Software Engineer

University of Southampton
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Software Engineer - Applications Design & Development


Location: 1 Guildhall Square
Salary: £29,799 to £36,613
Full Time, Fixed Term (2 Years)
Closing Date: Monday 12 March 2018
Reference: 977818JF

Use your passion for software development to transform bespoke enterprise applications at a world-leading University.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated software engineer to join the Applications Design and Development team on a fixed term basis.

Reporting to the Manager of iSolutions Applications Design & Development team, you will work alongside a team of Software Engineers focused on developing a suite of high-tech applications to support Academic delivery both directly and through other professional services.

Working closely with senior members of the team you will be working across campus, directly engaged with Senior Users and the Business Owners to develop and refine user requirements. Taking those requirements blended with the non-functional requirements of the system, you will then deliver sustainable applications which meet the ever increasing demands of today’s students and staff.

You will have the opportunity to help shape the development standards and practices within the team for developing applications and APIs using the .Net platform.

Culturally the team are focused on providing great value, customer focused applications;

you will be expected to maintain these standards through the use of continuous improvement techniques within the team.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference within the University.

About you

We’re looking for candidates who understand the value of working as part of a team to deliver innovative solutions which can be supported into the future.

We’re looking for candidates who have demonstrable skills in the following:

Team player who is customer focused Competence in .NET and JavaScriptBuilding database applicationsData manipulationWriting documentationWorking closely with customers to understand their requirementsWe would very much like to hear from candidates who can also demonstrate skills or knowledge in some of the following:

    Working in Agile development teamsExperience with a variety of open-source softwareAutomated-testing frameworks
About the Department

iSolutions is one of the largest departments within the University’s Professional Services Group and provides all aspects of ICT to support all University activities. This includes learning and teaching, research, and University administration. We support a diverse user community of over 35,000 University staff and students.

The department is largely based at our new, spacious corporate accommodation in Guildhall Square, located in Southampton’s recently redeveloped Cultural Quarter. With excellent links via rail and road, the department is in a prime city location, with convenient access to high street shops, bars, and cafés, as well as arts and entertainment venues.

About the University

At the University of Southampton we are committed to our strategic principles of collegiality, quality, sustainability and global reputation — which our new leadership team is using to implement meaningful change. We value equality and diversity and are a founding signatory of the Athena SWAN Charter. We have held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2016, demonstrating our commitment to addressing equality issues in order to maximise the potential of all our people.

Work-life balance is important to us and this is reflected in our generous maternity policy and childcare facilities; employees are also able to participate in the Childcare Voucher Scheme. Our staff may wish to have working patterns that fit in with their caring responsibilities so we invite requests to undertake this role on a part-time or a flexible working basis. We also welcome applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability, or illness.

As part of our commitment to your wellbeing we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays. Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities, a full programme of events, and access to a number of University employee-discount schemes.

Further information about working at the University of Southampton can be found on our website via the Apply button.


If you have any further questions about this role, or would like to know more about the Applications Design & Development team, please contact Christopher Yorke, the team manager via telephone 023 8059 4827.

Please note that when filling out the application we only require the last 5 years of your employment history and the summary of your most recent relevant qualification (full transcript is not required). Interviews will be awarded based on your answers to the “supporting statements”.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at our webite.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 977818JF on all correspondence.

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