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Software Engineer

Computer Science
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year
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Role Description

Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs) is seeking an experienced software developer and programmer, ideally with experience of working in games or media industries, to develop products and prototypes emerging from the research of our expanding creative and interdisciplinary team. DC Labs is a major (£18 million) investment by three UK research councils, four universities, and over 80 collaborative stakeholder organisations to create a world centre of excellence for impact-driven research in digital creativity, focusing on digital games, interactive media and the rich space where they converge. The main Labs site is at the University of York, with “spoke” sites at the Cass Business School, Goldsmiths (University of London) and Falmouth University. DC Labs builds upon other projects led by the University of York including the £12 million EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (

The Role
You will work with the Senior Software Engineer and Researchers within DC Labs to deliver high quality software based on world-leading research to partner organisations, predominantly working in the games and media sectors. You will work across a number of innovative and exciting projects and with a wide range of researchers from many disciplines (both technical and non-technical). You will bring experience of software development within a
commercial, ideally games/ app/ media development background. You will be passionate about new developments in technology and excited by the opportunity to be developing new technology for these sectors. You must be a team player and be interested in developing connections with both academics and external organisations to understand their needs and translate these into technical requirements, and develop high quality software to meet them.

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a team of innovative and exciting people across a variety of projects and disciplines. You will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact through the development of cutting-edge software embodying the latest ideas in research.

This post is full time (37 hours a week) and is fixed term until 30 September 2020

Closing date: 6 March 2017

Interview date: week commencing 20 March 2017



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