Systems Developer, Stourbridge

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King Edward VI College StourbridgeStourbridge

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary will be paid on the Sixth Form Colleges Association support staff pay scale, points 34-38 £27,481 - £30,481 for a graduate or points 18 – 22 £17,350 - £18,780 for a degree apprentice.
Contract term: Permanent

The college is seeking to employ a systems developer for it's busy Registry department.  The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, proactive and hardworking professional.  This person will be comfortable working flexibly, to a high degree of accuracy and within tight deadlines.

The successful candidate, supported by the CIS Manager and Curriculum Analyst, will primarily be working on a number of customer-facing projects and developing a range of web-based systems using bespoke MIS software and API interfaces.  They will be working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels to identify where in-house information systems will improve departmental functions or contribute towards the improvement in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

This role is ideal for a recent graduate or Degree Apprenticeship as it will provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills, hone your existing ones, and will open doors to an interesting and rewarding career.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & SKILLS

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Develop, enhance and support a range of in-house and bespoke cross-college information systems.  

2. Investigate, identify, define and implement improvements in business processes using new and existing technologies.

3. Development and analysis of reports and datasets to meet existing or emerging business needs.

4. Produce and maintain functional and technical documentation on the coding / structure of new systems.

5. Train relevant personnel in the use of in-house systems to ensure accurate use of information and collection of data.

6. Working with the CIS Manager and IT Manager to keep abreast of technical and sector developments to assess their suitability for use in the College.

7. Participate actively and flexibly in a range of departmental and college-wide activities.

8. Undertake administrative duties as appropriate for the role

9. Liaise with parents, students and college staff as and when appropriate

PRIMARY SKILLS

1. Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience and an undertaking to be part of a level 6 degree apprenticeship

2. Experience of software design and development, ideally developing ASP.NET applications using C#

3. Good understanding of typical web services and integration technologies such as REST, SOAP, APIs and web services

4. Good understanding of database structures, SQL or MySQL programming and reporting

5. Good understanding of data exchange formats such as XML and JSON.

6. Working to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy

7. An enthusiasm to learn new technologies and tools, and to learn on the fly, especially in problem solving situations

DESIRABLE SKILLS

1. Practical knowledge of HTML and javascript 

2. Experience of JQuery and PHP 

3. Understanding of web server technologies (IIS, Apache, etc)

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Participate in training and team development activities, to update knowledge and skills.

2. Make best use of technology, facilitating change to deliver new ways of working, which support the college’s strategic objectives and core values.

3. Demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to promote the principle of equality, diversity and inclusion in employment and service delivery.

4. To adhere to all college policies and procedures, especially those relating to child protection and safeguarding, students, health and safety, equality of opportunity and human resources, and the financial regulations and procedures.

5. Take part in the college’s staff appraisal and performance management cycles as appropriate.

6. To undertake such other duties, commensurate with the post, which your managers, or other members of the executive leadership team may reasonably and occasionally require, including working evenings and covering for absent colleagues.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. The post holder will report to the CIS Manager and will be part of the Registry team which consists of the CIS Manager, the Registry Manager, the Curriculum Analyst, the Registry Technician and two PT Registry / Finance Clerks.  

2. Salary will be paid on the Sixth Form Colleges Association support staff pay scale, points 34-38 £27,481 - £30,481 for a graduate or points 18 – 22 £17,350 - £18,780 for a degree apprentice.

3. This is a full-time all year round post, subject to the conditions of service handbook of the Sixth Form Colleges Association.

4. All employees have a general duty in law to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

5 Please be aware that the duties and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive and may be varied from time to time after consultation with the post holder. They do not form part of the post holder’s contract of employment.

Interviews will be held on Friday 13th December 2019



More about King Edward VI College Stourbridge
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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Lower High Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1384 398100
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