Research Software Engineer / Operations Support

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Closing date
2 Jul 2021

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Research Software Engineer / Operations Support
Salary: £31,931 - 44,166 (dependent on experience and band of successful candidate)
Location: Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire
Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 20th June 2021

We have an exciting opportunity within RAL Space (part of STFC) for someone to join us as a Research Software Engineer, where you will develop and maintain software used to deliver JASMIN as a service, and to operate processes which support users in their work on the JASMIN platform.

JASMIN is a globally unique facility for data-intensive computing for the environmental sciences. It supports a vibrant and dynamic community of researchers in the UK and internationally. Applications range from climate change and oceanography to air pollution, earthquake deformation and analysis of wildlife populations. Tens of petabytes of disk and tape storage are combined with several types of compute resource: managed interactive and batch compute for building and executing large workflows, and an on-premise cloud providing projects and communities a set of service components with which to build and manage their own computing needs. Architected jointly between STFC's Scientific Computing Department and the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) within RAL Space, it is operated and supported by a small but innovative team with expertise in computer science, research software engineering and environmental informatics.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations, we're trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields. STFC is one of nine partner 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.
Main duties of the role would include:
* Web applications development, operational deployment and maintenance of services
* liaising with external users to set up the required storage or compute resources for their research
* troubleshooting: helping to diagnose problems with user access to services including shared storage, batch compute and cloud resources
* writing technical documentation or training materials for colleagues and the external user community

About you:

Candidates must have a degree or equivalent experience in computer science, engineering or another numerate subject, with some experience of software development and Python programming for the Linux platform. You must have good communication skills in written and spoken English.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent defined pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance. UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

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