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Software Developer

Student and Academic Services
33,309 - 40,927 a year
Grade 6
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University of York campus
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Role Description

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you a creative problem-solver? Come join the Digital Technologies and Innovation team as a full-stack software developer.

This is a particularly exciting time to join us as we are currently embarking on a journey here at York to diversify the range of services for our students and staff, and develop/move our applications and services into AWS. By joining as we design our approach, you’ll have the opportunity to influence its implementation and, (although you may not have direct experience of AWS), we’re keen to hear your ideas about how the range of services offered by AWS can be used to deliver innovative services.

We encourage a very collaborative approach, but also welcome supportive challenge in our team to ensure that balanced decisions are made for overall service design and provision.

We are committed to supporting our staff to learn new skills and as such would like to actively encourage applications from people who can bring new experiences and ideas, have the right attitude and aptitude even if you don’t think you can ‘tick-off’ every tool or technology we’ve listed in the job description.

About Us

Digital Technologies and Innovation team is a small and highly engaged team at the University of York Library Archives & Learning Service. We develop and support key business system integrations, digital humanities software & services, and innovative user focussed projects. Our team delivers a range of digital services that are fundamental to supporting outstanding teaching, learning, research & student experience at one of the top Universities in the UK.

About the Role

In this role, you will integrate systems and develop bespoke applications that provide staff and students with intuitive, simple, but powerful digital tools that support and enhance their research, teaching, experience, and activities. You will design and develop innovative, accessible, responsive digital/mobile user experiences. You will work on a combination of projects involving brand new systems, improvements to existing services or their complete replacement where the programme of work is defined by the Library, Archives & Learning Services, IT and University strategies. Our offer is wide ranging and supports the University’s teaching, research and student experience needs

About You

Alongside a good understanding of modern approaches to application and data architecture, you’ll have a keen interest in development best practices and the tools that support it. In particular, we’re keen to hear from individuals with experience in some of the following areas: 

  • Type/JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, Java or C# etc.
  • Functional, OO development and design patterns 
  • A modern development ecosystem, such as Serverless, Gatsby.js, Node.js, React.js, Ruby on Rails, Laravel, or Django etc. 
  • NoSQL, SQL and design of relational databases 
  • Development of REST or GraphQL APIs 
  • A passion for DevOps and Agile methodologies and concepts. GitHub, JIRA Cloud or other tools 
  • Amazon Web Services including S3, Lambda, Gateway API, DynamoDB, CloudFront

Equally important is your ability to quickly gain new skills across the spectrum of software development and integration. 

What We Offer

You’ll benefit from:

  • 38 days holiday 
  • Competitive salary 
  • Flexible and hybrid working 
  • Generous USS pension (including 21.6% Employer Contribution) 
  • Extensive professional development opportunities, dedicated 10% learning time 
  • Flexible benefits scheme (including cycle to work, dental & health plans, season ticket loans) 

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Sebastian Pałucha on

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.