Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Software Engineers

Oxfordshire. Multiple vacancies.

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About Us

Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world.  It houses the UK’s synchrotron light source, producing beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun, to probe the structure and composition of matter. From viruses and vaccines, to alternative energy solutions and nanotechnology, it underpins research and innovation for more than 8000 scientists.

Engineering your Future

Software enables the world-leading science performed at Diamond. Our software systems facilitate operations at all levels, including the low-level control of synchrotron and beamline hardware, the planning, execution and monitor of experiments, data archiving and retrieval, data processing and visualisation, the application for beamtime, and capture of remote experiment plans and samples. Our professional software engineers work alongside our scientists to develop innovative and robust solutions to keep Diamond at the forefront of scientific research.

About the Roles

We now have excellent opportunities for Scientific Software and Computing Graduates for our 2022 Graduate intake.

Working within the Diamond Scientific Software, Controls and Computation department, you will work in a research focussed environment alongside world leading scientists and professional engineers addressing technically challenging problems for the good of humanity.

To help you get started in your career, in this exciting and challenging environment, we offer a two-year-long rotational development programme in software technologies, development methodologies, and personal growth. During this you will gain hands-on experience and exposure to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, including:-

  • Big Data Technologies
  • High Performance Data Acquisition
  • Scientific Data Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Visualisation
  • Web Services
  • Distributed Controls Systems
  • Robotics, Remote Control and Automation
  • Cloud computing

On completion of the development programme, a review will be undertaken with a view to a promotion and increased contribution to the science and research carried out at Diamond.

About You

You will have recently achieved, or be expected to achieve, a 2:1 or above in Computer Science or a STEM subject.

You will be passionate about science or engineering and have a strong understanding and interest in software and computing technologies.


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.

We take an active approach to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our activities at Diamond, with a dedicated commitment to ensuring we provide a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work, where all staff feel valued and recognised for their individual contribution.

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Opportunity Overview

  • October 31st, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £32,922 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Oxfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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