Senior Applications Developer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£32,186.00 - £39,152.00
03 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 26/01/2020  
Salary £32,186.00 - £39,152.00  
Package Plus excellent beneifts  

Job description

It's an exciting time to join the Information Services at Edinburgh Napier University

Opportunities have arisen to join our Information Services department as Senior Applications Developers. This is a time where real change is being implemented throughout the department with a push towards a DevOps culture. Taking a user-centric approach to service design you will be part of a dynamic team structure for innovation.

In an ever-changing technological landscape and as a progressive institution, our new leadership team combines strong sector knowledge with wider industry best practise. We are investing in capacity and capability for the future, with opportunities to gain experience in best of breed solutions. 

The role 

The Applications Systems Groups (ASG) is one line of service with the development capability in IS with responsibility for business and academic systems development and maintenance.

You will Design, develop, test and implement changes that deliver business improvements to meet the needs of our users. This will include gathering requirements, producing high level designs and specifications, making changes to code or system configuration, writing test plans and scripts, test execution and release management.

You will be viewed as the solutions specialist for a portfolio of systems across the University, providing advice and guidance and taking the lead, as appropriate, whilst managing risk.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with technical expertise who have a collaborative workstyle, ensuring knowledge transfer throughout the department so we deliver the best support and systems for our colleagues, Schools and Students. 

You will be able to initiate and maintain a network of relationships and work proactively with multiple stakeholders within our schools and professional service departments, making key recommendations and providing appropriate help and advice.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of full application development life-cycle
  • Proven experience in requirements gathering, system design delivery
  • Degree or equivalent in a related IT field or extensive relevant experience in a comparable role
  • Strong team building skills and the ability to mentor colleagues and create a positive team culture
  • Extensive experience in streamlining processes and contributing to systems improvements
  • Demonstrable track record in successfully implementing new business processes to deal with new working practices

Desirable in applicants is experience with any of a range of Application Packages from, but not exclusively: 

  • MHR iTrent
  • Tribal SITS 
  • Lenel On Guard
  • XN Leisure
  • Kinetic Housing  Management
  • Planon 
  • Agresso
  • Scientia Syllabus Plus
  • Salesforce
  • Microsoft Dynamics

If this opportunity sounds of interest, please click here to read the full role profile/description.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme  with an Employer contribution of 20.4%, flexible working, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Salary: GBP 32,816 - GBP 39,152 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional information

Closing date:  25th January 2020
Interviews: Expected to be held early February 2020

Please note, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and hold Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.