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Graduate Software Engineer

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Early Careers
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210000VQ Requisition #

 

Science and Technology Facilities Council

 

ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials. Software is an essential part of all science at ISIS.

The ISIS computing division provides all of the software needs for scientists; including proposal management, scheduling, data reduction and data analysis. The ISIS computing division is a growing area and plays a crucial role in supporting the ISIS facility. The Scientific Software Group (SSG) provides ISIS with data reduction and analysis tools. This allows scientists to interpret their data and is a key part of what the ISIS facility provides. 

The scientific software group is seeking 2 graduates to our software development teams:

1. Data Reduction – scientific software development where you will have a close working relationship which scientists as they treat instrument data which arises directly from our experiments!

2. Systems Development and R&D - you will be developing tools to automate some of the processes around data reduction and management. You will even have the chance to see and interact with some of our cutting-edge hardware!

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Communicate and work with fellow software engineers, customers, scientists, engineers, and management including writing documentation for technical and non-technical users
  • Design solutions making use of appropriate techniques and tools
  • Write clear, well-structured code that implements the design and is easy to maintain
  • Test and deploy your solutions, including helping to provide support after release
  • Take an active role in both technical and non-technical meetings
  • Participate in the wider department and STFC graduate training programme.


Once settled in, you will also be expected to

  • Lead work packages and projects through to completion
  • Help colleagues with less experience get up to speed
  • Mentor junior colleagues.

Training will be provided as necessary. In addition to a full induction and “on the job” training, you will have the opportunity to subscribe to professional online tutorial sites, attend conferences, attend technical courses, undertake various soft skills training and take part in our organisation-wide Early Careers conference, where you can network with other graduates and colleagues at the start of their career.

In order to apply for the role you must have:


Essential: 

  • Obtained first degree bachelors or Integrated Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2020, 2021 or be due to receive it in 2022 
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above 
  • The right to live and work in the UK 
  • Experience of developing software with significant exposure to object-oriented programming and with a good knowledge of development tools. 
  • Experience of working in a team environment to deliver a project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of object-oriented software development in C++, python, C#, Java or similar

Desirable

  • An interest in science and/or mathematics
  • Knowledge of neutron scattering
  • Experience of web development technologies 
  • Knowledge of software development tools and methodologies and best practices 
  • Knowledge of relational database design and SQL 
  • Experience of software development on both the windows and UNIX platforms
  • Experience of developing scientific software or software with similar challenges 
  • Experience of software development tools for version control, automated testing and build automation 

About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 

The STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. 

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake ground-breaking projects in an outstanding diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving progressive advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 

For more information about STFC please visit https://stfc.ukri.org/ 

You can also visit our careers site https://www.stfccareers.co.uk/ 


About UK Research Innovation (UKRI) 

UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

Supporting some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation. 

More information can be found at www.ukri.org.  


How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’


Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

 
How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion – a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us. 

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