Staff Vacancies

Software Developer


available position


contract hours

18/02/2019 08:00

application Deadline

25/02/2019 and 04/03/2019

interview Date


The Students' Union Management System (SUMS) is a single, award winning system that has been created by Students' Unions, for Students' Unions which can be easily embedded in to the heart of the organisation. SUMS uses pioneering data-driven technology to organise and understand the Students' Union's membership to help enhance the student experience across the sector. For further information, please visit the SUMS website at

The Software Developer will assist in the development, support and general maintenance of the platform spread across longer term projects and day-to-day tasks. The Software Developer will also assist in resolving software development related queries and issues, supporting the Web Assistant as required.

Key Responsibilities include:

- the Software Developer willl need to take an active role in implementing patches and small feature additions that may come through support channels, such as support desk tickets, to recommend to the Senior Web Developer for implementation, to ensure the platform is kept in line with stakeholder requirements outside of the usual project scope

- to make sure that the SUMS platform, and any developments within it, maintains its position as sector leading, as well as to ease the maintainability and longevity of the SUMS platform, the Software Developer will need to ensure that the code for the platform is kept modern and in line with any developments within the sector
- throughout any development request lifecycles, the Software Developer may need to liaise with external stakeholders to ensure that their technical requirements continue to be met and development stays within adjusted requirements

- utilise automated tooling to ensure code quality is kept inline across the project and the application continues to build gracefully onto the development and production environments. The Software Developer will also need to use their initiative to make minor adjustments as necessary

Please see the Job Description for further information on the role.

The first date of interviews will be a preliminary telephone interview, followed by a face-to-face interview if successful into the second stage of the shortlisting. Please note that interview dates are subject to change.