Senior Research Software Engineer Visa Sponsorship Uk

July 1, 2024
£51.5 - £60.5 / year

Job Description


About us.

The UCL Centre for Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is the university’s new hub for digital research infrastructure and innovation, including the supercomputers, databases, software, and people that enable computational science and digital scholarship. We are an innovative hybrid: a professional services department that provides dependable and secure infrastructure and services to UCL research groups, as well as a laboratory for research and innovation in the application of advanced computational and data-intensive research methods, working in collaboration with academics from all disciplines.

We are a home for research technology professionals – research software engineers, HPC systems engineers, dev-ops specialists, data engineers, data scientists, and data stewards – who support and collaborate in the delivery of UCL research, offering exceptional career development opportunities for these new types of researchers.

About the role

Would you like to create, improve, and maintain code for modelling, analysis, synthesis, simulation, and other applications?
As a Senior Research Software Engineer, you will design, extend, refactor, and maintain scientific software in all subject areas, as well as provide expert software engineering collaboration services to world-class research teams, train researchers in programming best practices, and collaborate with scientists and scholars to develop software to meet new research challenges. With such a diverse work, we don’t expect our candidates to know everything from the beginning. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills by devoting time to studying both the research fields we support and the specialist technologies used.

We currently have two positions at this level. These positions meet the requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration regulations. As a result, UCL welcomes submissions from overseas applicants who need a visa.

We will consider submissions for part-time, flexible, and job-share positions. This position is available for hybrid work, with a minimum of 20% on-site.

This position is subject to UCL’s Terms & Conditions of Service for Research and Professional Services Staff. For additional information, please go to UCL’s Human Resources page.

About You

All roles require a qualifying degree or similar professional experience, depending on seniority. The ability and enthusiasm to learn new skills, as well as awareness of and commitment to software development best practices, are essential. Excellent written and spoken communication skills are essential.

We have many Senior level jobs and are particularly interested in applicants with a strong understanding of health informatics and electronic health records, as well as those who have developed software in a research and innovation healthcare context.

You’ll have experience assessing, researching, and solving complicated programming challenges.

The job description and person specification can be found at the bottom of the page. Please include a cover letter outlining how you fulfil the selection criteria in the person specification.

What We Offer

More information about working at ARC can be found on our website,
If you have any questions about the vacancy or the application process, please contact Jodie Jackson at
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In addition to the exciting potential that this role brings, we also provide several wonderful benefits, some of which are listed below:

A yearly promotion programme for grades. The plan makes it easy for high-performing employees who demonstrate the necessary abilities and habits to work at a higher level to be recognised and advance their internal career paths.


41 days off (27 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays, and 6 closure days).


Additional 5 days of annual leave purchasing programme


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Our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

As London’s Global University, we understand that diversity promotes creativity and innovation, and we want our community to reflect the diversity of the world’s talent. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, being fair and inclusive, and creating a community in which everyone feels welcome.
We encourage applications from people who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce.
These include those from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and women in Grades 9 and 10.
Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to promoting gender equality in our department.