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Application Development Developer (Digital & Research Data Repositories)

Are you interested in using and growing your development skills in a diverse development function? Are you an enthusiastic and driven individual with a desire to be part of a development team delivering high quality IT services to support a range of business critical systems?

As a Developer you will be part of a team that delivers and supports services that underpin a range of business critical activities. Initially, this will focus on two key Library services; the Research Data Leeds repository service and the Digital Library repository service. This will mean that you will be supporting and developing a store of world class research data as well as a digitised archive of the university’s internationally renowned Special Collections. In time, you will also deliver development and provide support for other important services.

The Library’s repositories are built on EPrints open source software and we are ideally looking for someone with good experience in Perl or another scripting language, such as Python along with knowledge of MySQL, JavaScript, Apache webserver and experience of working within a Linux environment.

Knowledge and experience of programming in PHP (including Object Oriented programming), other database systems (e.g. Oracle) and an understanding of web security considerations would be an advantage. Prior knowledge of EPrints or another digital repository system would also be desirable but is not essential. Along with your technical skills you will also possess excellent communication skills which will be well used when working with a wide range of IT and university colleagues and customers. 

You will use skills, knowledge and experience gained through working in your development role to design, develop and maintain applications across a range of technologies. You will work effectively, aligned to the development lifecycle ensuring effective communication and consultation with stakeholders and customers in designing and implementing fit for purpose solutions.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Richard Bettie, IT Operational Lead

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1891, Email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 17 June 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 15 July 2019
Reference:  CSUIT1275
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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