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Research Software Engineer

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £39,347 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £39,347 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract until 30th April 2026.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 09 May 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  016124

The role

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey seeks to recruit an outstanding Research Software Developer for the development of a mobile acoustic sensing system suitable for environmental acoustic sensing. The post holder will work in close collaboration with leading machine learning researchers, developers, and entomologists at the University of Oxford, to develop a general-purpose acoustic sensing system which can be tuned to specific invasive species (including the Asian tiger mosquito and Asian Hornet).

The post is part of the NERC-funded project “HumBug II: enabling large-scale acoustic monitoring for invasive insect species". The post is fixed-term until 30th April 2026. The expected start date of the project is 27th May 2024, or as soon as possible afterwards.

More details about this post can be found in the attached role profile.

About you

You should ideally possess the following skills:

  • Hold a degree in a computer science or a related IT subject, or the equivalent in terms in professional training and experience related to the role.
  • Proficiency in programming for Android and iOS platforms.
  • Proficiency in programming languages relevant to the project, such as Python, Java, Flutter, Rust, Kotlin, and PyTorch, with a demonstrated capacity to lead the development of new APIs, user interfaces, system integrations, and reports.
  • Experience in the design, management, and implementation of a complex programming project, either as a stand-alone project or a significant contribution to an existing project.
  • Expertise and experience in software engineering.
  • The ability to effectively organise and execute tasks within a timeframe, especially under tight deadlines.
  • The ability to excel when working independently and as part of a team, possessing interpersonal skills necessary to contribute effectively to a collaborative and interdisciplinary project.

How to apply

The instruction on how to apply can be found here. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Yunpeng Li (

About Us

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively and make a real difference.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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