The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) wishes to appoint an adaptable software developer to work on exciting new projects and enhance existing applications within Understanding Society panel study.
Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) is a major household panel survey, supporting social and economic research, collecting data from approximately 40,000 households across the UK.
Duties of the Role
To develop new systems and support the existing in-house software associated with Understanding Society. Being a pivotal role in the redesign and rebuild of Understanding Society’s internal applications, you will be responsible for the applications’ technical requirements, specifications, design, implementation, testing and release. You will also be accountable for other ongoing developments across Understanding Society and provide support for existing applications.
A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and Skills required
With a degree in a relevant subject, or relevant experience, you will also be an experienced Python software developer and PHP web developer. A sound technical knowledge of API development and Object-orientated programming is also required along with exceptional communication skills, to effectively convey complex information to individuals with varying levels of technical competency.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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