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Web Development / Systems Integration Team Leader

IT Services
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 55,553 a year
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Role Description

Development Team Leader

University of York

We have an exciting opportunity for two Team Leaders to join our growing Enterprise Systems Team

The Enterprise Systems Team develop and deliver innovative digital solutions that are fundamental to the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning and world class research undertaken at the University. You will help deliver a range of strategic goals, developing web applications and integrating systems across all areas of the University’s activities.

This is a particularly exciting time in our development as we plan to move our applications and services into AWS. By joining as we design our approach, you’ll have the opportunity to influence its implementation and, (although you may not have direct experience of AWS), we’re keen to hear your ideas about how the range of services offered by AWS can be used to deliver innovative services.

We are committed to supporting our staff to learn new skills and as such would like to actively encourage applications from people who have the right attitude and aptitude even if you don’t think you can ‘tick-off’ every tool or technology we’ve listed in the job description.

About the role

As one of our Web Development / Systems Integration Team Leaders you will lead a team that develops web applications and integrates business systems across all areas of University activity.

The primary focus of your role is to provide senior technical leadership to developers who are working on new projects and supporting existing services. We expect Team Leaders to take a hands-on development role and to work collaboratively to define common approaches to application development and integration.

Our team leaders have been very successful in supporting teams to adopt new tools and approaches and we are looking for someone who can continue this change as look to move more services to AWS.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to the development of strategic IT services and systems typically through leading or being a member of major project teams and working parties
  • Act as Technical lead for specific projects and manage external contractors to ensure the project(s) is completed to quality & timescales
  • Manage all aspects of the diverse technical support services provided by the functional groups and ensure staff provide help, advice, and resolutions across a range of IT related issues
  • Manage the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of business critical software that underpins key services provided by the group to the University/Department
  • Define, agree and implement appropriate tools and processes for the effective development and maintenance of services.
  • Maintain effective systems and processes for planning, tracking and verifying outcomes and service improvements.
  • Co-ordinate the team’s support rota and ensure there is sufficient staff coverage to maintain service continuity
  • Cultivate a culture of continual personal and service development to foster an open, collaborative and innovative working environment

Alongside a good understanding of modern approaches to application and data architecture, you’ll have a keen interest in development best practices and the tools that support it.  In particular, we’re keen to hear from individuals with experience in some of the following areas:-

  • A modern programming language such as Java, C#, Node.js or Groovy
  • Development and design patterns
  • An MVC framework, such as Grails
  • SQL and database design
  • Development of REST APIs
  • A passion for Agile methodologies and concepts
  • Amazon Web Services

What we offer

You’ll benefit from:-

  • 38 days holiday
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Generous pension (including 18% Employer Contribution)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme (including cycle to work, dental & health plans, season ticket loans)

We are keen to hear from individuals looking to work on either a full-time or part-time basis. This role is aligned to Grade 7 on the University of York salary scale, with a market supplement available for candidates with the right skills and experience.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact 

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