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Software Developer (KTP Associate)

Research, Enterprise & Social Partnerships

Location:  KTP: Brighton
Salary:  £32,000 to £40,000 per annum
+ £6k personal development budget
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 January 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 16 January 2019
Reference:  EG4038-18-430-R-R

We’re looking for an experienced and talented Computer Science graduate developer to join the team at Pragmatic Web Ltd. We’re working in partnership with the University of Brighton on an exciting 3 year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which addresses high priority issues like privacy and security in next-generation technologies.

If you’d like to work at the cutting edge of WordPress, delivering projects for global brands, we’d LOVE to hear from you. We’re pushing what WordPress can do, with technologies such as (but certainly not limited to) Blockchain, React, Progressive Web Apps, AMP, Gutenberg, Elasticsearch, API integrations and standalone apps based on WordPress.

Interviews for the role will be held in mid January 2019.

Qualifications we require: You will have a minimum of a 2:1 BSc Hons in a Computer Science discipline, with a strong grounding in maths, and theoretical and practical software engineering. An MSc/PhD with relevance to cybersecurity and/or data protection is desirable. 

About Pragmatic: Based in central Brighton, Pragmatic is the UK’s leading specialist WordPress agency and the fastest growing agency outside of London. Pragmatic offer a variety of services including delivering digital strategy, designing and building sites and providing ongoing support for a range of high profile clients including Bacardi and Sage.

Find out more by visiting:

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A Computer Science degree with a strong grounding in maths and theoretical and practical software engineering
  • Experience in software systems development and testing with specific experience of programming (PHP, CSS/SASS and Javascript)
  • Knowledge/experience of software and data security/privacy and ideally requirements engineering
  • A creative mindset and can-do attitude
  • Desirable: Knowledge of WordPress
  • Work experience, student placement or degree project work.

Essential skills we require as a minimum:

  • A commercial aptitude and the ability to understand the needs of internal and external customers and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • An ambition and ability to take ownership of a challenging and impactful technical project.
  • Have a methodical and considered approach to project planning and management.
  • Have the aptitude to apply technologies developed through research to a commercial scenario.

About KTP:

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme funded by Innovate UK. It is essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the vital role you will play if you successfully secure a KTP Associate position.  Please visit:

If you have questions please contact us:
01273 642426   E:

The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.  We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the "working here" section of our vacancies page.


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