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Senior/ Scientific Software Engineer

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary: £42,840 to £59,199 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 240000IU

Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 0.5 FTE)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months).

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire

About us

ISIS neutron and muon source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of over 30 neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into many different subject areas.

If you love code and have strong analytical skills this could be a great opportunity to join the ISIS Scientific Software Group!

You will work on two software packages called SASview (sasview.org) and SASfit (sasfit.org). Both are utilised for the mathematical modelling of data recorded on so-called small angle scattering instruments.

If you are a research software engineer, scientist with strong programming skills, or software engineer with a strong technical or scientific background this role would offer you a great opportunity to work in a high-level research environment, with the chance to learn from and work together with scientists, researchers and software developers with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

The role may include occasional UK and overseas travel, including to the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland.

About you

At a minimum you will:

  • Hold a degree or equivalent experience in a STEM subject, with significant focus on software development and an interest in science/mathematics.
  • Programming experience using Python and programming experience using C or C++.
  • Experience in professional development practices such as version control, writing unit tests, continuous integration, agile practice.
  • Experience in software design/development, such as design patterns, CI/CD, performance/benchmarking etc.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering two permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • An excellent defined average salary pension scheme.
  • Employee shopping/travel discounts.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities.

Link to more benefits: https://stfccareers.co.uk/rewards-and-benefits/

How to Apply:

For full details on the role, please visit our careers site. Please submit an application including your CV and a Cover Letter that clearly showcases how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role (via the ‘Apply’ button above). 

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