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Software Engineer

Computer Science
33,309 - 40,927 a year
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
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Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
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Role Description


Based in the Department of Computer Science this position is for work on a Royal Academy of Engineering project for Regional Engagement. This project is in collaboration with Simomics Ltd, an SME based in York.

As part of our research, we have developed RoboTool ( This is a prototype for validation of our research results. We will collaborate with Simomics, to integrate the RoboTool and the Simomics technologies to improve RoboTool’s usability. We will add value by supporting a direct association between the evidence provided by RoboTool and a case for the quality of the robotic systems using the approach supported by Simomics tools.


We are seeking an individual with experience of software design and development, ideally within a commercial context, who can work closely with our researchers and collaborators to assist them in the design and delivery of high quality, robust, reliable software prototypes and products. The individual must be a team player, and work proactively and flexibly to develop high quality software. This individual will work closely with members of the Simomics development team, based in York.

Good performance in the role will put the individual in a strong position to help take forward the work, beyond the duration of this post, in either an academic or commercial context.

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working on exciting problems and innovative products. The person appointed can make a lasting impact through the development of cutting-edge software.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of software development environments and tools.
  • Understanding of software development processes, including use of source control, testing, release management, etc.
  • Significant experience in software engineering and programming.
  • Ability to undertake rapid prototyping and develop robust working prototypes from legacy code, working with stakeholders to deliver software quickly and effectively.
  • Ability to test prototypes and products to ensure that they operate satisfactorily.
  • Ability to work to software specifications developed by others and communicate developments effectively
  • Experience of developing software, ideally in an industry environment
  • Experience of planning, testing, documenting and implementing new software systems using a rigorous, methodical approach.
  • Experience with language processing (parsing, validation, model-to-text and model-to-model transformation)
  • Pragmatic, results-driven and resilient.
  • Flexibility to travel to partner sites in the UK and for placements in partner organisations

 Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact

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