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Software Engineer (Database and .NET Web Applications)

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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 23rd March
Location: Culham
Salary/Rate: £49,396 - £52,293
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 2021-03-23

Software Engineer (Database and .NET Web Applications)

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: CODAS & IT
Salary: £49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 5
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world's energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for an experienced Software Engineer to work on maintenance, improvement and integration of existing systems, as well as developing new ones which deal with the day-to-day running of activities across the UK's national nuclear fusion research laboratory at Culham.

You will be involved in shaping the Business Software infrastructure and will use your experience to guide and implement the integration between numerous software tools and data sources that are critical to business operations.

This is a great opportunity to use your analytical and problem solving skills as well as good technical knowledge and experience of the software development process. You will play a key role in providing expertise in software engineering and database design and management, leading aspects of project work and implementing quality standards through the software development lifecycle. You will be able to work independently and as a part of a team as the organisation goes through a period of rapid growth.

What will you be responsible for?

- Providing expertise in software engineering and database design and management, leading aspects of project work and implementing quality standards through the software development lifecycle
- Diagnosing issues and designing solutions considering full technical and human context
- Planning and delivering development projects for new and existing systems
- Balancing support and maintenance against new development workload according to guidance from management
- Contributing to design and support of wider software and information architecture
- Participating in shared planning, problem solving and reviews, sharing knowledge and helping colleagues

You will also have possible involvement in some of the following by mutual agreement:

- Outreach/external engagement with the public, schools or Universities
- Technical knowledge sharing or training activities
- JET Control room operations
- Contributing to departmental or wider organisational committees, working groups or projects


Essential skills, experience and competences required:

- Degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related scientific/technical subject
- Significant experience building robust web applications using the C#, ASP.NET, MVC, and Entity Framework stack
- Ability to design intuitive, responsive web-based user-interfaces using JavaScript or a framework (e.g. React/Angular)
- Advanced knowledge of relational database design, and querying through SQL and ORM (preferably Entity Framework)
- Familiarity with key development good practices and tools: version control (e.g. Git), unit testing and documentation
- Ability to work with customers and users to analyse issues and determine requirements

Desirable skills, experience and competences:

- Power Platform and SharePoint integration/development
- Web server configuration and management (Windows and Linux)
- JavaScript web frameworks, React, ASP.NET, HTML/CSS
- Microservice architecture and working with APIs
- Apache Kafka and working with events
- DevOps and implementing/maintaining CI/CD workflows

Additional Information

What we offer

- A competitive salary
- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies
- Emergency leave (paid)
- 30.5 days' annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
- Annual corporate bonus scheme
- Relocation allowance (if eligible)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 23rd April 2021. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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.

Contact Name: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Reference: TJ/8716/ACBOE2304/SG
Job ID: 2912119

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