Join our High-Level Applications team who write cutting-edge software in Java, Python and C++.
Your new company
Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world. Using state-of-the-art technology, our organisation houses the UK’s synchrotron light source, a giant microscope that can produce beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun, to probe the structure and composition of matter. From viruses and vaccines, to alternative energy solutions and nanotechnology, it underpins research and innovation for more than 8000 scientists, with over 90 research organisations already utilising its unique services.
Your new role
Diamond’s Software Engineers develop the next-generation technologies that revolutionise how hundreds of scientists deliver science from our machine. Our systems need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond traditional software development. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward. Currently we are searching for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team who are responsible for building software systems that provide the fundamental and critical interface between the control systems and the scientific users who define and calibrate their experiments. You will help build solutions that provide capability in display management, exception handling, scripting and archiving, as well as bespoke tools to instruct and configure the accelerators and real-time control systems.
You will help build solutions that provide capability in display management, exception handling, scripting and archiving, as well as bespoke tools to instruct and configure the accelerators and real-time control systems.
Your new team
You will own and take full responsibility of the full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Working closely with those within the broader Control Systems Group, you will define, develop and deliver outstanding solutions; further enhancing and improving the capabilities and services that Diamond Light Source is renowned for. Diamond is and always will be an engineering organisation. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on our greatest technology challenges and make an impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of researchers.
What you’ll need to succeed
As the successful candidate, you will come from a similar software engineering position. You will be proficient in technologies such as Java, Python and C++, with practical experience of the full Software Development Lifecycle. You will demonstrate an appetite to understand both the technical aspects of current solutions and how to identify opportunities for enhancement.
What you’ll get in return
Diamond is situated in the heart of Oxfordshire’s countryside at Harwell Campus, south of the historic city of Oxford. The campus boasts 710 acres of large open grounds and spacious green areas for places to eat, drink and catch up with colleagues and friends. Diamond is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their skills and experience. Company benefits include flexible working arrangements, an industry-leading pension scheme, onsite library and restaurant, childcare vouchers and a generous holiday entitlement.
What you need to do now
For more information and a confidential discussion please send your CV today.
This role is registered exclusively to Hays and all third party applications will be forwarded onto Hays. Please note we are running additional software engineer appointments in parallel with this role.
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