Software Developer


University of Essex

Listed on

5th June




£37,099 - £50,263

Salary Notes

£37,099 - £44,263 per annum (plus £6,000 Market Supplement)



Software Developer

Salary: £37,099 - £44,263 per annum (plus £6,000 Market Supplement)

Fixed-term, Full-time

Digital Innovation and Technology Services (DITS) provides outstanding IT services and facilities and enables excellence in their use, across the University's three UK-based campuses, and our international campuses & partner institutions. Our services range from underlying infrastructure technologies, provision of a modern Media Centre, to digital skills training for staff and students. Our vision is of a University where students and staff are provided with the digital tools and processes to enable excellent Education and Research. 

We are a community of over 140 staff, working in partnership with our colleagues across the University to deliver Digital Innovation and Technology services to meet the needs of the University. DITS is organised into five service groups including Infrastructure Services, IT Customer Experience, Software Development Services, Commercial Applications and Strategic Project Delivery.

We are looking to appoint a number of Software Developers to join our highly successful Software Development group, working in different teams, to deliver mission critical systems with high operational integrity. The postholder will work closely with colleagues within their own and other teams, including close liaison with clients. In a rapidly changing higher education landscape you will be required to embrace change whilst maintaining a consistent quality of output.

Working to a philosophy of facilitating solutions not just software, you will play a vital role in the objectives of their team, balancing the necessity to develop a new generation of integrated systems whilst supporting the day-to-day requirements of the business. As such, you will be directly involved in all aspects the product life cycle, across multiple products, from user requirement solicitation, design and analysis, coding, testing, deployment, documentation and support. Additionally, you will contribute to the progression and advancement of the team's working practices and methodologies.

A full list of duties and responsibilities and applicant requirements can be found within the attached job pack.

These are fixed-term, full-time positions until 31 July 2026.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see:

Please visit our website ( for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team ( Click here to contact this recruiter ).

Closing Date: 14 August 2024 (applications reviewed on a weekly basis)

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Reference: TJ/10574/Essex0506

Job ID: 3327186

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