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The Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS) is seeking a skilled, articulate and conscientious individual to join its Development Team as a Web Systems Developer. The CSCS Development Team provides web application and database development services both for internal projects and to our customers.

Your role will be to research, implement and develop web based software systems to support the Clinical School of Medicine's research and teaching aims. We currently have projects that are based on open source PHP applications like Moodle (https://moodle.org/) and custom developed C#/ASP.net projects but the ethos we have is to cultivate an open-minded approach where we want to look into and identify the best solutions possible for the problem. As such, while a good grounding in variety web technologies is essential, equally essential are soft skills, such as communication, taking ownership and keeping an open mind to what the best possible language or technology for a solution might be.

You will be working on one or two projects at a time as well as providing support and maintenance for past projects. While not essential, experience of working in a research environment would be advantageous.

The Development Team works on a wide variety of projects. Your expertise may be helpful in a number of areas:

Moodle Virtual Learning Environment - We develop customisations and plugins for the Moodle (https://moodle.org/) learning platform. We use Moodle to help train doctors and working with the Education team here we manage the platform. https://vle.medschl.cam.ac.uk

WordPress Hosting - To help support the research function of the Clinical School we provide a WordPress hosting platform to the whole school (https://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/ ). We run many distinct research team sites.

API Data Manipulations - We have recently implemented a room booking system using Microsoft Exchange. The development team developed an application to synchronize bookings with Exchange to external database to provide bespoke information screens throughout the Clinical School building and allow the easy import of bookings for the teaching schedule. You should have hands-on experience of developing responsive web applications using contemporary technologies:

  • One of PHP, C# / ASP.NET MVC, Python. We'll give you space to learn and adapt

  • SQL (SQL Server, MySQL)

  • Delivering projects against timescales

  • Requirements gathering (with the support of other team members)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Software development process management using git based workflows

  • A team player who is comfortable delivering projects as part of a team

  • Some Cloud Experience (AWS, Azure etc) would be helpful but not essential

Previous experience in all of these specific technologies isn't essential, you'll be given the opportunity to develop your skills as part of the role.

You'll be a part of the Development Team within CSCS. We work with a wide variety of technologies across many projects. The tools and technologies we use we select because we think they are the right tool for the job, but we welcome new ideas which can improve the way we work and the quality of solutions we produce. You can find out more about the team and technologies we use on our website https://cscs.medschl.cam.ac.uk/job-vacancies-web-systems-developer-background-technical-information/

This is a permanent Grade 8 post which has a salary scale of £35,550 - £47,722. Appointments are typically made between £35,550 and £37,706, with salary rising through automatic annual increments.

Benefits:

  • 33 days of annual leave plus public holidays

  • The University offers generous pension contributions

  • Multiple discount and salary sacrifice schemes available

  • Support development of your career through training that is tailored to your own needs, whether through in-house training or externally instructed courses.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please include both a CV and a cover letter with your application. You should explain your motivation and suitability for the role in your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Philippa Hewett at cscs.recruitment@medschl.cam.ac.uk. We welcome applications from people seeking part time employment and flexible working hours are an option

The closing date for this post is Sunday, 18th February.

No agencies please.

Please quote reference RY11056 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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