Junior Software Engineer, NCRM

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £30,497 Per annum
28 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Service Delivery

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 31/12/2024)
Closing Date:  Monday 18 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1442421JF-R

Location: Highfield Campus (Currently remote with future remote options)

This is an exceptional time to be joining the University of Southampton as a web developer and gain experience developing and supporting systems for online training delivery. The post sits within the University’s IT department, iSolutions and is embedded within the National Centre for Research Methods, a Centre with a remit to deliver a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge research methods training.

About the Role

This is a key role in supporting the work of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton   NCRM is a £3m Centre funded by the Economic and Social Research Council with a remit to deliver a comprehensive programme of cutting-edge research methods training across the UK.  Through 2020 the Centre’s extensive face-to-face training programme has become an entirely online portfolio.  The postholder will be employed by the University’s IT department, iSolutions, but embedded in the NCRM team, working alongside its current IT manager and specialist staff to maintain and redevelop the Centre’s online training delivery platforms for the new post-pandemic era. The Centre has an extensive PHP/MySQL web presence and backend systems, runs an open-source Moodle virtual learning environment and Eprints publications database, with additional applications for online surveys and contact management.

What you’ll do

  • Work alongside the existing IT Manager, NCRM staff and wider team of iSolutions software engineers to implement and support the Centre’s web presence and online training platforms.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of new solutions to transform NCRM’s online training delivery for the post-pandemic era.
  • Ensure reliability and quality of services, through evaluation, documentation and training.
  • Provide support to users, primarily NCRM’s own staff.
  • Gain new opportunities to manage and implement development projects, under guidance within the broader team.

What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrable experience in programming and systems analysis including PHP/MySQL.
  • Experience of using modern HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • A willingness to gain expertise in the management of new systems and technologies, particularly in the field of online learning delivery.
  • The ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, including more senior IT staff, learning technologists, professional and academic staff.
  • The ability to help plan and manage your own workload and deliver tasks to set timescales.

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

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (20+ days), workplace pension, flexi-time and flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages

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 Marina Radchenko (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1442421JF-R on all correspondence.

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