The Open University*

Software and Systems Developer

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£32,548 to £38,833
26 Feb 2018
27 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Software and Systems Developer

Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

£32,548 to £38,833; Ref 14506

Based in Milton Keynes

You will work as part of the Open University’s Science Web and Interactive Media (SWIM) team to carry out software development on a variety of teaching related projects with emphasis on remote operation of practical experimental apparatus for the award-winning OpenSTEM Labs

You will be responsible for the whole project life-cycle, you will scope, develop and implement a variety of interactive practical science activities to be used by Open University students.  You will play a key role in the development of software systems enabling the remote operation of experimental apparatus and hardware through the use of commercial software products and bespoke software solutions. You will also work on a variety of other software assets that underpin our engaging practical STEM curriculum.  

Working alongside the SWIM and OpenSTEM Labs teams, Faculty of STEM academics, Open University IT and external parties, you will have a great opportunity to contribute to the Open University’s world leading STEM learning technologies.

Closing date: 12 noon 27 March 2018

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Derek Sheills on +44 (0)1908652534 or email:

For detailed information and how to apply go to call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 659573 or email quoting the reference number.

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