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Swansea University - Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Work from home
Salary: £35,326 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 19th December 2021
Job Ref: AC04930

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week

Contract: This fixed term post has been funded by the ERDF-supported Legal Innovation Lab Wales Operation to June 2023

Location: Swansea/Cardiff/Bristol or commutable distance to Singleton Campus in Swansea for a couple of days a week. Remote workers will be given equal consideration

Please note: redeployment candidates will be considered in the first instance 

The Legal Innovation Lab Wales is an exciting project working to accelerate advancements in the industry and invigorate growth in Legal Tech in Wales and beyond. The team consists of academic researchers, developers and support staff. The main role of the development team is to work alongside the researchers and other academics to deliver rapid requirement specification and software prototyping, which will serve as proof-of-concepts for further project proposals or development schemes.

We're looking to hire a talented Software Developer, who is able to leverage their experience and creativity as part of the team to deliver exciting, innovative projects.

More information on the project is available at https://legaltech.wales

You can read more about the dev team, the project we've been working on and how we work on our developer page

We welcome informal enquiries and conversation.

The Software Developers will work under the direction of a Lead Software Developer to support innovation in LegalTech, cyber threats and access to justice. The team will have creative opportunities to shape project proposals and to develop prototypes. In the role, you will be encouraged to:

  • Support the technical design, specification and development of applications for new prototypes, from the raw idea to a proof of concept.
  • Work within the team to explore novel and productive approaches to software development.
  • Produce proof of concepts that can be used to rapidly assess the value of potential technologies.
  • Work on a variety of cutting edge projects with an emphasis on building software which makes a difference to people.
  • Develop and explore your knowledge portfolio, with time each week to work on personal projects, reading or training.

Essential Criteria:

Qualifications

  • Please provide information about any degrees or relevant professional qualifications.

Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Suitable industry experience.
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong and diverse programming skills across a range of development platforms, including Full Stack development.
  • Passionate about building software to high standards and able to demonstrate examples of their quality code.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team in a technical project environment and take ownership of projects when working alone.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with front-end, UI or UX design and implementation.
  • Experience of unit testing, test-driven development, and user evaluation.
  • Experience with version control solutions such as Git, and version control best practices.
  • Exposure to MVC web apps.
  • Experience with database design, development, maintenance and optimisation.
  • Knowledge of software design patterns and principles.
  • Knowledge of various software engineering methodologies and best practices.

Informal enquiries: Phil Reynolds, Lead Software Developer. p.l.g.reynolds@swansea.ac.uk

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