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Senior Software Engineer

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (2 Years)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 06 August 2024
Reference:  2790424FP

About EPrints Services

As a result of our continued success, we are expanding our Engineering and Support team.

We primarily 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, EPrints, which 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.  We support our many customers by maintaining our own Linux based hosting virtual machine infrastructure.

We are a well established small Enterprise team based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

About You

As part of the team you will take responsibility for the development and support of customer focused projects, for both EPrints systems and more varied engineering activities. These typically relate 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, SQL, JavaScript and CSS is required. Experience in high level programming languages such as Python, PHP or Perl will be highly desirable.

This role is offered on a full-time fixed term contract initially for two years.  It is normal for us to extend contracts on a rolling two year basis.

For further information please see, or contact Justin Bradley at

About University of Southampton

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

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.

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We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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