Research Software Engineer

University of Birmingham - IT Services and the College of Arts and Law

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.

IT Services in partnership with the College of Arts and Law is seeking to appoint to an exciting new role of Research Software Engineer. You will be working with academic researchers in an area that can be broadly defined as Digital Humanities, with the primary responsibility of developing and maintaining software, and helping to unlock new fields of research through the use of digital tools. As a member of IT Services you will join a well-respected and highly performant team with a national and international profile

You will play a key role by partnering with academic researchers to provide technical advice and software development. You will be involved in the whole lifecycle of the research grant process, from early advice which will shape the technical plan, through to final delivery of the technical elements of successful projects.

Essential Knowledge / Skills / Experience & Qualifications:

  • Formal education to degree level or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills written and oral, including the ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical users.
  • A self-motivated learner with a keen interest in keeping up to date with the latest technology, trends & innovation.
  • Ability to collaborate and liaise effectively on development projects.
  • Ability to support academics in helping to shape and deliver projects.
  • Proven track record of project and service delivery, resulting in quality software.
  • Experience in developing back-end software and web applications
  • An -to-date technical knowledge of Linux server environments e.g. Ubuntu, CentOS distributions etc:
  • Experience in back-end development including one or more of OOP PHP, Java EE, .Net, etc.
  • Experience in front-end development including one or more of JavaScript, jQuery, Python, R, CSS2 & 3, HTML
  • Familiarity with MySQL/ PostgreSQL
  • Sound core computing knowledge and skills with experience within a complex desktop and server support environment.

For informal enquiries, please contact  Dr John Owen, Head of Research Support, IT Services.   0121 414 6808

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 15th January 2018.

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