Senior Software Developer, University of Cambridge


Cambridge, UK


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Applications for this role will take you to the employer's site.


£43,414 - £61,823, plus a market supplement of up to £8,177


Full Time, Hybrid Working, Home Based





Job Description

The University of Cambridge's Information Services is seeking an experienced Senior Software Developer. You will join a multidisciplinary development team within a Division of 30 engineers building high-profile bespoke web systems and cloud native services, and modernising existing applications.

This is a remote or hybrid position, depending on the candidate, with amazing benefits, like a defined benefit pension and 41 days of annual leave inclusive of public holidays.

Our services are public-facing and support University staff and students (~60,000 people) meaning your work will have a significant impact on the reputation of one of the world's leading universities. 

We develop new services using modern web architectural standards with an emphasis on reusability, APIs, test automation, and CI. Services are deployed to cloud infrastructure in Docker containers.

Our technology stack is: AWS, GCP, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Python, Django, React, Material UI and Typescript. We maintain a DevOps culture and use Scrum for our day to day work. We have also adopted an "open by default" approach to new work and thus you can find much of our work to date in our GitLab. The team also produces a Guidebook that collects team's practices and useful information at


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Role and Responsibilities

Ideally, you can:

  • Learn new skills independently and proactively and are constantly striving to raise technical excellence.

  • Understand system and software specifications and choose appropriate designs to meet requirements.

  • Produce simple architectures from complex problems.

  • Debug complex problems effectively, including in new unexplored applications.

  • Drive and commitment to see activities through to completion meeting deadlines matching pace to the urgency of the situation.

  • Acquire understanding of all services' architecture, thinking through potential design impacts on other teams and the organisation.

  • Convince, provide work direction, and leadership to colleagues.

  • Have an excellent understanding of agile practices

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 

Ideally you will have experience:

  • Designing and solving complex business problems by writing simple, effective code that can be deployed to cloud services.

  • Expert coding in Python. Large experience architecting django applications.

  • Even better if you have experience with TypeScript and React and/or some fluency in other languages and web frameworks.

  • Designing and developing RESTful APIs and consuming these in web applications.

  • Writing and collaborating on highly insightful, comprehensive code reviews.

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