Software Developer (KEEP+ Associate), DMS

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Software Developer (KEEP+ Associate), DMS

Department of Mathematical Sciences


The University of Essex in partnership with Fisk Group offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to work on the exciting project “Visual Building Fire Protection System (VFPS)”, which seeks to develop an automated and intelligent system for the building fire protection in the built environment. The proposed project underpins automated building geometry processing and user-friendly interface and functionalities for effective management and representation of the fire protection system, with the aim to transform the fire protection industry. This collaborative project which the KEEP+ Associate will lead has received matched funding from the KEEP+ programme.

This post is fixed term until December 2022 and is based at the Fisk Group’s office in Chelmsford, Essex.   


The duties of the post will include:

  • Looking at existing business processes within company, understand technical and business needs and prepare the system requirements
  • Develop a data management interface and database
  • Develop a GUI environment
  • Develop software components using relevant programming languages
  • Implementing the company and their client’s feedback and any additional features, testing and elimination of bugs.
  • Embed technology and upskill company staff
  • Prepare project reports, evaluations, handovers, and sign-off sheet


The post holder must have:

  • BSc in Computer Science, Data Science or a related discipline
  • Experience of practical software development using programming languages such as Python/C# /Java.
  • Experience and good understanding of software development life cycle.
  • Experience of working on CAD modelling
  • Experience of successfully working on a software development project to completion.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


34 – 35 Orchard Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0HD.

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To support this commitment we have our Global Forum , a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre , which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact

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