UKAEA Software and Computing Talent Pool

Job Description

The UK Atomic Energy Authority, UKAEA, is growing, seeking to position the UK as a world-leader in fusion power plant design by building on its strengths which have been substantially enhanced in recent years – operating JET, robotics at RACE, materials science at the Materials Research Facility, tokamak science (MAST-U, JET and internationally), tritium science at H3AT, new Fusion Technology Facilities and advanced computing, as well as the recently announced Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) design programme currently embarking on a £220M design effort.

A key challenge in power plant design is the need to integrate many different systems. As we explore ways to accelerate the realisation of societal and economic benefits of fusion power through the first generation of fusion power plants, we must establish greater integration between physics, technology and engineering. This requires further growth at UKAEA to exploit its new capabilities, creating exciting opportunities to be part of a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team driving to deliver fusion power.

To meet the UK`s needs, we have a number of opportunities available, including:

Research Software Engineers
Control & instrumentation software engineers
Research data specialists
Data Scientists
Computational scientists & engineers
Computing system specialists (System administrators, network engineers, HPC specialists)
Technical leaders and architects

Computing is at the heart of the research and technology advances we`re pursuing across all our programmes: from controlling existing fusion reactors to simulating future ones, from cutting-edge robotic applications to digital engineering design, from developing and exploiting computing platforms to making fusion data available in new ways to accelerate discoveries.

The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience
– A degree in a computational, scientific or engineering subject
– Relevant experience of working in one of the computational areas mentioned above
– Ability to apply appropriate good practices
– Good communication skills
– Curiosity and an innovative approach to problems
– Ability to work across disciplines and organisational boundaries to achieve results
– Knowledge of fusion
Special requirements:

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.