Create software to operate an autonomous submarine
- Travelling out to sea with submarine
- Working closely with scientists, technicians, and other engineers
- A mixture between writing software on a computer and working with the physical hardware to test sensors and actuators
The primary responsibilities of this role are:
- Writing software to enable the operation of the submarine
- Integrating new sensors to enable and improve the collection of scientific data
- Maintain existing software and sensors to ensure the submarine is ready for missions
- Operating and troubleshooting the submarine in the field
- Processing the data produced by the submarine before handing it over to the scientists
The role varies depending on the expedition schedule and it has a mix between working at a computer and being more hands-on, which keeps it interesting.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a marine science research and technology institution based on two sites in Southampton and Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the UK’s largest institution for integrated sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.
The centre was set up to work in close partnership with institutions across the UK marine science community to address key science challenges, including sea level change, the oceans’ role in climate change, predicting and simulating the behaviour of the oceans through computer modelling, the future of the Arctic Ocean and long-term monitoring technologies.
The primary responsibilities of this role are: Writing software to enable the operation of the submarine Integrating new sensors to...