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Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) - Specialist Software Developer

School of Computing and Digital Tech

Location:  HTC Solutions Limited, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Tenure:  Full time Fixed Term for 2 Years
Release Date:  Thursday 16 January 2020
Closing Date:   Sunday 23 February 2020
Reference:  CDT19-09

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way project between a graduate, a business  and a university. Graduates are recruited to undertake strategic projects within the company,  whilst being supported by a dedicated academic supervisor. KTP is a fantastic way to kick start  your career with a commitment to training and development.  

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a challenging and varied role at HaulTech – HTC  Solutions Ltd - based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. The successful candidate will project manage and  take a leading development role in a two-year KTP to transform company services through the development of a .NET cloud based solution. The solution will support a number of interfaces in a  high transaction and large concurrency environment.  

You will experience the full stack of the development cycle and will be working as part of existing development team. Supported by academic and company mentors, you will have responsibility  for the transformation of processes and development methodologies at the company.   

Training, with certification, will be provided and there is the opportunity for post graduate study  at a reduced rate.   

As an enthusiastic and driven person, you will not be intimidated by complex technical challenges  and a busy working schedule and:   

  • Hold a 2.1 or above in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a similar subject   
  • Have a demonstrable experience of full stack development of Microsoft web technologies (ASP.NET, .NET Standard, JavaScript, etc.).  
  • A capacity for project and resource management and an ability to interact with and engage personnel from a wide range of capabilities.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay

  • 32 Days annual leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days

  • Excellent Pension Scheme

  • Access to continued professional and personal development

  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus

  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

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

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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