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Senior Software Engineer

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 25th March
Location: Culham
Salary/Rate: £45543 - £50936
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2020-03-25

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Senior Software Engineer
Job Ref:
4362
Job Title:
Senior Software Engineer
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Location:
Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary:
£45,543 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing Date:
24th April 2020
Are you a software engineer who wants to make a difference? Do you want to help design and create the tools and infrastructure that will enable scientists and engineers to realise commercial fusion power? If so, the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has an excellent opportunity for you to join the Experimental Data Team.
The Experimental Data Team has 6 members and is part of a larger software engineering group that has a wide variety of skill sets and project work. The team collaborates with researchers and engineers to help them make use of data from fusion experiments. For example, we develop and maintain the primary data access systems, infrastructure and tools for the JET experiment, including:
- Data access APIs
- Web applications and dashboards
- Experiment planning and operations tools
- Data storage and processing systems, including databases
- Analysis and visualisation tools
As part of the role, you will be expected to:
- Lead the development and maintenance of production-grade JET data systems, including planning and managing new work and balancing this against maintenance activities
- Collaboratively design solutions to data system issues and new requirements, fully understanding user needs
- Uphold and improve software development practices and quality standards within the team and across the organisation, leading on initiatives in this area
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 people.
Knowledge, skills and experience
Essential
- Degree or equivalent in a scientific/technical subject
- Ability to develop clear, well-structured code in at least two programming languages on Linux/Unix platforms (with one from Python, C++, C or IDL)
- Knowledge of scientific data management and database development
- Ability to design software systems with multiple components, selecting appropriate tools and design methods
- Familiarity with a wide range of good development practices such as distributed version control, multiple testing approaches, packaging and deployment solutions
- Experience of managing software projects throughout the whole lifecycle
- Ability to analyse situations, uncovering the real requirements behind user requests and issues
- Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with people in various roles and at various levels
Desirable Experience
- Working with researchers
- Mentoring and supervising more junior developers or students
- Scientific data analysis and visualisation techniques
- Web development, including modern server and client-side frameworks
- User and API interface design
- Linux/Unix administration
Special requirements:
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 Methods:
- As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or on-site.
Notes:
- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
- Please note, if you hold an allowance associated with your current role, this may not be transferable into a new role within a different area of the organisation.
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.