Solutions Developer

Staffordshire University
February 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332 to £37,099
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Solutions Developer Digital Services

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £32,332 to £37,099 Per Annum - Full Time Permanent Release Date: Friday 02 February 2024 Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2024 Reference: DS263-23

About the role

Staffordshire University has embarked on an ambitious and unique transformation in the Higher Education sector where we strive to become the UK's leading Digital University.

To help deliver this, we need to build new capability to support our Digital Vision and we are now expanding our core skills with a new Solutions Developer role. If you're ready to make a difference to our Higher Education environment, be ambitious, brilliant and innovative, we think our Solutions Developer role with Staffordshire University is the way forward. Working alongside other developers in the team, you'll be building solutions that enhance experiences for students, applicants and staff, across multiple delivery channels. As part of the Digital Solutions team, you will be working on:

  • Mobile apps (including our award-winning Beacon app)
  • Web applications
  • Databases (including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Dynamics 365
  • Automating processes
  • Analytics, machine learning and AI
  • As a Solutions Developer, you'll have professional experience in development using languages and frameworks such as:

  • C#
  • Microsoft .NET
  • SQL
  • Node.js
  • ReactJS
  • JavaScript
  • SharePoint
  • You'll have a good working knowledge of source code control and be able to build solutions from specifications, process maps and Unified Modelling Language (UML) documentation. You'll be used to developing in an agile way, with working knowledge of DevOps.

    We think this is a great opportunity for an experienced developer with a strong work ethic who wants to expand their skillset whilst making a positive difference.

    Main Responsibilities

    The main responsibilities for our Solutions Developer role will be:

  • Development and integrating software solutions across a variety of platforms including web applications, mobile apps, SITS and D365,
  • Assisting with the design and specification of software solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Ensuring that technology developed internally and externally meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Contact For Informal Discussion

    Rob Oakes - Digital Solutions Manger

    [email protected]

    Who is Staffordshire University?

    Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years' experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

    After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

    Rewards and Benefits

    In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

    • Competitive incremental rates of Pay • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days • Excellent Pension Scheme • Access to continued professional and personal development • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

    At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

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