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Student Systems Developer
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Recruiter: Canterbury Christ Church University
Listed on: 30th May
Location: Canterbury
Salary/Rate: £33,199 - £44,000
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: REQ00477
Contact Name: Canterbury Christ Church University

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Background

Canterbury Christ Church University is launching an ambitious programme to deliver a new student record system, transform its business processes and ways of working, with the aim of significantly improving the experiences students and staff have. The programme will also help to make the University's services more efficient and will make a positive difference to day-to-day working life for University staff by freeing up more time to focus on value-adding activity. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Systems Developer, to join a dynamic team delivering one of the most challenging projects facing the University to date.  The Student Record system is at the heart of the University systems and as such, its replacement will bring with it many exciting challenges. 

The Role

You will be a key member of the team that is responsible for the implementation of the new Tribal SITS:Vision student information system and will work closely with other MOSI team members, Tribal, IT, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and stakeholders throughout the university.

The post holder will be responsible for the technical analysis, design, build, document and support of software packages that are focussed on enhancing the University's core business processes. You will be responsible for providing expert guidance and specialist expertise to ensure the management and delivery of an effective, professional Student Management System enabling the solution to be effectively developed, configured, managed and continually improved.

The Person 
You will have degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline and several years' experience of developing or enhancing the Tribal SITS student record system, preferably acquired within a development/project environment. You will have experience of design and application development using Tribal SITS and be confident in using the SITS configuration toolkit, e.g. SRLs, vistas, tasking ect, as well as development tools, including SRL syntax. You will hold experience creating attractive user interfaces using Tribal SITS and be able to design and apply unit testing protocols to ensure they are user-friendly and efficient solutions.

In-depth understanding of University core business processes and an in depth understanding of the software development lifecycle and delivering IT projects. You will hold knowledge of the data structures, iterative approaches to software development and have experience of release and configuration management processes. You will hold experience of HTML and responsive frameworks, javascript and JQuery, CSS and building through the use of LESS files. You will be able to effectively learn new programming languages using online tools and hold a strong commitment to learning and applying new techniques, technologies and practices. 

An indepth understanding of the legal requirements relating to accessibility, data protection and information security is essential. You will hold a strong attention to detail and demonstrate analytical, problem solving and good communication skills with a solutions focused approach. You will be able to self-manage effectively and remain motivated and resourceful in meeting challenging deadlines, adapt rapidly to changing priorities where required. You will work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to collegially meet shared challenges and be able to clearly explain technical concepts and principles to a non-technical audience where required.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University's facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce. 

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

This post is fixed term until December 2020.  A secondment opportunity maybe considered.

How to apply

 Start date for applications: 23 May 2019

Closing date for applications: 20 June 2019

Interviews are to be held: To Be Confirmed

Please note, Canterbury Christ Church University reserve the right to bring the closing date of this position forward where a high volume of applications are received

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV and any supporting documents. 

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University's redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.