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Educational Software Developer

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Recruiter: University Of Bath
Listed on: 20th May
Location: Bath
Salary Notes: Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 per annum
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We are looking for a new Educational Software Developer in The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) department at the University of Bath.

About the role:

The role would suit a PHP developer with good all round web development skills and an interest in education. You will support the TEL team in developing and maintaining an engaging Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and tools. The position is in a small team working closely with the Educational Software Development Manager.

This is a full-time role of 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) available from June 2022. Hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you can work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. Learn more about our future ways of working and explore further at interview.

About you:

We are looking for a strong all-rounder who is comfortable working with a variety of technologies. You should be happy to develop, test and document new code as well as investigate and fix bugs in the current code. The role is primarily a development role, but experience of server management, software administration, design and testing are extremely desirable.

Ideally you should be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong technical expertise, including exceptional object-orientated programming skills (PHP)
  • A commitment and aptitude to learning new programming and technical skills as required (with appropriate support)
  • Proven experience to work with others successfully to deliver software development projects
  • be able demonstrate a portfolio of previous developments
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to present complex ideas to a non-technical audience

Required skills / experience:

  • JavaScript
  • CSS (SASS / SCSS)
  • GIT (GitHub / Bitbucket)
  • Linux Operating Systems (Ubuntu)
  • Web Servers (NGINX/Apache)
  • Relational Databases (MySQL / MariaDB) [CF2]

Our current software portfolio includes Moodle, Mahara and Xerte, experience in any of these would also be desirable. Previous skills or experience in the following areas would be advantageous.

  • Moodle or other VLE
  • UI / UX Design (Material Design)
  • Software Testing (TDD / BDD)
  • Agile Methodologies (SCRUM / Kanban)

About us:

The Centre for Learning and Teaching is a widely respected and high-performing professional service. The Centre works with all subject departments, as well as other support services, to deliver world-class advice in learning and teaching. The Technology Enhanced Learning team, which forms part of the Centre, is engaged in key institutional activities and has a reputation for providing high-quality, informed and practical approaches to enhancing practice. All the Centre's teams work closely together on a wide range of activities and events.

Closing date: 5 June 2022.

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What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow Click here to contact this recruiter Click here to contact this recruiter on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.