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Software Developer - 2 Year FTC

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 per year
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the UK’s leading universities. Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Centred in the picturesque village of Heslington on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus. We’re an employer of choice and offer range of benefits such as flexible working, long holidays and a generous pension seldom seen in the other sectors.

The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated full-stack developer to help lead software development projects for research studies being undertaken in York Trials Unit. You will initially be working on creating and maintaining systems utilising an existing ASP.NET Web Forms framework, with a view to re-providing the required functionality utilising more recent technologies. You will be familiar with ASP.NET (in both VB and C#), MVC, Entity Framework, Web Pages (Razor), Web Forms, Single Page Applications and web frameworks (such as Bootstrap). Your role will include:

  • Designing, developing and managing web-based systems and data reporting to support clinical trials
  • Providing technical and programming support for colleagues using our databases and the data from these systems for monitoring and research purposes
  • Contributing to the writing of database systems documentation, standard operating procedures and working practice guidance

Key Requirements:

  • First degree (usually 2:1 or above) in a computer-related discipline or, exceptionally, substantial experience at an equivalent level
  • Working knowledge of ASP.NET development using Microsoft Visual Studio and SQL Server and CSS3 (and, desirably, pre-processors), HTML5 and associated APIs
  • An understanding of JavaScript and related frameworks (e.g. jQuery, Angular, React)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise own work and follow procedures
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and a keenness for self-development

Informal enquiries to Matthew Bailey (tel 01904 321874 or email:

Vacancy reference - 5862

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