Software Engineer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£33,314 to £40,931
31 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Service Delivery

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £33,314 to £40,931
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 20 February 2023
Reference:  2161023JF

We are hunting for a software engineering star, with a track record in supporting complex services, and a passion for service improvement. You will be joining an established team of developers and specialists, implementing and supporting Business Applications creating a positive user experience for both University staff and students.

About the Role

 You will be developing and configuring business applications, leading the way for improvements and efficient use of our services. As part of the Business Applications Support team, you will work alongside experienced application specialists and software engineers, as well as software suppliers, to help our professional services staff make best use of our systems and services. We support a wide range of services and projects, from home grown applications to cloud based SaaS.

What you’ll do

  • Develop, maintain, and improve the services which make up our suite of business applications to ensure we continue to have high quality, reliable, and well documented software.
  • Work collaboratively, throughout the whole software lifecycle, with teams across the organisation to understand user requirements and help shape these into solutions
  • Liaise with our 3rd party suppliers to upgrade and maintain our applications and ensure they are fit for purpose and meet the University’s defined standards and system requirements
  • Keep an oversight of documentation and ensure that is maintained to our requirements, creating it where required if not covered by the 3rd party supplier
  • Work with other teams around iSolutions on improving reliability, monitoring, and security.

What you’ll bring

  • Experience in troubleshooting unfamiliar technical issues with tenacity and a methodical approach
  • Ability to liaise and get the best from 3rd party software supplier support.
  • Experience in maintaining applications in modern programming language, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience or knowledge of Linux and/or Windows system administration
  • Awareness of and continued interest in cyber security threats that could impact our services and integrations
  • A keenness to learn and delve into a range of other languages and applications
  • The integrity required to work with both commercially sensitive and personally identifiable information.

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 (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexi-time and flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

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 Quote the advert reference on all correspondence.