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eLearning Systems Developer

The University of Edinburgh - Information Services Group (ISG) - Learning, Teaching and Web (LTW) - Digital Learning Applications and Media (DLAM)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 5th November 2021
Job Ref: 2142

Open ended contract of 35 hours per week

We are looking for an web application developer to join our team and contribute to teaching and learning in a world-leading centre of academic excellence.

Candidates should have experience building and maintaining web applications using web technologies such as HTML, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript. Applicants to this role should also have good knowledge of SQL. We are looking for an individual that can prioritise their own workload, working independently and as part of a team. Excellent communications skills and the ability to identify and understand user requirements are essential for this role. An understanding of accessibility, equality, and GDPR legislation is desirable. Candidates applying for this role should have experience with test driven development, and be comfortable using testing frameworks such as PHPUnit and tools like Selenium

The Opportunity:

The successful applicant will be part of a small team of web developers and will have the opportunity to work on both group and solo projects. We create custom web applications for the College of Medicine and Veterinary medicine and extensions for the institutions central virtual learning environment, Blackboard Learn. At present, we are part way through a multi-year migration project to move teaching and learning activities from legacy, classic ASP applications to new, custom built web applications written in PHP 7+ using the Laravel and VueJS frameworks.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Experience writing web applications using PHP 7+
  • Good knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

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