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Web Developer, UK Data Archive
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Recruiter: University of Essex
Listed on: 24th May
Location: Colchester
Salary/Rate: £33,199 - £39,609
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: REQ02678
Contact Name: TJ6465232

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We've got a high-profile project.

Next-generation tech.

An innovative team.

Now all we need is you.  

 The UK Data Archive, based at the University of Essex, is creating a brand new web portal for the Smart Energy Research Lab - a pioneering, £multi-million big data project. As an experienced Web Developer, you'll have a fantastic opportunity to build your skills while working on next-generation tech. Join us and be part of an exciting project and an innovative team.

 The UK Data Archive holds the largest collection of digital research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities, ranging from major UK government-sponsored surveys to UK census data. The new Smart Energy Research Lab is a five-year, £multi-million project that will bring together smart meter data from tens of thousands of UK households. The project has a national profile - and requires a responsive, modern portal. Your task is to build and optimise front-end infrastructure based on UX/UI designs.

You'll be working closely with other developers to acquire the skills to manipulate data from ElasticSearch and Hadoop clusters at the back-end. It means you'll gain exposure to leading-edge micro-services and big data technologies, as you shape how the application works, as well as how it looks.

If you're keen to become a full-stack developer, it's valuable experience. You'll be building re-usable code, rapidly prototyping new features, developing new user-facing features and optimising web applications for maximum speed and scalability. You'll therefore need solid expertise in your field: a firm grasp of web mark-up including HTML5 and CSS3; client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, particularly ReactJS (Vue or Ember also considered); and JSON data structures. Your skills should be based on a degree (or equivalent) in a computer or data-related discipline.

To join us, you'll need the initiative to pick up new skills quickly. We'll also be looking for the drive and organisation to produce high quality work to deadlines. If you can bring strong technical talent plus excellent people skills, you could be part of a friendly team that welcomes disruptive thinking.

To apply please click the APPLY button.

Closing date: 17th June 2019

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the UK Data Service.

 The post is fixed-term, full-time until 31/05/2022 due to funding. Please note, applications will be considered from anyone looking to work anything above 30 hours per week.

 This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process. Further information can found in the job pack.

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