IT/Software Engineers

£28,200 - £32,430
30 Oct 2018
25 Nov 2018
Job Type

IT/Software Engineers



£28,200 - £32,430

Full time



About Us

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI 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. 

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of NERC, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. It is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development. Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community.

About the role

We are looking for two IT/ Software Engineers to join our experienced team of enthusiastic engineers who are developing and operating ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) systems.

One role will support the ISIS ROV and other deep towed equipment at sea, and maintain, service and upgrade the systems back at base. During sea-going operations, you will work with an experienced team and will be expected to fly, and control the ROV to photograph and sample the deep oceans of the world. You will also troubleshoot and fix software and/or electronic/electrical problems as they arise. 

The other role will support Autosub 6000 operations at sea, as well as maintaining services and upgrading systems back at base. Further AUV and USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel) systems will form part of the AUV operations group in the near future, including the well-known Boaty McBoatface.

Back at base, you will primarily work on servicing and developing the ROV and AUV Team’s equipment.

About you

You will have completed an HNC/HND in a directly relevant IT/Software discipline or a degree in a related discipline with relevant experience.

You must be willing to go to sea for up to 90 days a year supporting MARS equipment.

As AUV IT/Software Engineer:

Good working knowledge of computer systems, networking and Windows/Linux operating systems. Experience of setting up networks, and network problem solving and experience using C/C++ and Python is preferred.

Basic understanding of digital and analogue electronics would also be beneficial, along with hardware/software integration experience.

As ROV, IT/Software Engineer:

Good working knowledge of computer systems, networking and Windows/Linux operating systems. Experience using C/C++ and a knowledge of LabView is preferred.

Ability to maintain the ROV and deep towed equipment and take the lead on IT/Software development tasks. An understanding of digital and analogue electronics would be beneficial, as would hardware/software integration.

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking. Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

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 25th November 2018.

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