Software Developer Job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON



Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth

Salary: £32,348 to £39,745 Per year
Full time, permanent

Closing Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1927422VB

We are looking for an experienced software developer to join our growing development team to work on web-based software for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). At the School of HEI, we are responsible for maintaining, modernizing and improving several NIHR platforms such as as well as data-driven websites and behind-the-scenes components.

Responsibilities include:

  • Software design, maintenance and retirement
  • Back-end programming and software administration for products built with Java, PHP, C#, SQL, Solr
  • Automation of testing and deployment
  • Translate business requirements and UX research findings into technical tasks and research viability
  • Mentoring and training colleagues

On a daily basis, you will mainly work with the development team, the UX Designer and the technical project manager. You will also work with the Product Manager, Product Owner and stakeholders, as well as our own vendors.

You are proactive, able to collaborate with colleagues, while working independently on individual tasks, both technical and non-technical. You are a “no, but…” person who is able to critically assess work requests and, if necessary, propose alternative solutions to a given problem.

You are expected to demonstrate your skills through relevant (work) experience or with certificates, diplomas or degrees. You are not required to have experience with all of the responsibilities listed and will receive support to develop your skills while on the job.

Our work is guided by the UX research we periodically perform on these products, as well as the business needs of stakeholders within the NIHR.

This role is 95% remote, but we ask that you be able to travel to Southampton Science Park in Chilworth, for example for monthly team meetings.

The University of Southampton is an equal opportunity employer and offers benefits such as 30 days annual leave, 8 paid holidays and up to 6 paid holidays, plus a full-time working week of 35 hours.

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1927422VB on all correspondence.

If you have any questions about the role or any specific accommodations you require, contact Bart Feenstra (Recruitment Manager) at [email protected]

If you need help with the application process, contact Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2750 or [email protected]


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