Open Hosting Developer

Edinburgh, UK
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Salary: £31,396 - £36,024
Created: August 8, 2023


We are looking for junior software developer to join our dynamic systems and development team within the Digital Library at the University of Edinburgh. Our team develops innovative software solutions, installs, integrates and supports third-party products, and actively participates in collaborative Open-Source projects. 

This position will be the dedicated developer for the open journal systems and open monograph press instances we host at the University of Edinburgh for Edinburgh Diamond, and our shared service for the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) and other external partners. This is an exciting role, working closely with colleagues across the sector who are passionate about open access.

This is a hybrid-working position, and the successful candidate will be expected to work in the office at least 1 day per week (currently Tuesdays). Please apply for the position at this link.

What are the duties and responsibilities for this role? 

  • Satisfy development requests by analysing user requirements, setting expectations and priorities, implementing solutions and conducting tests as required.
  • Review, analyse, recommend and modify the technical configuration of the open hosting instances and servers to ensure that platforms meet service requirements.
  • Keep the open hosting software up-to-date with the latest versions and required security patches.
  • Completion of configuration and development using good project management skills ensuring that the work is clearly documented, and quality-assured to agreed standards. 

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • HND or degree in a relevant discipline or strong demonstratable experience of software development gained in industry.
  • Good web application development skills using development languages, such as Java and PHP.
  • Knowledge and experience of developing applications querying at least one database management system, such as Oracle, Postgres or MySQL.
  • Knowledge and experience of the software development process lifecycle and development tools.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and interpersonal skills; and the ability understand and communicate effectively at all levels, both in writing and orally.

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Please apply for the position at this link.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 22:19 UTC