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Software Engineer

Service Delivery

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 09 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2066522JF

Are you excited by the idea of developing educational software to enhance the student learning experience? Then this may be role for you.

This is an exciting time to join the University of Southampton. We have a global reputation for delivering world-class education, research and enterprise that makes a real impact on society’s biggest challenges.  Education Applications, within the University’s IT department, are looking for someone to join our quality focused team whose mission is to build frictionless education services.

About the Role

You will work closely with academics and students to design and develop software which enhances the learning experience. Grow your professional skills using C#, JavaScript, Continuous Integration and automated deployment and get experience and training with industry standard tools such as Blackboard, Panopto and QuestionMark OnDemand. We have a supportive team where training is provided so take this opportunity to develop your career in our professional and flexible working environment.

Our team is open, friendly and would value your creativity in our search for a brilliant user experience for our students and academics.

 What You'll Do

  • Work within teams to implement new educational services, using both commercial solutions and custom developed applications, to support the educational mission of the University.  
  • Maintain educational services throughout their entire lifecycle.
  • Investigate new technologies and make recommendations for continual improvement of systems and services.

What you’ll bring 

  • An enthusiasm for high quality software.
  • Experience of software development programming and systems analysis.
  • A proven ability to learn new technologies, programming languages, and ways of working.
  • The ability to work as part of a highly technical team, and to collaborate effectively with other both technical and non-technical staff.

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 Bronze Award since 2006, 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 well-being 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 web site:


If you have any further questions about this role or would like to know more about the Education Applications team, please contact Patrick McSweeney, the team manager, at or telephone 023 8059 8075.

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”.

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us to create an inclusive working environment.

If you think this could be the role for you, press the “Apply Online” button below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 contact Michelle (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2066522JF on all correspondence. 


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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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