Production Assistant and Developer Ref 2345

School/department:  School of Engineering and Informatics, Informatics
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Reference:  2345
Salary: starting at £25,941 and rising to £30,046 per annum
Placed on:  9 October 2019
Closing date:  16 October 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description

‘The School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a fixed term Production Assistant and Developer to work in the Department of Informatics. You will be contributing to exciting new developments using the latest technologies within television broadcast production.

Your role will include systems development working with graphics APIs (e.g. OpenGL, WebGL), macOS, iOS and iPadOS software development for mobile and desktop, broadcast systems development and operation, asset management and workflow development. You will also be working with HTML5 rendering frameworks (e.g. Chromium Embedded Framework).

Successful candidates will have as a minimum a first degree in a computer science or related area, ideally with programming experience around graphics and app development. You will be appointed within the Department of Informatics, working with the Media Technology team lead by Dr Phil Watten. You will be expected to pursue project based research goals and actively contribute to project deliverables. You should also have good organisational and good interpersonal skills, and collaboration with other researchers is essential.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, and statements of future research plans and ways in which the applicant could contribute to teaching across the School.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Phil Watten, Media Technology Manager, at

Download job description and person specification Ref 2345 [PDF 174.45KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and 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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