Software Engineer – Research Mapping Project, UK

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

The Role

As a software engineer you will design and implement a new web-based front end in order to allow efficient exploration of the research mapping data contained within the Neo4j / MongoDB back-end systems. Responsible for the end-to-end system, you will be a full-stack developer with strong expertise using front end development frameworks.

Main responsibilities

● Lead the design and development of the front-end, using web-based technologies, in order to produce a user-friendly interface for use by Turing business team members.

● Implement and document portions of the above-mentioned solution.

● Train and support other members of the project as needed.

● Communicate technical topics both orally and in writing, to project colleagues and partners by preparing and presenting reports and training material, delivering presentations, and taking an active role in meetings and discussions.


● Significant programming experience in one or more languages and libraries for web-based development (Javascript, programmatic testing)

● Experience with usability testing and design for human-computer interaction (HCI / UX).

● Understanding of software development tools and methodologies, such as documentation, testing, version control, issue tracking, and continuous integration.

● Ability to lead one’s own work, including planning and execution, and to prioritise work to meet deadlines.

● Excellent written, verbal and graphical communication skills including the ability to present complex or technical information.

● Demonstrable understanding of scholarship in the arts and humanities.

● Demonstrable willingness to take on a range of tasks and to develop new skills, as appropriate, in own or other departments/directorates to support the delivery of the project goals as required.
Terms & Conditions

The salary is up to £55,000 per annum (pro rata). This is a full time, fixed term post for initially three months, to be held at the Institute’s site at the British Library, Euston Rd, London.

Application procedure

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV, with contact details for your referees and a covering letter to If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Institute’s HR Team, please contact them on 0203 862 3394 or email We welcome secondments from partner universities.

Closing date for applications: 24 March 2019

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early or to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, if enough applications are received.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Please note all offers of employment are subject to continuous eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.

Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from

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