Research Computing Engineer

The Alan Turing Institute

Euston Road, London, UK

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


Research Computing Engineers (RCEs) specialise in prototyping, building, supporting, and maintaining research infrastructure. Our primary focus is supporting researchers in taking the advantage of this infrastructure, including commercial cloud, high-performance computing (HPC) centres, and the internet of things, to facilitate cutting-edge research in data science. The support comes in different ways and could be anything from adapting research workflows on the target infrastructure and bridging the gap between researchers and technology, to anticipating the needs of computational resources and developing a computing strategy. We develop and work with state-of-the-art, HPC and cloud infrastructure to realise collaborators’ data science and artificial intelligence research at scale.


  • Contribute to designing, developing, improving, maintaining and supporting existing digital research infrastructure at the Institute.
  • Contribute on research projects, form new collaborations and support colleagues in the use of digital research infrastructure.
  • Engage with a community of stakeholders, including senior researchers, programme leaders, and the wider business team at the Turing.
  • Present, disseminate and explain our work via presentations, reports and well-documented software packages.

Person Specification

  • Industry or academic experience (for instance pursuing a PhD) in a field with significant use of both computer programming and advanced statistical or numerical methods.
  • Experience and interest in cloud and/or HPC technologies.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and maintaining research software.
  • Experience with DevOps practices and tools. For example: containerisation/virtualisation (e.g., Docker), infrastructure as code (e.g., Terraform), configuration management (e.g., Ansible), commercial cloud (e.g., Azure), git, shell, etc.

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This full-time post is offered on a permanent basis. The annual salary for this role is £40,000 - £46,000 (depending on skills and experience), with possibility of progression once in post up to £48,491. There will also be opportunities for promotions to senior positions, to which new members are considered eligible after at least one year in the team.

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

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 reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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