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Research Software Engineer - Graduate

  • Daresbury, Warrington (WA4)
  • From £30,782 to £33,459 per annum

Research Software Engineer
£30,782 - £33,459 (plus annual allowance)
Full Time
Open Ended

About Us

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at our website.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

About the role

The Hartree Centre is looking to recruit a talented visualisation Software Engineer to the Technology Support Group. You will be keen to learn and have a demonstrable interest in supporting GUI and data visualisation software plus VR and Augmented Reality. Experience with a gaming engine such as Unity and VR/AR development (e.g. HoloLens) would be beneficial.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who can work effectively with all stakeholders from team members to users of the service. We operate a service desk according to ITIL best practice and the role will include providing L2 support. You will report to the Group Leader, Technology Support Group and will have full use of a state-of-the-art visualisation and VR facility.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • conducting installation, configuration and upgrades of specialist scientific software applications in High Performance Computing (HPC), data analytics and cognitive computing environments on Linux systems
  • maintaining and developing environment modules, containers and other appropriate software management tools
  • maintaining and developing user documentation and training materials
  • Level 2 support via the Hartree Centre service desk, diagnosing and resolving customer issues to meet SLA commitments.

About you

It is essential that you have a degree in a scientific or technical subject or demonstrate equivalent relevant experience with extensive experience of supporting scientific application software. Expertise in UNIX/Linux is also essential.

You will have working knowledge of the GNU build system and of at least one compiler suite (C, C++ and Fortran). You will also have knowledge of programming in C, Fortran or Python.

The ability to work in a large scale production IT environment and a strong ability to understand the perspective of our customers is essential.

Good organisational, time management and problem solving skills, including the ability to prioritise effectively are also essential.

The ability to develop efficient computational solutions, experience of software engineering tools for scientific applications and project management skills are desirable but not essential.

What we offer

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 16th April 2019.

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