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Development Manager

University of Essex - UK Data Archive

Location: Colchester
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: REQ05224

The UK Data Archive is the lead organisation of the UK Data Service, which provides unified access to regional, national and international social and economic data, and provides support, guidance and training for the development of skills in data curation and use.

Duties of the Role

The Development Manager leads a section which provides day-to-day support to ensure the stable running of software applications for the UK Data Archive. The section also has responsibility for developing and deploying minor enhancements to existing in-house applications, particularly the Endeavour repository workflow system and the Smart Energy Research Lab.

The UK Data Archive’s application infrastructure is mostly built around .NET but will be transitioning to a new consolidated application infrastructure based predominantly on open-source and cloud over the next three years. The post holder will be a key strategic contributor to this exciting digital transformation project and will closely with other teams to make it a success.

The post holder will lead a small team responsible for the maintenance of these systems, managing the day to day work of database and UI staff to ensure continuity of service. The role works with other teams to install and configure appropriate software, and leads on ensuring compliance with secure development procedures and documentation requirements for all systems.

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

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a computing related discipline or have equivalent relevant experience.

You will have some prior line management experience, and be used to deploying, maintaining and monitoring a variety of applications and components in a production environment, from user interfaces to web services to databases.

This post is fixed-term until 30/09/2022 due to funding. There is the possibility of an extension. Whilst this a full-time post (36 hours per week), applications will be considered from anyone looking to work anything above 30 hours per week. Please indicate on your application the number of hours you are able to work.

This post involves access to Government systems, information or data and will be subject to the staff vetting process. Further information can be found in the job pack.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity 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, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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