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Senior Developer (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - University Library

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,521 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: VE39516

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Developer to join the Software Development Team at Cambridge University Library. You will help to develop and maintain a wide range of applications that preserve and provide access to our world-class treasures, including the notebooks of Isaac Newton and the correspondence of Charles Darwin, among many others.

There will also be the opportunity to be involved in digital humanities research projects, working closely with researchers, using innovative technologies to uncover new knowledge and collaborating with partners in the UK and abroad.  We are committed to using and producing open-source software and helping to support the wider library and museum community.

You will work in a small, friendly, agile development team where you will be given the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in a supportive and innovative environment

We develop and manage many services, including the Library Management and workflow systems  (https://community.cdcp.info/),  ArchiveSearch - (https://archivesearch.lib.cam.ac.uk/),  SpaceFinder -(https://spacefinder.lib.cam.ac.uk/) and a wide variety of other websites and applications related to the library's collections. We are also engaged in a multi-year Digital Preservation programme transforming how Digital Collections are accessed and managed.

We use a wide variety of technologies, including:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and on-premises infrastructure (including serverless workflows)
  • OO languages including Python, Java, Ruby & JavaScript
  • Web development e.g. HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Frameworks such as Django & Rails
  • DevOps on Linux with AWS, Terraform, Puppet and Docker
  • Search engines including Elastic & SOLR
  • XML and JSON formats, XSLT
  • Databases including PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Development workflow tools including Jira & git
  • Automated testing practices and tools

You will enjoy:

  • Working in a friendly and supportive team environment, on varied and engaging work
  • Access to wide range of training and self-development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave and pension schemes
  • Flexible hybrid working (on-site one day a week)

We are looking for someone with good knowledge of object-orientated programming and full stack development, with experience of some of the technologies listed. The candidate must show a flexible and innovative approach to problem solving, strong communication skills, and be a team-player who can self-organise and prioritise effectively

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

To find out more about this role, see Further Particulars. For more information, contact Jennie Fletcher, Lead Developer on jlf44@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for the post is Sunday 7 January 2024 and interviews will be held w/c 15 January 2024.

Please quote reference VE39516 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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