Software Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£28,929 Per annum
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £28,929 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term to 31/03/2024
Closing Date:  Monday 17 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2234223DA

The Command Team Experimental Testbed (ComTET) is a programme of work tasked with providing evidence-based recommendations for change to optimise the design and operation of submarine control rooms of the future. The work examines a range of issues from a sociotechnical systems perspective including (but not limited to); optimisation of HMI, automation, teamwork, control room configuration, applied psychophysiology, information flow (human-human-technology). The ComTET team will be conducting a series of experiments using the control room simulator at the University of Southampton.

You will join our team in Human Factors with academic and commercial partners, as part of the ComTET program. The Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL) funds this programme of work; this role will require UK security clearance and the candidate must be a UK national who has resided in the UK for the past 5 years. The post will involve assisting with the design and running of human in the loop experiments, analysis of data and contributing to stakeholder reports and publications.

The overarching aim of the work is to provide evidence recommendations to stakeholders and sponsors regarding maximisation of training whilst examining wider command and control issues including evaluation of new team structures, allocation of system functions, ways of working, communication media, interfaces, job aids and work design. Throughout the project, consideration of Human Factors aspects of new technology solutions will inform decisions and design along with providing technical support relating to human-in-the-loop experimentation. This will include the recruitment and scheduling of participants, collection and analysis of data and reporting of output.

To be successful you will have a minimum skill level equivalent to the achievement of HNC, A-level, NVQ3 with proven work experience acquired in relevant technical support roles and job-related training. In addition, you will have experience in at least one of the following: psychology, human factors and ergonomics and or statistical data analysis. You should also have the ability to work effectively within a research team.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Katie Plant,

The University is one of the UK’s leading research Universities.  We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people

We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities.  

*subject to qualifying criteria

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference 2234223DA on all correspondence.