Software Developer

Software Developer in Manchester, ENG

Posted 2019-12-10

We know that sometimes people can be off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:

Skills and knowledge in implementing technical infrastructures in research data services, applying agreed technical service functions, service delivery and project management processes
A previous experience of implementing software development methodologies including testing and deployment tools and software performance analysis
Knowledge and experience with any of the following - MySQL and PostgreSQL, AWS, Elastic search, Solr, Java Script, Linux, JSON, PHP, REST, Python, Docker, Kubernetes, React-Redux

About the role
You’ll make a significant contribution to the delivery of the UK Data Service: the UK’s largest collection of social, economic and population data resources.

You’ll support the development and success of the UK Data Service, translating user requirements into the overall architecture, specification, design, and implementation of new systems, working with internal and external providers.

For more the full job description, please click here.

About us
The UK Data Service Data unit at Jisc provides access to an extensive collection of high-quality digital data, critical for social and economic research. The Service data and resources to meet the needs of researchers and analysts in the higher education, commercial, voluntary and community sectors, and all levels of government.

We want a world where people learn, discover and thrive through access to technology. No matter who they are or where they live. We’re a social enterprise, so every penny we create is reinvested in our core purpose.

We’re a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They are are pride, passion, pace, trust, and teamwork.

Why work at Jisc
We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.
We’re always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.
Our benefits are great too:

We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
We provide the opportunity to join the generous USS defined benefit pension scheme
We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave

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