The Systems Developer will be a member of the specialist web and application development team supporting the University Library and Collections department and its services. Our IT systems underpin the core activity of the Library and University but also extend to enabling innovation in education and research, particularly digital scholarship.
This is a varied role which would suit a developer wishing to gain experience in a higher education environment supporting and enhancing services which are at the core of the University’s activities. This role will help to deliver innovative solutions and support transformational change in how our services are delivered in an increasingly digital environment.
A hybrid working environment is offered, with most staff in the department working a minimum of 2 days on-site per week. Aside from on-site team planning and development events a few times a year, for suitable candidates 100% home working can be accommodated in this role, depending on personal situation.
Systems Developers work with commercial systems such as Alma, Primo VE, Talis Aspire and Axiell Collections using their APIs to integrate our systems and create additional interfaces to our data, contributing to the development communities surrounding these products. The team also supports non-commercial open source systems based around the Samvera repository software, the Spotlight digital exhibit tool, Mirador IIIF viewer, and underlying components such as Blacklight, Solr and Fedora. There is scope to support collections-based research projects within the University and to contribute to, and learn from, cultural sector development communities internationally.
Most existing applications supported by the team are written using PHP, Python and Ruby on Rails, but the team aims to be flexible and open to new technologies.
How to apply
Matthew Phillips, Head of Research and Systems
Published: Monday, October 30, 2023 17:02 UTC
Last updated: Monday, October 30, 2023 17:02 UTC