Senior Computational Physicist

  • Job Reference: R13225
  • Date Posted: 25 April 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £41,950 to £55,000
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Computational Scientist to be accountable for the design, development and support of scientific software exploiting AWE's High-Performance Computing (HPC) platforms. You will be required to provide technical leadership in the numerical solution of multi-physics problems, including direct support to users and performing research to develop and implement new algorithms suited to future HPC architectures.

Location - Reading area

Package - £41,950 - £55,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

What will you be responsible for?

  • Research, investigation and implementation of techniques and solutions to multi-physics problems

  • Provide appropriate assistance to colleagues to resolve technical problems/queries

  • Design, develop, test, and maintain existing and new major software packages

  • Actively participate in collaboration activities with external peers on leading-edge research (International Peers/Industry/Academia)

  • Foster high quality by providing review of work

What will you need to be considered?

We would love to hear from individuals with a Degree in computer science/physics/maths or an equivalent STEM-based discipline, with the ability to work well in a team and provide technical leadership in projects. A post-graduate qualification is desirable. We require candidates to have experience in the following:

  • Testing frameworks

  • Developing on Linux/Unix platforms

  • Developing codes in C++ and Python

  • Agile methodologies

  • Developing software for CPU and GPU

Along with this, someone with experience and knowledge in the following would be highly desirable:

  • Version control software

  • CI/CD desirable

  • Cross-platform development

  • Fortran would be advantageous

  • Relational databases and big data handling

  • Web development (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.