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Software and Systems Developer
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Recruiter: The Open University
Listed on: 1st March
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary/Rate: £32,548 - £38,833
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 14494
Contact Name: The Open University
The Institute of Coding (IoC - is a new, exciting, national initiative, led by the University of Bath, supported by theme leaders Aston University, Coventry University, the Open University and Queen Mary University of London. The Institute brings together a range of universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gaps.

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every IoC learner and ensure that employers and individuals across the UK can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This unique and innovative collaboration has been made possible with £20m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and match funding from universities and industry partners.

The Institute of Coding will develop and deliver innovative, industry-focused higher education across the UK. It will develop accredited degree schemes and short courses aimed at professionals in a wide range of sectors, as well as working to widen the participation of women, returners to work and hard to reach groups.

The Open University leads the IoC’s first theme on university learning, which aims to influence computer science teaching in universities nationally. Based in the OU STEM Faculty, the project teams from the Knowledge Media Institute and the School of Computing and Communications will use our extensive know-how in delivering high quality learning at scale to address the current skills gaps in new and emerging areas such as Data Science and Cyber Security. An important part of that theme will be collaboration with a number of IoC partners and industry representing employers and educators to create an IoC industrial accreditation standard, a modular curriculum, and mainstreaming data analytics to enhance teaching and improve educational outcomes.

We are looking to fill a number of posts in the Open University’s Institute of Coding team, comprising academics and technology specialists in cyber security, data science, learning analytics and distributed ledger technologies.

Responsible for the whole project life-cycle, you will scope, develop and implement a variety of interactive practical computing activities, relating to learning data science, programming and cyber security concepts to be used by Open University students. You will play a key role in the development of software systems enabling the remote operation of programming and computing infrastructure environments through the use of commercial software products and bespoke software solutions.

Closing date: 12 noon on 29 March 2018
Interview date: to be advised

For detailed information and how to apply please click the APPLY button.

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