Applications Systems Developer

University of Southampton - Development

Location: 1 Guildhall Square

iSolutions, part of University of Southampton, are currently looking for an Applications Systems Developer to join our dynamic and rapidly evolving Applications Development (Banner) team based in our offices in Southampton city centre. The role is permanent and involves a broad variety of innovative work supporting the University’s Student Administration system, Ellucian Banner (, using web software and technologies.

To be successful, you will demonstrate the ability to work to high standards within a team of highly motivated individuals who are committed to achieving deadlines and customer satisfaction. Strong communication skills will also be key for working with other teams within iSolutions, other University staff, students and external suppliers.

Key responsibilities to:

  • Work as part of a team developing and building application solutions, using Banner 9 configuration and extensibility;
  • Take ownership and coordinate with the customer and other departments, to provide quick solutions to major incidents;
  • Be a  technical authority for the Banner 9 application, providing dedicated customer support and acting as a 3rd line escalation point for customer incidents;
  • To document changes, quality test software and provide training;
  • Propose quality improvements to improve the software development delivery processes;
  • Stay informed of security notifications and software patches, support any planned maintenance as required;
  • Attend regular Change Management and team meetings.

You will have an application or web development background with demonstrable skills developing and supporting web applications in the following:

  • Banner 9 XE;
  • Java 5.0 or higher;
  • AngularJS or Backbone.js, Javascript.

You will demonstrable the following abilities:

  • Applying tenacity and drive to troubleshoot complex issues;
  • Ability to learn new techniques and solve technical problems;
  • Working with customers to understand their requirements;
  • Working with external suppliers;
  • Documentation writing.

Interviews will be awarded based on your answers to the “Supporting statements” of the application form.

iSolutions is the University’s sole IT and computing services provider. We look after a diverse range of needs for a large user community, supporting and continuously improving many ICT services and applications.

The University of Southampton holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The University has a generous maternity policy, childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme.

The University offers excellent benefits including the opportunity to develop your career in a professional, friendly and pleasant working environment, as well as an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays. Other benefits include state-of-the-art sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and access to a number of University employee discount schemes. See for full list of benefits and further details.

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 Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 923517JF on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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