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System Developer Sharepoint

Salary: £34,233 to 45,954

The Development Services team of the University of Cambridge University Information Services are looking to recruit an experienced SharePoint web developer to work on a range of SharePoint sites and projects.

This team is responsible for developing and supporting bespoke web-based applications mainly for the Unified Administrative Service of the University of Cambridge but also for departments and colleges across the University.

The role encompasses all aspects of web development including gathering user requirements, advising on user experience, testing, information architecture, site building, developing bespoke components and integrating sites with other data sources. 

Candidates must have:

  • An expert knowledge of web development processes and best practice utilising the .NET platform and other Microsoft development technologies, including Visual Studio. 
  • An excellent track record of delivering business solutions using SharePoint.
  • A working knowledge of IIS7 configuration and MS SQL Server
  • Experience with modern web technologies such as HTML5, JQuery, Ajax and web services
  • Experience of designing for optimum user experience


It would be an advantage to have some knowledge of:

Other elements of the Microsoft suite of technologies such as Reporting Services, BizTalk etc.

The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate self-motivation, adaptability and excellent communications skills (both spoken and written).  They must have a proven track record of delivering high quality solutions to tight deadlines in a team environment.

Further information: HR7 Further Information Systems Developer

Please return your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and a completed CHRIS/6 Cover sheet for CVs form to Giles Morrison via email to

If you send any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is 13 October 2014. Interviews will be held week commencing 20 October 2014. If you have any questions about this vacancy Nick Mattin [email:] or the application process, please contact Giles Morrison [email:]



Systems Java Developer (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. As the University continues to grow and evolve, greater demands are placed on the University Information Services, who provide centralised systems across the University. The University is currently investing in significant enhancements to their HR systems, and they are recruiting a Java Developer to join a growing Agile team.

As an experienced Java Developer, you will bring expertise to enable the effective design and creation of new web applications to augment the University's HR systems. These will cover areas such as holiday and leave booking, online recruitment, employee self-service, etc. All these services have large and diverse user bases, so usability is paramount in everything we do. Our systems often support complex business processes for occasional users, so we aim as much as possible for our applications to be self-evident and self-documenting to the end user.

You will contribute to design and implementation within all three tiers of our software architecture, therefore the successful candidate will have a suitable mix of skills in the following areas: creating easy-to-use web GUIs using JSF; designing robust and self-documenting Java code that adheres to good OO principles; writing unit tests; creating suitable domain models to match abstract business processes; expertise in JPA, Hibernate and SQL. You will be designing not just new systems, but also improving or extending existing ones, so a strong ability to analyse, debug and test unfamiliar code is expected.

Our Agile approach includes fortnightly software demos to the business community within the University. You will also be communicating constantly with both technical and non-technical colleagues in order to validate and converge upon optimal solutions. Excellent communication skills and the ability to assimilate and act upon complex information are therefore essential.

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

Further information: HR7 Further Information Systems Java Developer

Applicants should submit a CV, completed CHRIS/6 cover sheet for CVs form to Giles Morrison,

Please quote reference VC04022 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Salary: £43,325

Category: Academic-related

Published: 29 August 2014

Closing date: 19 September 2014


The University follows an equal opportunities policy.

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

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