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Research Software Engineer

The University of Edinburgh - College of Science and Engineering, School of Informatics

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2023
Closes: 10th January 2024
Job Ref: 9030

Fixed term - 3 Years

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for a Research Software Engineer, on a fixed term contract for 3 years, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

The Opportunity:

The primary purpose of this role is to develop, deploy and maintain software stacks associated with the research activities of the School’s newly established Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory. This involves all aspects of embedded and application-level software, ranging from sensor processing and controller interfacing to higher level modules for advanced driver-assistant systems, human-machine interfacing, testing and data visualisation. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in engineering or relevant specialist area, or equivalent practical experience and training.
  • A valid UK driving license.
  • Experience working in an industrial or research environment, gaining in-depth expertise in embedded software associated with vehicle and/or robotics operations.
  • Experience managing the work of oneself, and possible others, in a research laboratory environment.
  • Software development experience with large systems involving many modules, including open-source libraries.
  • Experience with software frameworks including cloud computing, complex repository management, drivers and embedded systems integration.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures
  • Experience of adhering to and implementing safe working practices in a high-risk laboratory, or similar setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly at all levels to non-specialist and senior audiences. 
  • Flexible approach to work and motivated to develop new relevant technical knowledge and skills.

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