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Research Software Engineer - Up to 5 Positions

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Warrington
Salary: £31,931 to £34,709 gross per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 6th February 2022
Job Ref: 2200000K

The Hartree Centre

At the Hartree Centre we want to see UK businesses outperform their global competitors. We want our work to contribute to growing the economy, creating skilled jobs, and training people to excel. We are making all this happen and more by enabling UK industry to be at the forefront of technical innovation with the use of the latest Digital, High Performance Computing (HPC), Hybrid Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. We have a technically exciting computing environment, encompassing a wide range of hardware and software platforms. Our staff are key to our success, and we value them highly.

Our Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, Defined benefit pension scheme (employer contribution – currently up to 26%), 30 days annual leave allowance plus 10.5 bank holiday/privilege days and many other benefits.

The Role

If you’re a passionate software engineer looking to use the latest open-source APIs on the client and server and are looking to grow in a role creating software in an agile & greenfield development team, then this is the job for you.

Hartree’s software engineering vision is to deliver real customer value by engineering top quality proof of concept solutions that put Hartree’s cutting edge software & systems into the hands of our customers – our staff put professional software craftsmanship into research software. Our engineers work on a diverse range of projects, so an ability to communicate effectively with clients from a wide range of backgrounds is essential. We work with collaborators of various sizes, including small to large enterprises, and universities. A supportive team culture is paramount; while we are serious about results, we ensure our experience of getting there is enjoyable and fun.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding business needs and building new applications & features accordingly.
  • Maintaining a wide interest in the application of technology in a wide range of domains.
  • Writing well structured, tested, readable and maintainable code.
  • Participating in code reviews, refactoring, and presenting your work in knowledge exchange sessions.
  • Deploying and scaling applications using CI/CD and managing your work using Git, Jira and Agile.
  • Creating high-quality documentation, reports, case studies, and web content.
  • Assisting our Business Development team to build new relationships and opportunities.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A degree or equivalent in a computer-related discipline.
  • A background in software engineering in business or academic sectors.
  • Server-side and some client-side application development experience with at least one general purpose programming language (e.g., Java, Kotlin, Python, Go, C++/C#).
  • Experience building frontend web applications with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript / TypeScript.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently & ability to travel in the UK

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to see more details and to apply please click apply. 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.

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