Database and Web Applications Developer

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Created: November 14, 2012


University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) is looking for a dynamic and experienced Web and Database Developer to join its expanding team of specialists in academic and research technologies. ULCC's Digital Archives and Research Technologies team is involved in a wide range of projects and services for the HE and cultural heritage sectors, in the UK and internationally, including systems for digital archives, libraries and research repositories. Current and recent projects have included work on linked data and open-metadata, text-mining, e-books, social networking, Web and blog archiving, and digital preservation training and consultancy. Partners and funders have included many of the colleges of University of London, the JISC, the National Archives, The British Library, the European Union, AHRC and Mellon Foundation. We predominantly use open-sourceWeb technologies based on LAMP (including PHP and Perl) and AJAX, including GNU EPrints, MediaWiki and WordPress.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution to two exciting new projects developing online tools for collaborative transcription, extending the work of the award-winning Transcribe Bentham project, a partnership with University College London. You will also be expected to contribute to our work on managing digital repositories for many London-based HEIs, and contribute proactively to new opportunities.

About The Department
ULCC has over 40 years experience of delivering high quality, cost effective IT services to the UK education and research sector. The staff of 70+ professionals ranges from archivists, designers and e-learning advisers to programmers and network engineers. ULCC has technical experts and customer support specialists, enabling delivery of complete solutions.We have a strong open source and shared services ethos. We provide a full range of e-learning services to 150 customers with over 1,000,000 users with the Moodle VLE at the centre. Our innovative personalisation framework for learning also includes student support and assessment. We provide digital repositories to support the research and library communities using EPrints software. We have a state of the art data centre where we provide co-location and managed hosting. We also provide shared services management information systems.ULCC also develops and implements the IT strategy for the central University which includes services for over 50,000 distance learning students in association with the University of London International Programmes and 3,500 internal students.

Further Information
The position is for 18 months in the first instance.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is on Thursday, 15 November 2012. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday, 3 December 2012.

The University offers membership to the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS).

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