Job reference: SAE-023830
Salary: £45,585-£56,021 per annum depending on experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Computer Science
Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)
Closing date: 14/12/2023
Contract Duration: Fixed Term for 48 Months
School/Directorate: School of Engineering

Job Description

Applications are invited for the above post focused on leadership in software engineering, architecture, requirements capture and working with stakeholders across HDR UK to drive forward interoperation between trusted research environments.

The role is varied and interesting and you will be working in an engaging and supportive environment that will help you develop as an individual while allowing you to be productive and use your abilities bring to develop the bridges between Trusted Research Environment (TRE) owners: NHS Digital (England), EPCC (Scotland), SAIL (Wales), ONS (England) and the Northern Ireland Honest Broker Service.

Candidates will require a good BSc (Hons) in a computing or scientific subject (or equivalent experience), evidence of leadership on a variety of software systems, excellent software development skills, a deep understanding of technologies the web is based on, experience of the entire software life cycle on several projects, use of development best practice (e.g., version control, release management) and having worked on multiple projects.

It will be desirable if candidates have Linked Data experience or have worked with data formats. In addition, API development, software consultancy experience and experience of working on multi-partner, multi-site collaborative projects are also desirable.

Having a can-do attitude, thriving off engaging with a wider team, attention to detail and having a strong personal work ethic and output are a must for the post holder. Your ideas, passion, intelligence, and energy are most welcome!

The post is being recruited at Grade 7 reflecting the software leadership required for the role in terms of guiding others as well as the senior expertise you bring to the role.

The role is based at the Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester. The university is rated 28th best in the world on the QS index and 2nd in the world for impact against the UN sustainable development goals.

Manchester as a city has a rich industrial history and a thriving contemporary art and food scene. The city is a hub of cultural diversity, boasting a diverse range of cuisines, arts, and music. Manchester is world famous for its iconic football clubs and has stunning architecture, picturesque parks, and a wealth of entertainment options. With its excellent transport links, Manchester serves as a gateway to explore the stunning landscapes of the surrounding countryside (Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Wales). Living and working in Manchester has rich possibilities for worldly and otherworldly pursuits.

Please see the further particulars for the full set of essential and desirable criteria for this role. If you feel you might not fit exactly then please feel free to reach out to the recruiting manager - we are keen to accommodate where we can.
The post is available immediately and is tenable until 31 December 2027.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Stian Soiland-Reyes


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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