UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Software Engineer in Wellbeing Technology, Enterprise Fellow

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Posted
06 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2022
Ref
1622821FP
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (24 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 03 January 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1622821FP

If you love to create innovative, great software tools to help people become their best selves, then we are looking for you, too.    
Our mission in the WellthLab is to explore HOW to design interactive technology to #helpMakeNormalBetter for all, at scale.

Based in the WellthLab in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, we’re involved in building technology to build personal, group interaction to support personal resilience: to help people be smarter, healthier, more productive, and happier. This is where we need your skills, passion and contributions to design.  

Our “experiment in a box” projects in Inbodied Interaction for example, combine front-end design, group messaging, data collection & visualisation.  All our projects require some level of design, programming, testing, project management, and user customer support. As research software these apps need also to be instrumented to be able to rapidly see how users engage with them.  

SOFTWARE TOOLS and SKILLS EXPECTED

Our app experiences are currently being delivered as cross-platform apps using technology like React and Ionic, as well as backend technologies like node.js, MongoDB and other databases. The ideal candidate will have experience of those technologies or similar. Experience with Linux, and with publishing apps on the Apple store or Google Play along with demonstration of implementing creative, effective in-app visualisations of data is a bonus.  

You’ll be working as part of an interdisciplinary team, so good communication skills are required.

It is essential you have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience or industrial experience in Computer Science with a portfolio of app projects. We are keen to attract a wide range of candidates.

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW PROFESSIONALLY

As part of our collaborative team, you’ll be able to advise on, as well as implement, software architectures that are maintainable and which can scale as our research projects grow. Likewise, our goal in the WellthLab is to help build leadership skills in professional practice. This provides you the opportunity to build a balance between proactive collaborative team work, and interest in stepping up to lead within the Lab.

If you have questions about the post before applying, please contact Prof m.c. schraefel, mc+w@ecs.soton.ac.uk  

*Upon appointment the job title will change to Enterprise Fellow.

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

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1622821FP on all correspondence.