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Applications Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Oxfordshire, Didcot, England
£39748.0 - £44166.0 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Applications Engineer

£39,748 gross per annum

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UKRI

Are you an experienced Applications Engineer? Are you a proactive and self-motivated person who can work in a dynamic environment? Can you communicate effectively both written and verbally?

STFC (part of UK Research and Innovation) are seeking 3 Applications Engineers to support the National Quantum Computing Centre in the delivery of their core objectives.

You will work as part of an applications team within the innovation function alongside hardware and software developers in the technology team. Utilizing your skills in end user applications and algorithms, robust and scalable use cases will be rapidly deployed to meet NQCC's goals which will enable the centre to deliver scalable quantum computing capabilities against our technology roadmap and building a quantum ready UK economy.

You will develop end-user NISQ-era and error corrected scalable applications, aswell as identifying appropriate data analytics and cognitive technologies and crafting technology solutions. You will act as an advocate for quantum computing as an important emerging technology for the UK, to support the NQCC's aim to be world leading in the industry. Travelling for site visits to commercial and academic partners both locally and internationally is expected.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent relevant experience in a computing related field
  • Familiar with a range of professional tools and methods related to end user large scale computation
  • Industry focused end user engagement
  • Significant knowledge of the implementation of high performance or quantum computing
  • Good communication skills and the ability to influence internal staff and end users
  • Computer literate with skills and experience in the use of MS Office will be required
  • The post holder needs to be a proactive, self-motivated person, able to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, but also demonstrate autonomy within their area of responsibility

Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please visit our job board at Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - UKRI Please include a covering letter outlining how you fit the role criteria. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 27th September 2021.


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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