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Recruiter: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Listed on: 8th September
Location: Abingdon
Salary/Rate: £49,396 - £52,293
Type: Permanent

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.

Remote Applications in Challenging Environments (RACE) is based at Culham, within UKAEA, specialising in remote handling and automated systems. There has never been a more exciting time to join UKAEA. We are growing rapidly as an organisation. The job holder will join the RACE Department. RACE has a large growing team of Software Engineers dedicated to the development and integration of robotics systems. You will be part of a highly skilled team delivering cutting edge robotic solutions for remote handling applications in fusion and many other industries.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

Do you have extensive experience creating intricate solutions in a diverse range of complex environments?

RACE is seeking talented software engineers with a proven track record. You will be responsible for leading projects with expertise in software development, producing digital twin environments, and working on the design and execution of research projects relating to robotics and haptic tele-operation. With a focus on developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations, this role will support the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of the industry.

If you have a strong understanding of software engineering techniques and design principles including lifecycle, version control (Git, SVN etc.), and documentation, as well as being keen to learn and apply new technologies with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and collaborate well on projects, then we would like to hear from you.

What will you be responsible for?

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

- Specification, design, and development of software for robotic systems
- Design and implementation of graphical user interfaces
- Improve and extend existing software systems used for remote handling robotics
- Diagnose issues and propose solutions considering both technical and human factors
- Work with a team to solve problems, plan work, share knowledge, and help others
- Represent RACE with customers and collaborators


Essential qualifications, aptitudes and experience

- Bachelor's or Masters Degree in Software Engineering or technical subject or equivalent knowledge and experience
- Experience of developing software used by others in an academic and/or professional environment
- Demonstrable ability to develop working, understandable software in at least one language used in relevant applications (e.g. C++, Qt, Python)
- A strong understanding of software engineering techniques and design principles including lifecycle, version control (Git, SVN etc.), and documentation
- Familiarity with good development practices throughout the software development lifecycle such as version control and testing
- Ability to apply design principles such as Object Oriented design

Desirable skills, experience and competence

- Experience in Robotics/Machine Learning/Computer Vision/Automated Planning/Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
- Knowledge of mathematical modelling and optimisation
- Familiarity with system modelling UML/SysML would be beneficial
- General interest in mobile robotics and engineering
- Understanding of sensor fusion techniques

Special requirements

International travel to customer's and collaborator's sites may be required.

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 three 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. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) partner and 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 8/10/2021. 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.

Contact Name: Candidate Services
Reference: TJ/8716/SCBFS0810/SG
Job ID: 2976132

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