2x software engineer

  • Anywhere
  • 36245-38463 GBP / Year

Website UK_CEH UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Environmental science for a world where people and nature prospe

2 Vacancies Available!
Salary – £36,245 to £38,463 Depending on experience
Hybrid working (50/50)
Permanent and Full Time

We are shortlisting as we go for these roles and reserve the right to close this advert if we find the right candidate, so we encourage you to apply early.

UKCEH is looking for experienced Software Engineers to join our 600-strong team, contributing to scientific discovery and generating the data, insights and solutions that researchers, businesses and governments need to solve complex environmental challenges.

Working at UKCEH is rewarding. Our science makes a real difference, enabling people and the environment to prosper, and enriching society. We are the custodians of a wealth of environmental data, collected by UKCEH and its predecessors over the course of more than 60 years.

As a valued member of our team, you’ll get:
27 days annual leave, rising to 29 days after five years
10% employer pension contribution
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
24 hour, 365-day access to support with physical, mental, social, health or financial issues
Flexible working opportunities
And much more….

You’ll be joining the Environmental Data Science group, to carry out research and development on digital research infrastructure, which supports our nationally and internationally important environmental science.

Developing an overarching software architecture to support various initiatives.   This includes development of an integrated research cloud infrastructure, digital twins, collaborative platforms, data processing pipelines, integrated monitoring and FAIR access to digital assets.

You will be part of an expanding multidisciplinary team, adopting common software architectural principles.  Helping to develop scalable, robust and interoperable solutions. Using an agile development methodology, with a co-design aspect, contributing to the creation of cloud-based and hybrid solutions.
You’ll be joining a leading independent, not-for-profit research institute that’s committed to recruiting talented people like you, progressing your career and giving you the support you need to thrive at UKCEH.

Your main responsibilities will include:
Designing, coding, testing, and deploying high-quality software solutions, ensuring robustness, scalability, and standardised design principles
Creating and maintaining technical documentation, contributing to knowledge sharing and ensuring comprehensive project records
Collaborating with different disciplinary groups (including DevOps engineers, data scientists, data stewards, designers, software engineers and system architects) contributing to an overarching software architecture to support various projects
Applying and promoting agile software development methodologies and culture
Identifying future collaborative opportunities across UKRI and elsewhere, around the design and development of different elements of digital research infrastructure
Researching, learning, and adopting emerging technologies and best practices, to enhance software development processes and contribute innovative ideas

For the role of Software Engineer, we’re looking for somebody who has:
A good degree in an appropriate subject, or significant experience of working in a Software Engineering environment
Proficiency in one or more programming languages such as Python, Java, C++
Experience with version control systems (e.g., GitHub), software development IDEs, and other development tools and practices (e.g., Container orchestration, Infrastructure as a Code)
Understanding of full software development stack, including both front-end and back-end development frameworks
Experience with database technologies including SQL and NoSQL
Excellent communication skills, adopting a collaborative and inclusive approach across a range of stakeholders
The ability to work autonomously
A passion to learn new technologies and adapt quickly to evolving software development trends

If we’ve just described you, we’d love to meet. Apply now.

If you have any questions about the role, or working in the Environmental Data Science team, contact Rod Scott, email: [email protected]

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