Overview

Manpower have an exciting opportunity to join our client, the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education as a Senior Developer based at their prestigious site in Milton Keynes (this is a hybrid role and will require working from the office when required).

This is a full-time, permanent role.

Depending on experience, this role is paying between £45,585 – £54,395 per annum, pro rata.

As a Senior Developer, you will be based in the Data and Student Analytics Team who support stakeholders from across the University by enabling them to make evidence-based decisions using insight and analytics. This new role will be responsible for Full Stack web development, in order to create high-quality data and insight applications for staff and students.

This will entail developing applications ready for adoption, collaborating with Business and IT to transition services effectively, in an agile delivery environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Full Stack Web Development to create high-quality data and insight applications for staff and students.
  • Leverage Azure suite to develop APIs conforming to The Open University’s API standards.
  • Implement continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to automate software delivery and streamline the development process.
  • Develop applications ready for adoption, collaborating with Business and IT to transition services effectively, in an agile delivery environment.
  • Produce and/or review designs for systems which are feasible and cost effective and meet requirements.
  • Produce outputs that adheres to industry standards and quality requirements
  • Participate in a collaborative development process that includes peer code reviews.
  • Assist the delivery manager in removing blockers by collaborating across stakeholders and providers.
  • Provide technical input to the analysis of business partner requirements.
  • Develop, document, communicate, and enforce technology standards policies.
  • Liaise with IT teams to resolve any cross-function design issues and escalate, if necessary.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, as appropriate to enable delivery of high-quality applications.
  • Provide estimates as part of the estimation process for development activities.
  • Provide technical support in incident and problem resolution.

Key Skills Required

  • Substantial experience in .NET framework, and building web applications
  • Experience working with MVC architecture
  • Knowledge and experience of good web and user interface design and web standards.
  • Solid understanding of version control using GIT and experience of creating CI/CD pipelines.
  • Familiarity with Azure Functions and Azure API Management (APIM) for developing applications and managing APIs.
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development (TDD), including automated unit testing and integration testing.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary development teams using multiple related technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience of software engineering tools, practises, methods and standards including some of but not limited to Cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Services, infrastructure as code, continuous integration, continuous delivery.
  • Able to demonstrate the full range of system engineering skills from design to post-implementation support.
  • Knowledge and experience of creating and applying standards and best practice in IT delivery.
  • Knowledge of systems reliability and performance engineering especially in a cloud context
  • Proven understanding of Azure DevOps
  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in the Higher Education sector.
  • Knowledge of Azure workstack, ensuring efficient data storage and retrieval in a cloud environment.
  • Familiarity with OData standards to enable consistent and efficient data access.
  • Certified as a Cloud Developer from a reputed public cloud.

Our client promotes diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Job Tenure: Permanent and Full-Time
Salary: £45585 – £54395 per annum
Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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