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Software Engineer - Web Applications

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 28th October
Location: Culham
Salary/Rate: £35,486 - £37,924
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2020-10-28

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Software Engineer - Web Applications

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Job Title:
Software Engineer - Web Applications

Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£35,486 - £37,924 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing Date:
23rd November 2020

Are you a Software Engineer with the drive to develop your career in an organisation that's making an exciting, real and positive contribution to the world?

Do you have web application development experience, professional communication skills and a relevant degree or equivalent knowledge and experience?

If you have excellent technical skills and love to solve challenging problems in collaboration with like-minded people, the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has an excellent opportunity for you to join a growing team. The Business Systems team within the Software Engineering group are responsible for the development of new services, and the inter-operation, maintenance and improvement of existing Business Information Systems spanning the whole organisation here at the UK`s national nuclear fusion research laboratory in Culham.

We offer an outstanding benefits package, including a world-class pension, exciting challenges and a unique working environment.

Key areas of responsibility will include:

- Completing software development tasks within Business Systems projects
- Diagnosing issues and proposing solutions, considering both technical and human factors
- Participating in shared planning, problem solving and reviews
- Managing own tasks over days or weeks with attention to quality and within specific timescales
- Providing technical support for relevant systems and software development help and advice to other group members
- Applying good software development practices and quality standards

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our Inclusion 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

- Degree in a Software Engineering or technical subject or equivalent knowledge and experience
- Experience of developing software used by others in an academic and/or professional environment
- Experience developing web applications and familiarity or willingness to learn C# ASP.NET, MVC, and Entity Framework stack
- Demonstrable ability to develop working, understandable software with tools used by modern applications (e.g. C#, JavaScript, React, Dapper, knockout, CSS)
- Experience with database design and interrogation (SQL)
- A strong understanding of software engineering techniques, design principles and tools (e.g. Git, SVN), and documentation techniques
- Familiarity with good development practices throughout the software development lifecycle such as version control and testing
- The ability to apply design principles such as Object Oriented design

- Experience of Service Oriented Architecture
- Knowledge of cloud services (e.g. Azure)
- Familiarity with system modelling UML/SysML
- Experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment
- Interest in engineering and fusion research

Special requirements:
Selection Methods and Notes:
- We are hoping to carry out interviews on 09/12/2020. Please note that there may be changes to the dates specified, however rest assured that this will be communicated with you if you are shortlisted for interview. Please note, while the position is based in our offices in Culham, we are currently operating a work from home policy.

- As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete technical assessment exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

- Please note, UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

- We actively promote equality and value 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.

- 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.