Junior Software Engineer, NCRM job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


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Site: Highfield Campus
Salary: £ 25,627 to £ 30,497 Per year
Full-time fixed term (until 12/31/2024)
Closing Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Date of interview: Be confirmed
Reference: 1442421JF-R

Site: Highfield Campus (currently remote with future remote options)

This is an exceptional time to join the University of Southampton as a web developer and gain experience in developing and supporting systems for the delivery of online training. The position comes under the University’s IT department, iSolutions, and is part of the National Center for Research Methods, a center whose mission is to offer a comprehensive training program in cutting-edge research methods.

About the role

This is a key role in supporting the work of the National Center for Research Methods (NCRM) at the University of Southampton https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/. NCRM is a £ 3million center funded by the Economic and Social Research Council with the mission of providing a comprehensive training program in cutting edge research methods across the UK. Until 2020, the Centre’s extensive face-to-face training program has grown into a fully online portfolio. The incumbent will be employed by the University’s IT department, iSolutions, but integrated into the NCRM team, working alongside its current IT manager and specialist staff to maintain and redevelop the online training platforms of the Center for the New Post-Pandemic Era. The center has extensive PHP / MySQL web presence and back-end systems, operates an open source Moodle virtual learning environment and an Eprints publications database, with additional applications for online surveys and contact management .

What you will do

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

What you will bring

  • Demonstrable experience in programming and systems analysis, including PHP / MySQL.
  • Experience using modern HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • A willingness to acquire expertise in the management of new systems and technologies, particularly in the area of ​​e-learning delivery.
  • The ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, including more experienced IT staff, learning technologists, professional and academic staff.
  • The ability to help you plan and manage your own workload and complete tasks within defined deadlines.

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s greatest minds, expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service with more than 230 employees supporting the delivery of the University’s research and teaching activities as well as regular business operations. We would love to have you join us and help change the world for the better

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work-life balance with generous vacation pay (20 days and more), occupational pension, flexible hours and flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare services. ‘children. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form to https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date indicated above. If you require assistance, please call Marina Radchenko (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1442421JF-R on all correspondence .


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