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Senior Solutions Developer

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Tenure:  Full time 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Release Date:  Wednesday 20 November 2019
Closing Date:   Friday 06 December 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 18 December 2019
Reference:  DS18-08RA

Staffordshire University needs talented developers for an ambitious project that aims create a sector-leading approach to the way we deliver information and digital services to our students and staff. We need people with a passion for web, database and mobile development, and with a love of logical thinking and problem-solving.

You’ll be working in a close-knit, supportive team helping create new ways for users to interact with the University across our existing mobile and web delivery channels. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to grow their existing skills and help transform the way the University works.

As a Senior Solutions Developer you will:

  • Be working with languages and frameworks such as C#, PL/SQL, ASP.NET;
  • Work with a small, agile team of professionals with a range of skills and focus on delivering the best for our students;
  • Work with some of our innovative products, such as Beacon – our award-winning Digital Student Coach;
  • Be able to express your creativity and problem-skills;
  • Be a key part of an ambitious, exciting and challenging programme of transformation;
  • Enjoy the benefits of working at Staffordshire University, including:
    • Competitive incremental rates of pay;
    • A holiday entitlement of 37 days per annum plus bank holidays 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 and fitness facilities on site at the Stoke Campus;
    • Discounted travel by rail or bus, with the option of season tickets loans.

We are looking for someone:

  • With experience working with C#, PL/SQL, ASP.NET or similar technologies;
  • With a proven track record of developing enterprise-level digital solutions;
  • Ambitious, and able to hit the ground running;
  • With a passion for development and problem solving;
  • Who has a strong team ethic and experience of working in a development team.

If you have experience of working with Tribal SITS, our student records system, that will be a bonus but is not essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to help push forward the University’s Digital Vision, as well as to develop your own skills, knowledge and experience. If you think you have the passion and talent to help Staffordshire University on this vital part of its ambitious programme to become the UK’s leading Digital University, then please apply now by uploading your CV together with a covering letter that explains why you’re suitable for the role. 

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 6,500 new 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.

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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