Senior Developer

Job Description

The University of Greenwich is looking for an experienced software developer to work within the Development Team in Business Solutions, which is part of the Information and Library Services Directorate.

You will be a part of the team with responsibility for the development and maintenance of key mobile and web-based information systems, with a particular emphasis on the university’s student records system, mobile application, student and staff Portal, HR, Finance, and timetabling systems. You will be integral in all phases of the software lifecycle in developing and customising software to enhance the systems in use by all students and staff at the University (approximately 40,000 users located around the world).

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate significant experience across the full technology stack, including some of the following: Java, .NET, SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, JavaScript, Angular/AngularJS, Groovy/Grails, REST and Web Services.  Experience of working within a controlled environment and advanced knowledge of version control with Git is essential.

You will act as a source of knowledge and experience in the Development Team; supporting, coaching and occasionally supervising team members as required. You will work with the Software Development Manager to devise and embed coding standards and best-practice in the team.

In addition to the necessary technical skills, you will have demonstrable experience of both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies, including working with Project Managers, Business Analysts and senior users as required.  Some project management experience would be an advantage.

You will be a strong communicator, well organised and able to manage a wide and varied workload. The ability to logically and thoroughly document your work is vital.

The post will be based at the outstanding World Heritage Site of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. This is permanent position, and the role attracts London Weighting and salary related local government pension. Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits – what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich (https://www.gre.ac.uk/jobs/benefits)

For further information on our phased return to campus and remote working, please refer to the guidelines here: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich (https://docs.gre.ac.uk/rep/human-resources/working-principles-and-guidelines)

For informal enquiries please contact ILS-Admin@greenwich.ac.uk

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on hrsr-fach@greenwich.ac.uk

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies – Jobs at Greenwich (https://jobs.gre.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx?cat=-1

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.