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Lead Software Engineer (SCET)

University of the West of Scotland - School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences

Location: Paisley
Salary: £43,266 to £48,676 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 14th October 2018
Job Ref: REQ000650

Paisley Campus
Fixed term 24 months, 35 hours per week

The Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies (SCET) was created in 2008. SCET provides a range of R&D and knowledge exchange activities and has operated successfully within the University since 2008, assisting over 450 organisations in various sectors and covering a range of technologies: mobile development, web and cloud development, games development, animation and graphics design, eHealth applications, user experience/usability, databases, business intelligence and data analytics. During this time, SCET has helped companies to create over 600 jobs and safeguard a further 1,000 jobs and has increased company by over £100million.

Further information on SCET can be found at:

The University is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to play a key role in the development of the centre, particularly in technical competency and sustainability. The Lead Software Engineer will also play a key role in the development and deployment of innovative solutions for companies, public agencies and sectors that the centre engages with. In-depth knowledge and experience of mobile, web and cloud development and real-time development are essential and a proven track record is required in software design and development, project management, quality assurance and deployment of highly scalable systems. The role will also involve some element of business development and experience of productisation and technology start-ups would be desirable.

This is initially a 2 year fixed term post, which will be based at the University’s Paisley Campus. 

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Interview Date: Wednesday 31st October 2018

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under represented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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