We’re Hiring!

EPrints Services are looking for

Software Engineers

About you

We are looking for keen minds with experience of Linux, Web scripting languages, CSS and databases.

With the ability to take on varied software development projects involving requirements gathering, design, implementation and delivery of customer projects.

We’re looking for someone to help maintain and support our existing customer systems and services.

While also having a focus on developing and supporting a number of more varied projects, including a custom content management system for a large commercial partner.

As well as EPrints based systems, we are looking for someone to help with some of our other activities. To help with requirements gathering and our software testing processes. Or to help with Project Management or Sales activities. To maintain our Canvas and Jupyter systems. Experience in these is not key, but a willingness to learn is.

These roles are being advertised to Graduates through to more experienced Software Engineers, to allow you to find your place in our team. And as such these are Level 4 and Level 5 posts.

If you are interested or have questions then please get in touch with Justin Bradley – justin@soton.ac.uk

Our current openings can be applied for via:

https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2780324FP (Software Engineer)

https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2790424FP (Senior Software Engineer)

About us

We are a small team situated within Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), at the University of Southampton‘s Highfield campus.

At our core is an open source repository platform, EPrints, which provides a flexible way to configure operations concerning data capture, structure and presentation, and a range of services that allow content to be accessed in a variety of ways.

The EPrints platform is used in over 750 organisations throughout the world.
We directly support over a 100 customer EPrints repositories, as well as leading the development of the open source EPrints platform.

Most of our customer community are based in Universities and IHE within the UK, but many are also based further afield, we also have a number of significant commercial contracts with industrial parters.

The EPrints platform is designed to promote, encourage and facilitate the use of Open Access and Open Data practices. As a member of the team you will help support our customers to achieve these.

While the core software is Perl based, beyond this we use a lot of Javascript, CSS and XML, and have projects involving Python, PHP, Docker and WordPress, to name but a few.

While we are looking to recruit full time staff, if you are local to Southampton and are interested in working part time with us, perhaps while pursuing your current research or PhD, drop us a line.