University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.
We have an exciting opportunity to join the IT Services Department as a Senior Analyst Programmer working hybrid, typically 20/80 office/remote.
IT Services is a key department that ensures that the University has robust, reliable and high-performing IT facilities it requires to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research and administration. We value and recognise our own and the contribution of others, creating a great culture to work in and a place where we all feel we belong.
What We Offer
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing, and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days annual leave
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
The University also runs an enormous number of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.
About the Role
As a Senior Analyst Programmer in this role, you will work on the support and development of the University’s Drupal web publishing platform, Oxford Mosaic, as well as React/Node.js applications hosted on AWS. You will report to the CMS and Web Platform Manager as one of a friendly, agile team of full-stack developers and functional analysts, who build and support products used across the University in research engagement, teaching, museums and administrative functions. You will take a lead in the technical design, coding, testing and documentation of code changes required to deliver improvements and resolve product and platform issues. You will also drive forward platform strategic development by contributing to technical architecture and planning activities, amongst other duties.
As the Senior Analyst Programmer successful in this role, you are a creative problem-solver who has gained support expertise and is able to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of people. A highly skilled developer with a strong track record in the full lifecycle of development, you have a sound knowledge of technologies used in the development of CMS-based websites, specifically Drupal, PHP/MySQL, and application development with React/Node.js on AWS. Articulate with excellent interpersonal skills, you are capable of working both independently and within project and development teams, taking a flexible and adaptable approach to your work. You understand the importance of the working practices, procedures and standards that underpin high quality software development and recognise the importance of testing and quality control.
You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 7 June at 12:00 noon and only applications received before will be considered.
Interviews will take place on Monday 19 June and will be face to face where possible.
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