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Software Engineer

Service Delivery

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £33,314 to £40,931
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 13 February 2023
Reference:  2150423JF

The University of Southampton is currently undertaking numerous upgrades and improvements to our online presence. An opportunity has arisen to join the development team to support this change and the continuous improvement of our varied platforms.

About the role:

We are looking for a Software Engineer who will show their initiative and resourcefulness as part of a small team to develop, support and maintain our online presence.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are about to start a wide range of projects including upgrades and changes across a diverse range of platforms to enhance our online estate. This role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work on many different languages, systems, and applications, working with teams across the organisation.

This role will report to the Communication Platforms Team manager.

What you will do:

  • Work across the full stack as part of a small team, along with our communications department, developing the newest version of our website
  • Develop, maintain, and improve the other varied systems which make up our web estate to ensure we continue to have a reliable web presence
  • Liaise with the Senior Software Engineer to define and understand the work required.
  • Work with teams across the organisation to understand user requirements and help shape these into solutions
  • Develop code and systems to a high-quality including documentation and automated tests
  • Share your ideas for ways to improve and continue to extract more value from our web estate

Experience you will bring:

  • Developing applications in PHP, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS as well as a willingness to develop in other languages
  • PHP and JavaScript build and testing frameworks
  • Drupal or WordPress. If not, experience of another CMS and the enthusiasm to learn them
  • Linux system administration
  • Developing to WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 AA and an understanding of its importance

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Quote the advert reference 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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