Senior Analyst Developer

University of Glassgow
February 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Senior Analyst Developer

Job Purpose

As a Senior Analyst Developer you will design, develop, implement and maintain core corporate business information systems that operate across the administrative, teaching and research functions of the university in accordance with agreed University objectives. You will lead the delivery of substantial technology solutions which maximise service quality and efficiency and meet service standards and requirements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead initial investigations in the early stages of new system development. Gather, analyse and document complex system requirements, working with users to ensure that technical solutions will meet their needs by supporting business processes effectively and ultimately add value to the University.

2. Design, develop and test new systems, producing detailed design specifications and documentation, and ensuring at all stages that the system delivered will meet user requirements and expectations.

3. Responsible for the architectural and security related aspects of system design and implementation so that quality and secure systems support the University's critical processes.

4. Implement, upgrade, maintain and support systems, both developed in-house or third party packages, providing full technical documentation where appropriate and ensuring the business impact of changes is assessed and managed.

5. Provide expert advice to users of the system in order for them to utilise the system to its full potential. Respond to support calls from staff and students using the IT Helpdesk System.

6. Provide continued system support to existing systems in order to ensure that services are consistently available at all times and perform well for the users who rely on these systems in order to carry out their jobs.

7. Plan and manage the work of others when required which may involve a mentoring role, giving direction and instruction to less experienced team members or contractors.

8. Communication with third party suppliers, government bodies, and relevant University offices and committees regarding legislative requirements and University regulations.

9. Attend training courses and conferences, and access training materials as appropriate, to ensure continued familiarisation with new technologies and keep skills up-to-date.

10. Evaluate relevant new technologies and if appropriate produce utilisation guidelines and deliver familiarisation sessions to improve the productivity of the Service and the quality of services.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary professional knowledge and management skills in a similar or number of different specialist role(s) Or: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9, 10 or 11 (Ordinary/Honours Degree, Post Graduate Qualification), or equivalent, including being professionally qualified in relevant discipline, with a broad range of professional experience in a management role(s) and experience of personal development in a similar role.

Extensive knowledge of the following:

A2 Web Application Development: Java, Hibernate, Spring Framework, HTML, CSS, jQuery, and front end frameworks e.g. Node js, Vue.js.

A3 Web development tools: code repositories, IDEs, continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins), Junit, Maven.

A4 RDBMS, e.g. Oracle.

A5 Security technologies: e.g. TLS, MFA, and security standards such as OWASP.

A6 Agile development practices.


B1 Developing and implementing Web Services (SOAP & RESTful).

B2 Knowledge of application servers: WildFly.

B3 An understanding of FOI and DPA legislation.

B4 Knowledge of digital accessibility requirements including WCAG standard.



C1 Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to architect substantial technical solutions.

C2 Ability to acquire complex technical knowledge in a rapid and ever-changing environment.

C3 Ability to adapt to a varied development environment and learn multiple languages and technologies as required by the job.

C4 Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines.

C5 Pro-active self-starter with excellent interpersonal and influencing skill.

C6 Ability to challenge the status quo effectively and develop innovative approaches.

C7 Ability to lead and mentor other developers, and introduce new development practices and technologies.



E1 Substantial full systems lifecycle design experience, including requirements analysis and writing technical specifications.

E2 A consistent track record of developing complex solutions using the technologies specified in the Essential Knowledge/Qualifications section above.

E3 Experience working in a development team environment, working collaboratively to deadlines.

E4 Experience of planning workload using own judgement and initiative to estimate and deliver, including assigning tasks to junior staff.


F1 Broad range of professional experience supporting and maintaining large corporate business systems.

F2 Experience working within multi-skilled agile project teams.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and open ended (permanent). Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 137651 Close Date : 23-Feb-2024 23:45

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