Software Developer Symplectic
Europe | Scotland
No closing date
We are looking for a new Software Developer to help build innovative research funding software solutions!
About the role
We are looking for a Software Developer to develop and support Symplectic’s software products in our Funding Solutions team. This role will be working as a part of our Glasgow based team, so ideally you will be in the Glasgow area but we are also open to remote candidates within the UK.
You will be a full-stack developer, working as part of a product development team who design, develop and deliver our Funding Solutions products for our clients around the globe. We develop software in a friendly and flexible working environment, working collaboratively in cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions and support our clients.
Using best practices, you will be developing and supporting our products by both adding new functionality and maintaining existing code. You will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects, working with different parts of our technology stack and working closely with different members of our team.
Our products are always evolving, so we first and foremost want our team to have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Our solutions are based on a wide range of technologies, though the majority of work involves C#, .NET, React & SQL, so experience with these technologies (or similar) is a plus. Ultimately, we’re looking for people who are keen to learn and are flexible in their approach.
We encourage mentoring & learning on the job through activities like pair programming and informative code reviews. We encourage every member of our team to have a voice and help shape both our products and our team culture, so we value excellent communication skills and people who want to collaborate to get things done.
Key tasks will include:
- Software engineering to maintain existing code and implement new product functionality and infrastructure tools.
- Learning about and applying relevant programming technologies, frameworks, paradigms and best practices, and adhering to technical standards.
- Contributing to the planning, design and delivery of product enhancements.
- Producing and maintaining effective unit tests, integration tests, test plans, and database scripts as appropriate.
- Writing and maintaining associated technical documentation.
- Working with the Support Team to provide support and technical troubleshooting
- Proactively suggesting possible enhancements to Symplectic product development practices.
We’re looking for a developer with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to learn rapidly and apply engineering principles. Ideally, you will have at least 2 years professional programming experience, preferably within a C# .NET environment.
You will also have:
- A degree in a technical subject, or equivalent experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work well in a cross-functional team.
What we can offer you
This role will be predominantly working with our team in Glasgow, but we also have teams based in London, Iasi and around the world. We value our teams being able to come together so we’re hoping to find someone in the Glasgow area but also support hybrid working and are open to remote candidates for this role.
As a portfolio company of Digital Science, we work closely with other start-ups in the research space including Figshare, Overleaf & Altmetric and there are many opportunities for cross-portfolio collaboration.
We foster a supportive and inclusive environment and we’re proud of our friendly team spirit and collaborative atmosphere. We have a diverse team with a wide range of experience, including backgrounds in scientific research, software development, universities, and the private sector. Some of our team have 20 years experience in the industry, and some are in their first job since graduating, but everyone’s ideas are welcome. Learning from each other, sharing knowledge, and helping each other is very important to us.
We offer flexible working hours and a competitive salary and benefits package. You’ll have the opportunity to work with friendly colleagues who are passionate about Symplectic and our amazing global community of users. Our staff training budget and commitment to staff development are there to help you grow your skills whilst our entertainment budget helps ensure we have some fun along the way.
If this all sounds like you, please get in touch by emailing your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Symplectic works in pursuit of the advancement of knowledge, delivering software solutions and services that help organisations achieve their research goals. We are a leader in both Research Management and Grants Management with a global and growing client base of prestigious academic institutions, funders, government agencies and other research organisations.
Symplectic is a part of the Digital Science portfolio, collectively seeking to increase the productivity of institutions with smart tools that fuel innovation, opportunity and discovery.