STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC245807
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £37789 - £45988
Date Posted 03 July 2018
Grade RC-E
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 05 August 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £37,789 - £45,988 (dependant on expertise and inclusive of annual allowance)
Grade: RC-E
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time/Part Time
Closing Date: 5th August 2018


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 www.ukri.org.

At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of Europe’s largest research organisations, the expertise of our computing staff is key to making our research happen. We work with the very latest technologies to drive advances in both hardware and software that have genuine real world applications. Whether it is the search for the Higgs Boson and dark matter, analysing climate data or genomics, our systems tackle the biggest and most challenging problems in scientific computing.

STFC’s Scientific Computing Department (SCD) develops leading edge software, computer and data storage infrastructures to support the work of world class science both within STFC and internationally. The expertise of our staff is key to making our research happen. We work with the latest technologies to drive advances in both hardware and software that have genuine real world applications. Whether it is the search for the Higgs Boson and dark matter, analysing climate data or genomics, our systems tackle the biggest and most challenging problems in scientific computing.

About The Role:

We now have several opportunities for passionate research software engineers to join the SCD (http://www.stfc.ac.uk/SCD), on either a full time or part time basis, offering an excellent opportunity for career development and an exceptional benefits package alongside a permanent contract.

The department develops and maintains software to support the computing and data requirements of international scientific experiments. We use a wide range of technologies such as Java, C, Python, SQL, Jenkins, RESTful web services, Linux and Cloud.

Please see the following videos for more information - https://www.scd.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/Videos.aspx.

In this ‘full stack’ role you will:

  • use agile tools and techniques to play a full part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • make sound technical decisions to guide our development of software systems
  • be involved in DevOps and supporting new and existing systems
  • use tools such as Jenkins to manage the continuous integration and deployment of our solutions we do our best to use the right tool for the job
  • develop your expertise in a wide range of server and client-side technologies and you will research and make recommendations on what tools or technologies we should use when embarking on a project.
  • have the opportunity to present your work externally

Organization Description


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.

Shortlisting Criteria:

Essential:

  • expertise in software development using Java, Python, C++ or similar
  • expertise in software engineering best practice.

Desirable:

  • experience of whole stack software projects
  • experience of managing a software development team
  • degree in a technical subject or relevant experience
  • experience of working in a collaborative development environment
  • systems administration skills (Windows or Linux).

Interview Criteria:

Essential:

  • good verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to work independently and manage small projects.

Desirable:

  • proactive attitude
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • a professional approach with a “can do” attitude.

Special Requirements:

  • you must be able to travel occasionally (usually 1-3 days, but up to 1 week), within the UK and overseas will be necessary.

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (http://www.stfccareers.co.uk).

Receipted relocation expenses may be available for this role.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. No Agencies.

The closing date for applications is 5th August 2018 2018, however applications will be reviewed and interviews hold on an on-going basis until all vacancies have been filled.

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