Student Systems Developer

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£33,656 to £36,584 per annum
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Student Systems Developer

Academic Registry

Location: City Centre Campus/City South Campus
Salary:  £33,656 to £36,584 per annum
Posted On: Friday 12 August 2022
Closing Date: Friday 02 September 2022
Interview Date: Monday 05 September 2022
Reference: 072022-413

About the Department

Academic Registry is at the heart of innovation and improvement to the student journey here at Birmingham City University. You’ll be joining a team that comes to work to make a difference, challenges the status quo and always strives for excellence.

Academic Registry has a focus on student systems and data, and how these can be used to improve processes relating to the student lifecycle. Whether these processes are conducted internally or by our many stakeholders across BCU we want them to run as effectively as possible for the benefit of both staff and students, and to have a positive influence on student outcomes and the university’s reputation.

Academic Registry is comprised of three strands:

Student Lifecycle & Service Enhancement, with responsibility for delivering key events in the student lifecycle such as examinations and award ceremonies, student fees and funding, and working with stakeholders across the university to drive continuous enhancement to services delivered by or supported by our student systems.

Student Systems & Data, with responsibility for the continued development of systems including our student records system (SITS) and our student enquiries system (SID); a portfolio of operational reports to support the annual cycle of activity; driving improvements in student data quality across the university and meeting our obligations towards statutory external returns.

Timetabling, with responsibility for delivering scheduled teaching and examination timetables to students in accordance with the university’s timetabling principles, supporting the booking of rooms for non-teaching purposes, and working with faculties, schools, and Estates to ensure the curriculum is delivered effectively and appropriately for our students.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in the Student Systems area.

Join our team of Academic Registry developers working on an advanced implementation of SITS:Vision student information system. In this role you will learn to use your computing skills to improve the experience of our students and staff.

Academic Registry is at the heart of innovation and improvement to the student journey here at Birmingham City University and we have a vacancy suited to a logical thinking candidate interested in learning coding with a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.


Contribute to the development and enhancement of student systems, ensuring that these systems meet operational requirements daily whilst continuing to evolve to improve business processes and respond to emerging needs and opportunities.


  • As part of a team, contribute to the implementation of the development and enhancement plan, ensuring projects are delivered to a high quality and on time.
  • Lead on the design, development, testing and implementation of solutions and enhancements to student systems, including SITS:Vision, e:Vision and related systems as appropriate.
  • Provide expertise and advice in the management, setup, and maintenance of records.
  • Provide expertise and advice for information flows to, from and between systems and contribute to the overall integrity of the data as used by systems for which the division is responsible, as well as interdependent systems managed by others.
  • Investigate and model business processes, information flows and data structures relating to student systems and contribute to business analysis to inform developments and enhancements to these systems.
  • Provide expert technical support and advice to users, investigating and resolving technical problems, liaising with IT and software suppliers as required.



  • A good honours degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Experience of web technologies, particularly regarding the provision and delivery of information
  • A self-managing work style with the ability to prioritise, manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.


  • Experience in the use and development of a corporate student record system, in particular SITS:Vision.

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