11. May 2014 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Scientific Software Developer
Scientific Software Developer
11. May 2014 - Science and Technology Facilities Council
Scientific Software Developer
Scientific Software Developer
Employer
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Location

Didcot, United Kingdom

Introduction

The Mantid team requires an additional scientific software developer with strong C++ or transferrable object oriented programming language skills to develop and support further the framework and associated scientific software.

Software is an essential part of all the instruments. Initially developed by ISIS, the Mantid framework provides a state of the art data treatment and analysis software package for its instruments, and continues to grow to cover the many different scientific areas used at this international facility. Mantid is now also a core part of the operation of the SNS facility in the USA.

This is an opportunity to join a growing team with significant scope to lead areas of work.

Description of Institution

ISIS is a world leading facility for condensed matter research using neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy, with a strong scientific user programme and extensive international links. ISIS currently operates 30 instruments and, following an additional £21m investment, is currently in the process of building 4 new instruments.

Job description

List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities

  • Develop core software for the Mantid project (C++)
  • Support the scientists with the existing package and extend it further according to their scientific needs.
  • Support and improve other related data reduction and analysis software
  • Assist in the support and maintenance of the computer tools

The successful applicant will be part of the team developing and supporting the Mantid package. As part of their work they will interact with the ISIS scientists. The post will reside within the ISIS Computing Group.

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

Requested Profile

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Degree in a scientific/engineering/computing subject or equivalent longer experience developing software.

Knowledge and Experience

Essential:

  • Experience of object oriented programming techniques, preferably in C++
  • Experience in developing software in a scientific environment

Desirable:

  • Experience of development in C++
  • Experience of development on both Windows and UNIX platforms
  • Experience of software development tools for version control, automated testing, build automation
  • Experience of developing GUI using qt, OpenGL, VTK and Paraview
  • Experience of software development in python

INTERVIEW CRITERIA

Above shortlisting criteria plus:

BAND D

Personal skills/qualities

Essential:

  • Analytical and logical ability, and persistence in delivering software
  • Fast learner, able to understand complex problems
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and on paper, both formally and informally
  • Able to work in a large distributed team
  • Friendly, helpful manner
  • Interest in science

Desirable:

  • Proven problem solving ability

BAND E

Personal skills/qualities

Essential:

  • Advanced knowledge and proven development experience of C++
  • Analytical and logical ability, and persistence in delivering software
  • Fast learner, able to understand complex problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work in a large distributed team
  • Friendly, helpful manner
  • Good understanding of software engineering and development methodology
  • Interest in science
  • Ability to manage a team or project

Desirable:

  • Project management experience
    Experience of leading a team

Special Requirements

Essential:

As Mantid is an international development project the role may include occasional UK and overseas travel.

Contact
Name

Anders Markvardsen

E-Mail
Website

http://www.stfc.ac.uk/55.aspx

How to Apply

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV. No Agencies.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact: Anders Markvardsen at

The closing date for applications is 15th June 2014. The interview date for this vacancy is to be confirmed and will be held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

We want to make our application process as easy for you as we possibly can. If you experience any problems in applying for this job, or have any feedback for us about the application process, please contact our Recruitment Hotline on 01793 867000 (8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Please quote the appropriate IRC reference number (IRC140773) when calling.

Deadline
15. June 2014
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