Software Engineer

Software Engineer

Diamond Light Source Ltd

Didcot, United Kingdom

Job Title Software Engineer

Salary range (Full Time) £33,297 to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048)

Post Type Full time / Permanent

Ref No 10112

The Data Acquisition Software

To provide the premium synchrotron facility, Diamond requires a continual technology refresh to deliver cutting edge experimental capabilities. An essential component of Diamond’s technical estate is its Data Acquisition (DAQ) software, GDA, which is responsible for:

  • Programmatic orchestration of beamline experiments;
  • Capture and storage of experimental data;
  • Real-time visualisation of collected data.

GDA is a client-server application written in Java, making use of the Eclipse RCP. The GDA client provides both a GUI and a Jython scripting capability for users to control experiments.

What we are looking for

Our Data Acquisition Software team are looking to recruit a Software Engineer to join the team supporting and developing the GDA software which is used throughout the organisation to conduct scientific experiments. Ideal candidates will have a personal interest in physics and science, and strong analytical and communication skills. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in the full Software Development Lifecycle, preferably using Java or Python, and an understanding of good software design principals and design for usability. A degree level qualification in science, engineering, mathematics or computer science is essential.

The Role

As a member of the DAQ Software team you will be working alongside a bright and motivated team in an open and collaborative environment. You will be required to interact with beamline scientists and translate their specifications for scientific capabilities into software requirements.

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located on the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire a 20 minute drive south of Oxford in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Diamond Light Source conducts world-class research in virtually all fields of science and offers rewarding career opportunities covering both technical and scientific disciplines.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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