Technical Solutions Analyst, Platform Technologies (Education/Schools)
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Join our small but extremely effective team, where there is a real opportunity to contribute, develop and make a difference.
We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.
About the role
Delivering education solutions across global markets, our world-class resources support hundreds of thousands of teachers and learners around the world; we are embarking on a new era of integrated digital solutions for learning, and now is an opportune time to join our dynamic and fast-growing team who are helping shape this roadmap. We need an enthusiastic and experienced technical solutions analyst to help us drive these integrations across our expansive portfolio of global technology platforms and services, recommending building new/existing capabilities, extending or consolidating others where appropriate.
- Attention to detail is crucial in this role, as well as the ability to assimilate complex technical concepts, communicating these to clearly to a range of stakeholders, including developers and leads in the team, as well as across the organisation with architects, product owners and technology partners.
- Owns the strategy of how the technology and data underpinning our range of customer facing, and business critical systems should be brought together, to establish a shared vision of the development of our Schools technical estate
- An important team member, that drives discovery, collaboration and authority.
- Develops strong working relationships with a global group of colleagues, and works as a valued part of a very supportive, innovative team where a positive, collaborative approach and a problem solving attitude are appreciated and rewarded.
A natural networker, communicator and collaborator, you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, the ability to think laterally and translate complex technical scenarios into simple language artefacts for non-technical stakeholders. You have a customer-focused mindset, with the ability to understand and anticipate customer and business needs. You possess good time-management skills and the ability to learn new skills quickly.
You will have worked in the face of challenging deadlines and ambitious projects, syndicating requirements and existing solution parameters, synthesising these into plans for new patterns of architecture to established principles. You will have simplified complex problems, and guided solutions with both technical and non-technical stakeholder groups.
The ideal candidate should have a strong passion for new technology in education and a desire to stay up to date with emerging trends, tools, architecture and related standards. They should be able to work under pressure and be adaptable in a fast-paced, changing environment.
This is a role within a technical team, so experience with technical business analysis, or in technical architecture in general, is an advantage. You will have a background in software and/or service development, with systems integration experience.
Rewards and benefits
We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:
- Group personal pension scheme
- Discretionary annual bonus
- Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
- Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
- Green travel schemes
- 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
We are a hybrid working organisation, and we offer a range of flexible working options from day one. We expect most hybrid-working colleagues to spend 40-60% of their time at their dedicated office or location. We will also consider other work arrangements if you wish to work more flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.
Ready to pursue your potential? Apply now.
We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being 23 November 2023 and interviews are scheduled to take place in early December.
Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.
Why join us
Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe - for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.
Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.
We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.