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Academy Technical Analyst

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

As part of the University of Cambridge, the University Information Services Division develop and support computing and administrative systems which are used across the institution. These systems include; Student Records, Human Resources, Finance, the University Card, and Pensions. Within the Academy at UIS (University Information Services), we are seeking to recruit an individual for the role of Academy Technical Analyst. The Technical Analyst role will be focused on disciplines such as coding and developing software and for this assignment the emphasis will be on developing Technical Test Analyst skills.

We require candidates with a degree (or equivalent) grade of 2:1 or higher, the degree does not have to be IT related. We are looking for positive and dynamic individuals keen to learn and develop themselves, who will become an integral part of a successful team.

Overview: We are looking for a technical analyst to join the Academy at UIS, where you will help to support and enhance the our core systems and services. We will provide training for the role and systems being supported. While the role will be within the academy, the successful candidates will be given primary assignments for the duration of the academy programme. For this recruitment phase, the primary initial assignment will be within the agile delivery team, working on systems and integration testing for two of our vital services.

You will work alongside experienced developers, functional consultants, business analysts, testers, trainers, and project managers on a diverse range of activities. You will become a self-sufficient technical test analyst through the practical application of the training provided and will have the chance to explore all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

You should be able to demonstrate the willingness to tackle challenging tasks in a highly effective and professional manner, often under tight deadlines. We are looking for team-players with a keenness for learning, an enquiring and analytical mind, and the commitment and enthusiasm to become successful academy analysts and improve the software solutions we provide.

Typical placement programme: Over two years, you will experience both development and support roles.
During this time you will build up skills and knowledge in:- - Gathering client requirements and turning these into detailed and accurate specifications - Testing (systems and integration) - Automated testing - The use of tools - Usability - Business Analysis - Project Management - Problem solving - Data analysis

You will be contributing to the development of IT solutions across a large and diverse institution.

Learning and development: A Personal Development Plan, tailored specifically to your needs and goals, will ensure that you have constant support and guidance from the Academy at UIS, your line managers and mentors. If you're looking to develop professional qualifications, then you will receive help in working towards a range of options in IT or Project Management disciplines.

As well as on-the-job training, you'll receive regular one-to-one coaching from your line managers. Feedback is vital, and regular performance reviews are part-and-parcel of the programme. We'll make sure that, at every stage, you know how you're doing and how you can go further.

Who should apply? - You will have obtained (or be on track to achieve) a minimum of 2:1 (or equivalent), but your degree does not have to be IT-related. - Strong analytical skills - Creative problem solving capabilities - Strong report writing and document preparation capabilities - Attention to detail - Ability to work in teams and independently - Quick and keen learner, ready to make the most of the opportunities that you're given.

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.

Rewards and benefits: You will enjoy 28 days' holiday (plus public holidays) and a company pension scheme.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2017. It is intended interviews will be held week commencing Monday 6 March 2017.

Please quote reference VC11460 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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