Software Engineer, UAS

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Software
Full Time Salary: £33,963 to £39,955 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,949)
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Closing Date: 16/05/2021
Ref No: 10396

About Us

Diamond Light Source is one of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities. We’re home to the UK’s synchrotron light source – a giant microscope producing beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. Probing the structure and composition of matter, our work drives innovation in everything from vaccines to nanotech.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for a Software Engineer to join the Business Applications Group to help develop the User Administration System (UAS). Working as part of a small team, using Agile processes, you will work with people from across Diamond to understand their requirements and develop solutions that meet those requirements. You will ensure that these solutions meet quality standards and are fit for purpose. At times you will be developing new capabilities.

About You

We are looking for a web developer with experience in Java development and integrating with databases. Working as part of a small team they will take ownership of development requests and identify the areas of development before implementing changes in a controlled manner. There will be regular contact with scientists and other staff at Diamond to understand their requirements, so good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to understand their needs and be able to translate these into code is essential.

In particular, we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of modern object-orientated programming methods and languages principally Java
  • Experience of Web Frontend and Middleware development technologies
  • Knowledge of code development platforms
  • Experience of using databases in application development
  • Experience of full cycle application development including unit testing, code repositories and deployment.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

To Apply

Applicants are required to outline their suitability for this role via the online application process. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

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