University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Lead Robotics Software and Systems Engineer

United Kingdom

Closing in 27 days

Lead Robotics Software and Systems Engineer

Oxford Robotics Institute, central Oxford

We are seeking a full-time permanent Lead Robotics Software and Systems Engineer at the Oxford Robotics Institute and the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford.

The Lead Software and Systems Engineer accelerates the research activities of the Oxford Robotics Institute by ensuring that it's computing, software, and robotics capabilities can facilitate cutting edge research activities and are kept to professional and industry standards.

You should hold a relevant degree in Engineering or Computer Science with post-qualification experience in working in a research group or R&D. The role requires great people management skills and great engineering skills. It requires delegation while taking responsibility and a love of making things work.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Nick Hawes ([email protected]). Further information can be found at:

https:// www. eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/home

Only online applications received before midday on the 28th June 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact Person : Professor Nick Hawes Vacancy ID : 172798 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 28-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum

Job details

Title

Lead Robotics Software and Systems Engineer

Employer

University of Oxford

Location

United Kingdom

Published

May 15, 2024

Application deadline

June 28, 2024

Job type

Administration/Managerment

Field

Computer Science,Engineering

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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