Software Developer

School/department: School of Engineering & Informatics, Department of Informatics
Hours: full time
Contract: fixed term for 8 months
Reference: 2046
Salary: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Closing date: 9 June 2017. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: 15 June or soon after

Job description

An exciting new position has become available to join the Interact Lab at the School of Engineering and Informatics of the University of Sussex, to assist in the development of new embedded systems to control sound manipulators.

The group is dedicated to pursue highly ambitious frontier research that involves creating novel prototypes and user interfaces based on acoustic wavefront manipulation.

Applicants will be involved in a variety of tasks:

  • specification of system architecture and design
  • Good understanding of graphics and graphical user interfaces.
  • Integration of graphical software with hardware developed in-house

The applicant will be expected to contribute to the dissemination of the research through demonstrations of the work at academic and public events (e.g., CES 2018).

Ideal candidates have experience on technical aspects of two or more of the following areas:

  • Programming in C++/C
  • Familiarity with Unity/ Unreal
  • Graphical user-interface design
  • Web development
  • experience with hardware integration, physical prototyping

Experience with the design of graphical user interfaces for controlling laboratory instruments or commercial devices will be highly desirable. Experience with MEMS may be useful.

We seek a highly organised and motivated individual able to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision while maintaining excellent attention to detail and bring energy and enthusiasm a vibrant research group.

The Interact Lab is internationally renowned for its research in novel user interfaces that have led to many commercial exploitations (e.g., Ultrahaptics). The expectation is that this project will follow along those lines. The lab has excellent resources (exclusive access to 3D printers, laser-cutter and circuit-prototyping tool) to assemble electronic and mechanical prototypes in-house but at the same time we have resources to contract external companies where required.

The Lab consists of Prof. Subramanian as permanent staff member alongside 3 post-doctoral researchers, 3 PhD students and several support staff. The work of lab members often attracts media attention and offers many public engagement opportunities.

Employment will be subject to the right to work in the UK. You will work directly with Prof. Subramanian and the postdoctoral researcher Dr Memoli, with a base in the Department of Informatics. You can find more information about the group at

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Sriram Subramanian ( ,
+44 (0)1273 876829)

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

Download job description and person specification Ref 2046 [PDF 125.21KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 162.50KB] fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application and personal details and equal opportunities form to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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