Software Developer

University of Oxford
July 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Software Developer

Osney One Building, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0EW. With the opportunity for some remote working


About the role

ORA (Oxford University Research Archive) is looking for a developer to join its development team to provide public access to the University's research output: showcasing Oxford's research and enabling academics to share their discoveries with the rest of the world.

As a full-stack developer you will be part of the team responsible for developing new features for end users, designing new systems and products, maintaining the ORA system, and improving system performance. Our work is focused on providing fast and efficient public access to research, ensuring the long-term preservation of digital content, supporting the Open Access Collections team, enabling academics within Oxford to make their research available, and working with partner institutions such as the British Library to share data.

You will be using open-source application software such as Ruby on Rails, Blacklight and Samvera repository solutions. You will join a thriving open- source community, with partners across the globe.

You will be joining our sprint-based Agile-focused development team under the direction and mentorship of the ORA Development Team Lead, based in the Bodleian offices in Oxford, with opportunities for remote working. The role is flexible based on experience and would be an ideal post for an early-career developer looking to take the next step, or for a more experienced developer looking to join a diverse and fast-moving team environment.

The role is a permanent, full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week, but there is an opportunity for part-time or shared work patterns with a minimum of 30 hours per week. There will also be some opportunity to work remotely.

About You

You will be a developer who is committed to open research and the sharing of knowledge. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent), and must have experience in working with object orientated frameworks and with web development. You will be someone who is used to working alongside technical and non-technical colleagues, and be an excellent user-focused problem solver and communicator.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days of annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

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Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

How to apply

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs or supporting statements submitted on their own will not be considered.

We aim to provide a supportive working environment and are happy to discuss training and professional development opportunities. The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Tom Wrobel, Software Development Team Lead, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role ([email protected]). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department ([email protected]).

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST) on Friday 19 July 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 31 July 2024.

Contact Person : Recruitment team Vacancy ID : 173812 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 19-Jul-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 (per annum)

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