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Software Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
£31931 - £44166 per annum
Closing date
13 Nov 2022

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Software Engineer

Salary: £31,931 - £34,709 (Band D) or £39,748 - £44,166 (Band E) gross per annum dependent on experience*
Location: RAL- Oxfordshire
Reports To: Software Systems Development Manager
Contract Type: 4 x Open Ended Positions
Hours: Full Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants)

Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Promote sustainability and create new materials. And, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives, and daily life, in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

Our National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) are seeking Software Engineers with technical expertise in a relevant aspect of software development to support the delivery of our core objectives.

You will work as part of the Software and Controls Systems team within the Research function alongside hardware and applications developers. Utilizing your skills in software and systems architecture robust and re-usable digital assets will be rapidly deployed to meet the goals of the NQCC enabling the delivery of scalable quantum computing capabilities against our technology roadmap.

You will develop flexible software and control architecture to enable a variety or hardware platforms and applications. You will work closely with colleagues across the centre to implement the architecture and deploy services. You will identify appropriate HPC, data analytics and cognitive computing technologies and designing appropriate technology solutions.

Deep technical expertise in quantum computing is not essential as part of the role but would be valuable.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A degree or equivalent in a Computing relevant discipline or the ability to show an equivalent level of knowledge and skills
  • Software design, development and test experience
  • Good communication skills both in written and oral with the ability to influence stakeholders
  • Experience with a range of professional tools and methods related to software delivery
  • C#, C++, or Python Programming languages
  • Appreciation of health, safety, and environment

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.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side?

Join us and discover what's possible!


The closing date for applications is Sunday13th November 2022



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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