Graduate/Software Systems Engineer

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£25,247 - £38,211 (plus a discretionary based on level)
12 Jun 2017
02 Jul 2017

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located on the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire a 20 minute drive south of Oxford in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Diamond Light Source conducts world-class research in virtually all fields of science and offers rewarding career opportunities covering both technical and scientific disciplines.

Working on distributed-control systems your task as Software Systems Engineer or Graduate Software Systems Engineer will be to work closely with a team of scientists and engineers to specify and develop software to deliver ultra-stable x-ray beams to the experimental sample; to provide control of the experiment and manage the readout of the detectors.  You will be working in a distributed, heterogeneous computing environment, using the real-time operating system for direct control of the x-ray optical components and Linux workstations for the operator interfaces and development environment. Most server applications are coded in C or built using the EPICS control system toolkit, while client applications use a combination of Java and Python or tools.

You will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of computing technology applied to real-time and distributed control applications and excellent programming skills. Together with a good honours degree in physics, electronic engineering or computer science. For the right candidate the position offers a relaxed non-commercial environment full of motivated individuals and comprehensive benefits.

As a Graduate Software Systems Engineer, this role provides a 2 year personalised development programme, with extensive hands on experience backed by technical training and development.  

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Closing date: 2 July 2017.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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