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New Jobs with the NRT!

Calling all engineers! Do you fancy working with the NRT team? We are looking to recruit TWO new team members to work on our unique, groundbreaking project. The jobs will be based in Liverpool but will involve working with teams across the world.


The NRT project values the diversity of our all staff and students. We see diversity as a positive force to generate excellent research and explore the unknowns of our Universe together. Every role offers an opportunity for us to bring in a different perspective, we strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply.



DevOps Engineer <<< click here for more info

Working with international partners we are building a 4.0m class robotic telescope on the same site as the Liverpool Telescope. We seek a DevOps engineer to join the existing software team in developing software and systems for the telescope and associated instrumentation, as well strengthening our build and deployment procedures. Additionally, you will manage and maintain IT hardware systems in support of telescope operations.


You will have experience of the design and implementation of software systems in containerized, virtualized or cloud environments (e.g. Docker, AWS or Azure) and in of the design and implementation of responsive and interactive web interfaces using technologies such as Node.js, Django or Flask. You will work collaboratively with engineers in the same and other disciplines both within LJMU and at external partners and supplier organisations to ensure both individual system and system-wide performance and quality. The position is fixed term for 4 years and is based in Liverpool UK. No prior experience of astronomical telescopes is required.


Automation & Control Engineer <<< click here for more info

We seek a Control Engineer to join the team with responsibility for design, test and implementation of mechatronic, control and automation aspects of the telescope and its enclosure.

You will have experience of the simulation and optimization of control systems using tools such as MATLAB Simulink as well as the practical implementation of such systems with industry standard technologies. You will also have experience of the design, implementation and support of PLC systems for automation and safety.


You will work collaboratively with engineers in the same and other disciplines both within LJMU and at external partners and supplier organisations to ensure both individual system and system-wide performance and quality. The position is fixed term for 4 years and is based in Liverpool UK. No prior experience of astronomical telescopes is required.


If you have any questions about either of these positions please contact NRT@ljmu.ac.uk or see contact details in the job adverts.