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Software Engineer

Cambridge University Press - Manila

Makati City, Metro Manila

Hiring until March 06

Refer & Earn

Up to PHP 8,000

Job Description

Job Purpose

The Software Engineer’s main role is to develop and maintain software applications in their respective domain. This is a hands-on technical development role and post holders will be proficient software engineers in at least one area of web or application development. They will implement against designs created by senior developers, solutions lead or team lead. As well as code development, they will also conduct system tests, troubleshoot customer issues and correct software defects.

Principal Accountabilities


  • Responsible for the delivery on assigned modules or tasks.
  • Code, test and troubleshoot software programs utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology.
  • Write code and tests which meet prescribed approaches and standards which are in place within the team.
  • Provide assistance to QA and helpdesk personnel as needed to determine system problems.
  • Review changes in code and the environment to understand and minimise negative impact on system performance.
  • Work closely with the infrastructure, build and release, database, and other related teams to ensure swift and efficient deployment of code releases.
  • Join Scrum meetings such as stand up, refinement, planning and retrospective.
  • Play an active part in the development team, sharing ideas and helping the team where practical.
  • Complete daily organizational functions like worksheet report.
  • Use and follow company software development guidelines and procedure from software tools to maintenance and support tools.
  • Produce software manuals or other project/technical documentation as and when required.


  • To continue to develop knowledge and experience within new programming languages and technologies.
  • To develop a depth of understanding in the respective applications/websites looked after by the team and of the business context/rules behind that.
  • To seek to gain professional certification in relevant programming approaches or technologies.



Educational Attainment

College Graduate

Min. Work Experience

2 years

Qualification Summary

Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant IT/Software related degree.
  • 2-4 years of software development expertise within an area of web technologies. Current Press technology sets include: Java, PHP, NodeJS, REST, SOAP, Apache. Ideally to have gained industry certification in one or more of these areas.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a database technology, i.e. Oracle, MySQL or MongoDB.
  • To be comfortable with using industry standard tools and practices in the Software Development world including SVN and Git source code control systems.
  • Experience of working within an Agile development process (Scrum or similar).
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues in the Technology group as well as non-technical users.




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Computer & IT



About Cambridge University Press - Manila

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to unlock people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions. Our vision is a world of learning and research inspired by Cambridge. A pioneer in our field with 485 years of printing tradition, we are committed to supporting innovation in learning and teaching. We publish without boundaries, ensuring our resources are accessible across the globe, in print, online and other digital formats. We take pride in supporting community programmes across the globe. Staff are encouraged to offer practical...