Software Engineer (Oxford Research Archive Data Services)

University of Oxford - Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services (BDLSS), Bodleian Libraries

Osney One Building, Oxford

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a. A market pay supplement of up to £3,151 per annum may also be payable and is subject to annual review.

We are looking for a software engineer to join our established project to redevelop and enhance the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). ORA supports the deposit, discovery and delivery of the University’s research outputs offering a permanent and secure online archive for research publications, theses and research data. ORA is an established service holding the records of over 200,000 research articles and supporting over 1 million visits per annum from around the globe. The ORA service is of significant strategic importance to the University and offers the successful candidate a varied and interesting role in a rapidly changing environment. 

ORA is built using open source software and is currently undergoing a major redevelopment. The software used includes Samvera, Fedora and Blacklight, and the role offers you the opportunity to actively contribute to these open source communities and to help shape the future direction of solution development.

You will be joining an established development team and working with the project manager, technical team lead and subject specialists will be responsible for the design and development of application code to deliver the required service features. You will also be responsible for packaging your code, writing support documentation, release via open source repositories and transitioning software into production.

With an undergraduate degree in an IT related subject, or equivalent professional training and experience, you will also have demonstrable experience of application development using an object-orientated programming language. Experience in requirements analysis, software solution design, and proven documentation skills are essential. You will be user-focused and have strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills. A proven track record of working within an open source community is desirable.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years.

Owing to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake a criminal background check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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 alone will not be considered as a substitute for a supporting statement.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Thursday 1 March 2018 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 12 March 2018.

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