today, such as discovering new materials to help reduce waste, or exploring how we might change our cities to tackle climate change

You’ll be gaining deep, hands-on expertise with the latest cloud-native tools, practices and data management technologies, building novel data and modelling platforms, and be part of a team who are creating tangible, positive change for generations to come.

Band D essential skills:

Experience working with modern programming languages, for example Python, Javascript, Java Experience of working within an agile software development process Experience of Software Engineering tools, methods and processes. Experience with working with external users for requirements capture and systems support Working within a Linux environment

Band E essential skills all of the above, plus:

Experience in software systems design Experience in leading development on system components.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including: 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days). Flexible working hours. An excellent defined average salary pension scheme. Employee shopping/travel discounts. Excellent learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.