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Lead Software Engineer (business systems)

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 10th October 2019
Location: Culham
Salary/Rate: £55000 - £62000
Salary Notes: + excellent benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Lead Software Engineer (business systems)
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Lead Software Engineer (business systems)
Job type:
Permanent Full Time
Culham, Oxfordshire
£55,610 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date:
5th November 2019
Are you an experienced information systems software engineer or technical architect with excellent communication and leadership skills?
Do you have substantial knowledge of database and software system design and industry experience of developing, procuring, integrating and managing large-scale business systems?
Would you like to play a pivotal role in an organisation with an important mission by advancing our core software infrastructure?
The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Lead Software Engineer in the Software Engineering Group within the CODAS & IT department. The department is responsible for UKAEA`s core IT services as well as a range of computing, electronics and software work for our experiments and research programmes.
This is a technical leadership role with a broad scope to raise standards for business system development, procurement and integration. We need someone with excellent system analysis and software design skills and who can consider both the big picture and the crucial implementation details. You will collaborate with and influence people at all levels to foster a unified approach. UKAEA is in an exciting phase of growth and expansion into new areas to meet the challenge of delivering fusion energy.
Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:
-Establish and own the technical architecture and associated quality, integration, security and usability standards for UKAEA`s information systems
-Develop strategies and roadmaps to address current and future needs, and drive their implementation
-Provide management and leadership for the Database and Web Applications team
-Build relationships across all levels and business functions to define requirements and provide technical input/approval for major procurement or development projects
At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.
The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.
Knowledge skills and experience
-Degree in a STEM subject and qualification in information systems or equivalent knowledge and experience
-Excellent software analysis, design and engineering expertise including full-stack web and database development with multiple technologies and platforms
-Significant experience of developing, procuring, integrating and maintaining a range of large-scale business information systems
-Experience of defining and upholding software standards (eg for quality, security, interfaces, usability) through formal and informal measures
-Excellent communication, influencing skills and aptitude for leadership
-Knowledge of web development on Windows (C#) and Linux (Python)
-Knowledge of standard integration methods (eg REST APIs), data handling and
automated validation techniques
-Experience of managing legacy systems and planning ways forward
-Knowledge of continuous integration and service monitoring
-Line management experience
Special requirements:
-This role may involve occasional travel
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
Selection Method(s):
-Interviews will be held in mid-late November.
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete a short technical architecture exercise and to discuss it if invited to interview.
-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.