1 July 2018

Colchester, UK

£32,548 - £38,832 p/a

Fixed Term


The Role and Duties

The UK Data Archive is seeking to appoint a Senior Software Developer to be part of a small team that is responsible for the design and implementation of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) components, plus the maintenance and migration to the SOA of legacy databases.

Duties will include design, implementation, quality assurance and maintenance of web services, SQL-based data storage components and NoSQL-based data storage components. In addition you will be involved in the creation and maintenance of programming specifications and other technical documentation, and contributing to upskilling external audiences in a range of technical best practices for web services and data storage and retrieval.

A full list of duties can be found within the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in a computing or related subject, or equivalent relevant experience.

You will need to have experience of: designing, implementing and maintaining RESTful web services; using ASP.NET C#; using a Continuous Integration and Testing approach for software development; and developing utility scripts in a production environment. The UKDA is looking for an individual who has good interpersonal and communication skills and is able to quickly adopt and use new tools, technologies and ways of working.

Applications are particularly welcomed from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the UK Data Archive.

This is a fixed-term, full-time position until 31st March 2021.

The UK Data Archive is ISO 27001, certified for Information Security Management. This post holds specific duties with regards to information security and is therefore subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873461 / 873521).

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