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Software Engineer

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Friday 03 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1578321FP

As a result of our success we are expanding the team within EPrints Services that develop and maintain web based services for a wide variety of both education and commercial organisations all over the world.  At our core is an open source repository platform that provides a flexible way to configure operations concerning data capture, structure and presentation, and a range of services that allow content to be accessed in a variety of ways.

Based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science you will take responsibility for the development of customer focused projects for both EPrints systems and more varied engineering projects relating to open access, open data, digital education, content management and systems integrations.  All projects require some level of design, programming, testing, project management, and customer support.

It is essential you have:

- PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Computer Science or related discipline

and / or 

- Proven industrial experience.

In addition, some knowledge of Linux as well as Web relevant technologies, for example XML, Javascript and CSS is required. Experience in high level programming languages such as Python, PHP or Perl will be highly desirable.

For further information please see, or contact Justin Bradley at

The initial duration of the post is 2 years due to funding restrictions.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We are committed to improving equality for women in science and have been successful in achieving an  Athena SWAN bronze award in April 2020.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy* and onsite childcare facilities

 The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

 *subject to qualifying criteria

 Upon appointment the job title will change to Enterprise Fellow.

This role is offered on a full time fixed term contract for two years.

Application Procedure 

 You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Michelle Jose (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1578321FP on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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