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Publishing Technologies Developer

Birkbeck, University of London - Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing

Location: London
Salary: £38,594 to £44,113 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd June 2021
Closes: 29th June 2021
Job Ref: 446994

The Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Janeway publishing platform software engineering team in this exciting remote working opportunity.

Joining a team of two developers you will help deliver publishing solutions to both the Open Library of Humanities and our 20 partners around the world.

You will be self-motivated and willing to work as part of a remote team. You will have experience using, developing and deploying open-source projects, preferably using Python3 and Django.

You will demonstrate proven project management and organisational skills and have a track record of successful development of software systems.

  • You will have a demonstrable knowledge of computer programming and Web Technologies.
  • You should have a good working knowledge of Unix-like (and particularly Linux-based) desktop and server environments.
  • In order to be successful in this role you will need to have the ability to plan, document and organise own work on a day-to-day basis, to manage own time effectively and be self-motivated.
  • In addition, knowledge of the Django framework and experience of providing support to colleagues or clients would be beneficial.


Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £44,113 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Andy Byers, Senior Publishing Technolgies Developer, via

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact , providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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