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Solutions Developer

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £30,502 to £35,333 Per Annum, Permanent, Full Time
Release Date:  Friday 20 January 2023
Closing Date:   Friday 10 February 2023
Reference:  DS22-04

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands.

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.  

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role 

Staffordshire University has embarked on an ambitious and unique transformation in the Higher Education sector where we strive to become the UK’s leading Digital University. 

To help deliver this, we need talented developers to work in our Digital Solutions team. We’re looking for people who are ambitious, creative and innovative. Working alongside other developers in the team, you’ll be building solutions that enhance experiences for students, applicants and staff, across multiple delivery channels. As part of the Digital Solutions team, you will be working on:

•        Mobile apps (including our award-winning Beacon app)

•             Web applications

•             Databases (including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server)

•             Automating processes

•             Analytics, machine learning and AI

•             Dynamics 365

As a Solutions Developer, you’ll have professional experience in development using languages and frameworks such as:

•             C#

•             Microsoft .NET Core

•             SQL

•             ASP.NET

•             ReactJS 

•             JavaScript

•             SharePoint

You’ll have a good working knowledge of source code control and be able to build solutions from specifications, process maps and Unified Modelling Language (UML) documentation. You’ll be used to developing in an agile way, with working knowledge of DevOps. 

We think this is a great opportunity for an experienced developer with a strong work ethic who wants to expand their skillset whilst making a positive difference.

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

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) 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

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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