Senior Engineer (Java)

University of the West of England, Bristol - IT Services

We are looking for an experienced Senior Java Developer to join the Learning & Research team and provide best practice technical expertise in web application development for the University’s Java-based systems. 

The Learning & Research team is a multi-disciplined team of developers and analysts developing and maintaining core systems and other technology enhanced learning applications, including the student portal called "myUWE" and Blackboard, the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. 

The successful applicant will have experience of the Spring Framework, automated build tools, test frameworks and familiarity with other Java-related tools. They will work on a number of projects developing new and existing functionality, such as student online registration and marking tools to support online assessment. This is an opportunity to contribute and take ownership of developments that will make a real difference to the successful delivery of the University’s Strategic Programmes including the Learning 2020, Performance 2020 and the Student Journey programmes. 

The post-holder will report to the Head of Development, Learning & Research. 

You will have: 
• Degree qualification or can demonstrate equivalent experience, 
• A higher degree or a technical/managerial accreditation; 
• Evidence of CPD. 

• A qualification in a technical field. 

Please see the attached full job description and person specification for the role. 

Interviews will be held on 7 September 2017 

Other benefits, in addition to salary: 

This post will include a market factor of £4,000 in addition to the salary. 

• a generous holiday allowance of 27 days 
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition; 
• flexible working; 
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes; 
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme; 
• family friendly policies; 
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus; 
• option to purchase childcare vouchers. 

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol. 

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims. 

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study. 

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK. 

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Kevin Lowman (Head of Development, Learning & Research) on 0117 32 81056 or email: 

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