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IT Developer & Senior IT Developer

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Recruiter: The Open University
Listed on: 10th June
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary Notes: £34,304 to £40,322 & £42,149 to £50,296
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Unit: CIO Portfolio
Salary: £34,304 to £40,322 for Developer / £42,149 to £50,296 for Senior Developer
Location: Milton Keynes
Please quote reference: 19301
Full-time, Permanent
Closing date: 21st July 2022 - 12:00 (midday)

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. We currently have opportunities available in IT development so if you are looking to join an innovative organisation that takes great care of it's employees, look no further!

The role

Information Technology provides and supports all central University IT services and is responsible for the institution's Technical Infrastructure. The IT Team build the OU's award-winning Virtual Learning Environment system, which is one of the largest VLEs in the world, relied upon by all Faculties and business units, and over 200,000 students every year. We are currently in an exciting phase of moving our technology into the Cloud and adopting DevOps.

We are seeking to appoint both an excellent IT Developer as well as a Senior IT Developer to support managing the gathering of ideas and development work for this transition. The IT Developer will work with a host of innovative technologies, supporting a key, exciting project within the University. The Senior Developer will oversee this transition, providing technical leadership to teammates whilst collaborating with other teams to plan, design, develop and test the applications.

If you are a highly experienced Web Developer with experience of DevOps and leading a small team, then look no further! Although this role is aligned to our Milton Keynes office, we are flexible on location across the UK, with occasional attendance onsite required. The end date is set to however this advert may be closed earlier if suitable applications are received prior to the end date.

Skills and experience

This role will suit you if you:

  • Possess recent programming experience in either HTML, JavaScript, PHP or Postgres
  • Possess previous experience in either leading a team or providing specialist technical coaching or mentorship
  • Have experience working in modern open technology stacks
  • Are highly motivated, able to pick up and learn things quickly

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found within the Job Description.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role.?This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term including;

  • 33 days annual leave, plus Christmas closure days and Bank Holidays
  • Free Study (subject to staff fee waiver policy)
  • An attractive pension proposition
  • Access to student discount schemes including UNiDAYS
  • Family friendly policies
  • Access to Tax-Free Childcare Scheme and onsite nursey at our Milton Keynes campus.

Colleagues wellbeing and development is at the forefront of our culture. We embrace diversity and recognise and reward our employees for the fantastic work they do.  For more information about our people and wellbeing focus, please contact the Resourcing Hub.

Contact Name: The Open University
Reference: TJ/2957/19301
Job ID: 3101840

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