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Academy Technical Analyst

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 15, 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

As part of the University of Cambridge, the University Information Services Division develop and support computing and administrative systems which are used across the institution. These systems include; Student Records, Human Resources, Finance, the University Card, and Pensions. Within the Academy at UIS (University Information Services), we are seeking to recruit an individual for the role of Academy Technical Analyst. The Technical Analyst role will be focused on disciplines such as coding and developing software and for this assignment the emphasis will be on developing Technical Test Analyst skills.

We require candidates with a degree (or equivalent) grade of 2:1 or higher, the degree does not have to be IT related. We are looking for positive and dynamic individuals keen to learn and develop themselves, who will become an integral part of a successful team.

Overview: We are looking for a technical analyst to join the Academy at UIS, where you will help to support and enhance the our core systems and services. We will provide training for the role and systems being supported. While the role will be within the academy, the successful candidates will be given primary assignments for the duration of the academy programme. For this recruitment phase, the primary initial assignment will be within the agile delivery team, working on systems and integration testing for two of our vital services.

You will work alongside experienced developers, functional consultants, business analysts, testers, trainers, and project managers on a diverse range of activities. You will become a self-sufficient technical test analyst through the practical application of the training provided and will have the chance to explore all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

You should be able to demonstrate the willingness to tackle challenging tasks in a highly effective and professional manner, often under tight deadlines. We are looking for team-players with a keenness for learning, an enquiring and analytical mind, and the commitment and enthusiasm to become successful academy analysts and improve the software solutions we provide.

Typical placement programme: Over two years, you will experience both development and support roles.
During this time you will build up skills and knowledge in:- - Gathering client requirements and turning these into detailed and accurate specifications - Testing (systems and integration) - Automated testing - The use of tools - Usability - Business Analysis - Project Management - Problem solving - Data analysis

You will be contributing to the development of IT solutions across a large and diverse institution.

Learning and development: A Personal Development Plan, tailored specifically to your needs and goals, will ensure that you have constant support and guidance from the Academy at UIS, your line managers and mentors. If you're looking to develop professional qualifications, then you will receive help in working towards a range of options in IT or Project Management disciplines.

As well as on-the-job training, you'll receive regular one-to-one coaching from your line managers. Feedback is vital, and regular performance reviews are part-and-parcel of the programme. We'll make sure that, at every stage, you know how you're doing and how you can go further.

Who should apply? - You will have obtained (or be on track to achieve) a minimum of 2:1 (or equivalent), but your degree does not have to be IT-related. - Strong analytical skills - Creative problem solving capabilities - Strong report writing and document preparation capabilities - Attention to detail - Ability to work in teams and independently - Quick and keen learner, ready to make the most of the opportunities that you're given.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Rewards and benefits: You will enjoy 28 days' holiday (plus public holidays) and a company pension scheme.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 March 2017. It is intended interviews will be held week commencing Monday 6 March 2017.

Please quote reference VC11460 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Head of Infrastructure

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 21, 2017.

UIS are looking to appoint a Head of Infrastructure reporting to the Deputy Director of Service Operations within University Information Services. The division works in partnership with Schools, Faculties, Departments, Colleges and other Institutions to deliver a portfolio of IT services that meet the business needs in the following key areas.

Student Services - covering the full student life cycle from on-line application processes (graduate, undergraduate and continuing education), the teaching and learning experience, through to graduation, continuing education and on-going Alumni relations.

Research Services - enabling the business processes associated with pre award grant applications and post award Financial Management, and Research Excellence Framework reporting.

Staff Services - providing services including on-line Recruitment, Staff Self-Service and Records Management, Payroll and Pension services, and staff benefits packages.

Information Management Services - providing a range of business applications and services covering students, staff and financial management and administration, specialist office application services with integrated desktop productivity tools, Web and Document management, specialist payment services, on-line services and applications, and management reporting.

Financial Services - providing a range of business applications that support running the financial operations of the University, including research grants, card payment systems, purchasing, and systems that ensure financial compliance with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and other funding bodies.

The Head of Infrastructure will have primary responsibility for the definition and provisioning of the infrastructure technology services that support the operational business functions outlined above. This will require the application of a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience, in order to ensure that business-critical IT services continue to operate to expected service levels and are appropriately scaled to meet growing demand for IT services throughout the University.

The role will require the day-to-day management of a team of skilled IT professionals and a varied portfolio of IT platforms and technologies, covering the following service domains:

Server deployment and management.

Authentication and directory services.

NAS and SAN storage infrastructure.

Business Continuity planning and Disaster Recovery.

Exchange messaging and calendaring platform.

Desktop services provisioning and support.

Operational management of IT facilities and estates.

Cloud hosted Software-as-a-Service.

Virtualisation technology including the supporting server and storage infrastructure.

UIS is in the early stages of a major business transformation programme impacting all aspects of the organisation. The role holder must be able to demonstrate an ability, and willingness, to work in a rapidly changing organisation and, as part of the change process, to be an active advocate for the creation and adoption of professional Service Management methods and practices within UIS and the wider University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Steve Riley, on 01223 766757 or steve.riley@uis.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th March 2017. It is intended that interviews be held on Friday 17th March 2017.

Please quote reference VC11420 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Senior Project Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 24, 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

The University of Cambridge is one of the World's leading teaching and research Universities.

The University's core student management system, CamSIS, is used by the majority of staff and students across the Collegiate University at some point across the academic year, and manages all core student information. We are embarking on a major programme of improvement to the system and associated business operations and require a motivated and experienced Senior Project Manager to help drive delivery across a range of improvement projects. It is an exciting time to be joining the programme as amongst other work you would be leading a key project to introduce a new user interface to all CamSIS users.

As an experienced Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for projects covering a range of scale and complexity and you must be able to adopt flexible and appropriate PM approaches (e.g. Agile, Iterative, Waterfall, Specialised, etc.) to deliver timely and high quality business improvements to the University. The role will require day-to-day coordination of multi-disciplined analysis, user experience, development, testing and operational teams utilising a range of methods and approaches. You will also work closely our implementation partner. Primarily you will be expected to manage delivery taking an agile/interactive approach to delivery.

You must be an excellent communicator, able to undertake effective liaison with key UIS and University stakeholders, in order to ensure that projects are correctly specified, planned, controlled and delivered in the most beneficial and cost-effective manner, whilst ensuring compliance with UIS and University governance, quality and operational policy and processes.

The role is available now due to previous Senior Project Manager leaving UIS and is initially limited to 18 months based on the current timescale of the programme. Opportunity to continue beyond 18 months is often possible as new project funding is released.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 March 2017. It is intended interviews will be held week commencing Monday 13 March 2017.

Please quote reference VC11510 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.