Research Software Engineer within the Vibration University Technology Centre (UTC)

Job summary

The Dynamics group and Vibration UTC (VUTC) is seeking a Research Software Engineer to support their operating systems and computational hardware for their teaching and research activities. The post-holder will be key in supporting users of the group’s computational infrastructure and collaborating with the College ICT teams to ensure proper maintenance of hardware.

The VUTC is a world leading research centre in non-linear structural dynamics and aeroelasticity with strong industrial links and a strong impact on real world solutions to complex problems. The group is now in need of a specialist position to advise on the application of technologies and develop software which will accelerate research whilst also supporting researcher with less development software experience.

Duties and responsibilities

  • You will be the primary contact for the Dynamics group and VUTC in supporting and developing the software architecture and infrastructure to enable the continuation of research.
  • You will ensure that the code deployment remains within industrial partners compute estate
  • You will interact with other Department and College software support teams and develop training and guidance for the researcher community.

Essential requirements

  • You must have a postgraduate qualification which involved significant exposure to software development, or have equivalent experience.
  • You must have experience of full cycle software development and different operating systems.
  • You should have advanced skills in common research languages (e.g. Python, C++ etc)
  • Advanced skills in Fortran are essential.

Full criteria for this role can be found in the Job Description.

Further information

This is a fixed term position for up to 3 years in the first instance.

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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