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Technical Developer (Fixed Term)

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

At the University of Cambridge, philanthropy has driven impact for more than 800 years. Our responsibility as a leading teaching and research university is to serve an increasingly global society. Since the University was founded in 1209 the work of Cambridge scholars has had a profound effect upon the world. Cambridge scholars pioneered new interpretations of scripture, identified the building blocks of life, the origins of the universe and the origins of man. They invented the computer and the web cam, the rules of football and the jet engine. The impact of all of these things ancient and modern continues to resound around the world, just as our current work in clean energy, transport and food security will touch the lives of millions for generations yet to come. We want to raise £2bn to increase our impact on the world.

Amicus is the fundraising and alumni relations system for Collegiate Cambridge, a key enabler in achieving our £2bn campaign total. Amicus provides workflow support for fundraisers and alumni relations professionals, supports the campaign web presence at, and supports our 300,000 alumni and supporters through

We are seeking a talented and capable technical developer to join the Amicus technology team. Based in Quayside and reporting to the Technology Manager, the successful applicant will play a key role in:

  • developing and supporting Amicus, including its roll-out to Colleges
  • developing and supporting the Advancement Intranet, used by 800 fundraising and alumni relations professionals across the University, 31 Colleges and Cambridge in America

Skills and experience:


  • educated to degree level or equivalent software development experience
  • experience writing complex SQL for data migration or for data integrity testing


  • experience migrating large and complex data sets specifically using SSIS
  • ThankQ CRM, Windows server, The Raisers' Edge, Drupal, PHP, GIT and other web development tools (JIRA, source control, PHPStorm)

Closing date for this position is 16 April 2017 Interviews will take place on afternoon of 26 April 2017

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 upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter explaining your interest in the position and how your experience would help you to fulfil the role in the Upload section of the online application to supplement your application.

Please quote reference DH11686 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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