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AUV Robotic Systems/Software Engineer
National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
Southampton, England, UK
N/A years experience
Posted: 03-12-2021

Company: National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
Skills: practical software programming
Experience: N/A years
Education: N/A
Employment type: Full time
Location: Southampton, England, UK

We are looking for a systems and software engineer to work within the AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) operations team providing software/systems engineering support both at sea and on shore. This will include the integration of new and novel sensors, development of on-board and support software, and operation of the vehicle at sea around the world. You will join the Autosub Operations team working closely with a small team of specialist engineers in a multidisciplinary environment. Day to day activities will include, talking to scientists to harvest data requirements, integration of additional sensors into existing vehicle control systems and working on incremental improvement programs to increase overall vehicle reliability to deliver a first-class service for the scientific community.

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Company details

We are the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - the UK's centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We are a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean.

We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community whose focus is on improving the world in which we live. Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a ‘one NOC’ approach.

We have a rich history dating back to 1949, and our future has never looked more exciting as we aim to be the world’s most innovative oceanographic institution.
Requirements & Summary

Through development and adoption of new technologies, the overall aim of the Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) group is to enable world leading oceanographic science through the provision of cutting edge marine robotic systems. These systems massively broaden the scope for the study of some of the most inaccessible environments on Earth, helping scientists in their efforts to understand major issues such as global climate change, the sequestration of carbon, and monitoring of ocean resources.

The MARS group operates the largest scientific fleet of marine autonomous robots in Europe, and provide equipment for Oceanographic studies conducted around the world.

We are looking for a systems and software engineer to work within the AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) operations team providing software/systems engineering support both at sea and on shore. This will include the integration of new and novel sensors, development of on-board and support software, and operation of the vehicle at sea around the world.

You will join the Autosub Operations team working closely with a small team of specialist engineers in a multidisciplinary environment. Day to day activities will include, talking to scientists to harvest data requirements, integration of additional sensors into existing vehicle control systems and working on incremental improvement programs to increase overall vehicle reliability to deliver a first-class service for the scientific community.

About you

The ideal candidate would come from a background of offshore survey or hands on experience with robotic systems or oceanographic sensors and should have practical software programming experience. Experience with network and serial communication protocols is highly desirable, along with experience of GIS.

You should enjoy working both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, enjoying the challenges of pushing the boundaries of field robotics. You must have a close attention to detail and be confident with software and computer systems and enjoy applying these skills to tangible real world systems.

This is a seagoing role, therefore the successful candidate must be able to obtain necessary seagoing medical certificate (application process provided by NOC). You could spend up to 90 days at sea annually in this position

Why the NOC?

We offer a generous set of benefits including 28 days annual leave, plus 3.5 local closure days and 8 public bank holidays, and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan.

We are committed to flexible working, trusting our staff to get the job done. And we offer an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can meet their full potential.

Location

This position will be based in Southampton. The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free onsite car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

Our commitment as an employer

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.
















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