|Recruiter:||UK Atomic Energy Authority|
|Listed on:||6th July|
|Salary/Rate:||£36,397 - £38,620|
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Research Software Engineer
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: CODAS & IT
Salary: £36,397 to £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 4
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity as it is today. Are you interested in 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.
Research Software Engineering, Software Developer
Who we are looking for
UKAEA has an excellent opportunity for a Research Software Engineer (RSE) to join our successful team and collaborate on software with the researchers and technologists at Culham.
Software is critical to the success of our world-leading programmes, including STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) which aims to establish a pathway to supply net energy by the early 2040s. You would work on a wide variety of software projects across UKAEA, making the most of your existing skills and building new ones.
What will you be responsible for?
Create, improve and extend software as part of research and technology projects with attention to writing clear, well-tested code.
Work with scientists and engineers to understand project requirements and provide software development and research computing assistance
Contribute to the RSE team and to project teams by participating in shared planning, problem solving and reviews, managing own tasks and communicating effectively
Participate in the research software community, building relationships within UKAEA and beyond to learn from colleagues and help with adoption of better software practices
Drive own development, keeping abreast of changes within the field of research software engineering and building skills and areas of specialism
This role allows you to use your software engineering skills in pursuit of one of humanity's grand challenges - making fusion energy a reality. This is an opportunity to be part of a cutting edge research projects whilst being able to share knowledge and find support and development opportunities within our large software engineering group.
Essential skills, experience and competence required
Desirable skills, experience and competence
What we offer
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 3rd of August 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 - 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.