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The role:

  • Reporting to the Head of the Computational group, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • The main focus of this position would be our GUI simulation tool which has currently been developed within JavaScript
  • The role will be a mixture of design and maintenance of this tool that is key for our R&D engineers and allows them to model more efficiently
  • This position will be maintaining and also developing new features of the tools according to the product roadmap
  • This interesting application models the behaviour of light using monte carlo raytracing techniques and is used by our team of R&D scientists to design our world-beating augmented reality waveguide displays
  • The UI will include 3D visualisation of objects being modelled
  • You’ll be maintaining and developing upgrades for a web-based client/server GUI for a scientific simulation application, running on our in-house compute cluster
  • This is a greenfield web application and will be working in a small team but ultimately this person would be responsible for this project
  • Depending on the persons broader software experience there may be an opportunity to be involved in other projects within the computational group
  • Other task relating to software development may be required

What we need to see:

  • Degree in mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science
  • 2+ years commercial software development experience
  • The tool has been developed in JavaScript so we look for solid experience in this
  • Working knowledge of SQL, and experience with database design and administration
  • Agile programming, with a proactive approach to maintaining high quality code with good test coverage
  • Database design, implementation and administration, this could be obtained from university
  • Experience with git or a similar VCS
  • Flexible and team oriented, “can do” attitude
  • You will have an interest in optics and augmented reality
  • You will work well in a team but also be able to work independently and have strong problem solving skills

Bonus:

  • Proven experience working for a technology company and R&D users would be an advantage
  • Other programming experiencer such as Python, C++ or Matlab would be an advantage but the main focus of this role is JavaScript
  • 3D visualisation or game programming experience would be a bonus

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