Software Engineer / Lead Software Engineer

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Job summary

We’re looking for a full-stack software engineer to pioneer web-based software in the rapidly growing area of digital education.

We are developing new software to automate feedback to students based on data analytics and advanced ‘maths aware’ algorithms that interpret student homework. The software will support students during their study, so that they can make more progress independently and have a better idea of where they need support. Teachers will then be able to spend quality time having enriching discussions with students, rather than concentrating on providing marks and feedback which could be automated.

This post has the potential to work as a Software Engineer or Lead Software Engineer. The title at the stage of appointment will depend on the experience of the candidate.

Duties and responsibilities

Implementation and deployment of the software is the primary responsibility of this job. You will also be expected to help foster a community of collaborative teacher-users. You will work in a team supported by a project lead and by consultants to help make architecture decisions.

Essential requirements

Applicants must have experience developing full-stack software using modern Javascript frameworks.

For appointment as a Lead Software Engineer you must also:

    • Have experience in making architecture decisions
    • Be an expert in cloud architecture
    • Have experience with agile development methods and expertise in building secure software
    • Have experience of project management

For more information about the differences between the different titles, please see the Job Descriptions.

Further information

This is a fixed term position until the 31st July 2023 in the first instance, with the potential for extension.

Imperial College London is the UK’s only STEM-focussed higher education institution. We are renowned globally for our leading research in science, engineering, medicine, and business. We are also a leading educational institute, with a growing reputation for innovation in education that has led us to the top of the National Student Survey throughout the pandemic compared to peers, and recognised as University of the Year by the Sunday Times.

This project is run by a cross-College team led by practicing teachers who are specifying the software requirements. We have the unique opportunity of being in daily conversation with our users and we can develop our software with users as part of the process.

We work flexibly. We have a high-quality working environment on campus, with great networking opportunities and facilities. We also support flexible working including flexibility with schedule and location.


Our preferred method of application is via our website. Please visit our website using the provided link for more information about the post and the application process.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.


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