The Open University
10th October 2019
£41526 - £49553
+ exceptional benefits
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Fixed-term contract to 31 July 2021
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
The role holder will work with colleagues in the Data and Student Analytics Returns team to lead on the development and support of the systems used to create and manage the University's statutory returns to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and student Funding Bodies.
Skills and experience
Do you have experience of maintaining existing systems in line with regular changes to external data requirements?
Do you have experience of understanding complex data requirements, creating or modifying standard data definitions, and integrating changes within an existing system?
Do you have experience of changing the technology used for an existing system, the design, build, test and implementation phases, and ensuring that the impact of the change is minimised in terms of data quality and the ability to meet deadlines?
Do you have experience of providing rapid solutions delivered to a deadline, built and maintained in line with audit requirements?
You must be educated to degree level in a relevant engineering, mathematics or computing subject, combined with extensive evidenced experience of coding in SQL, SAS or other high level languages. You should also demonstrate familiarity with prototyping techniques and structured systems development techniques, project management and proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.
It would be desirable to have a knowledge of Open University operational systems and data; Unix/Linux, as well as knowledge of the higher education sector, data and statutory returns.
What you get in return
We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.
How to apply
Please submit an application form, along with your CV and cover letter, (2 sides of A4 maximum). Please ensure your cover letter clearly addresses the essential and desirable criteria listed in the job description.
Please click the APPLY button to apply.
Closing date: Midday, Monday 11 November 2019
An application form and job description are available from the link detailed below.
Please note: If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.
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