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Note: At present we are transitioning to online applications but at present applications for some jobs require downloading forms. It will be evident in the job details which process you need to follow.

Photographic Technician

Salary: £18,549 to £21,391

An enthusiastic and helpful person is required to assist the staff of the Photographic and Illustration Service in providing a comprehensive central photographic service to the University to support its teaching, research, publications and graduation services.  The duties include operating a digital ‘Minilab”, digital processing and photography, as well as the associated administration and handling of customer enquiries.  An important part of the role is assisting with the coordination of the Graduation Photography Service, which requires attendance on a number of Saturdays during the year.

Applicants will ideally have experience of working in a customer facing photographic environment and must have an aptitude for digital photography.

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

For further details and an application form contact Lori Klimaszewska, University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0RB, or email,  You can also download the further particulars and an application form from our website, The closing date for applications is Friday 29th August 2014. It is intended that interviews will be held on Friday 12th September 2014.


DS Server Team Leader (Desktop Services Group)

Salary: £38,511 - £48,743

The University Information Services provides IT facilities for academic use across the University and IT infrastructure for academic and administrative use across the University.  We are currently seeking a DS Server Team Leader to work as part of the Desktop Services Group (DSG).  The successful candidate will be responsible for storage services, virtual machine servers and server infrastructure within the portfolio of Desktop Services and is responsible for the technical delivery, support and development of these. The role-holder manages the two server specialists within DSG and reports to the Desktop Services Manager.

You will have a good education to degree level or equivalent, and may have a professional computing qualification.  You will have a good knowledge of a range of server and storage hardware and software.  You will have experience of running such services in a large scale environment, and have a technical knowledge of associated computing equipment. 

You will need to have good communication skills, both oral and written, the ability to communicate with a wide range of people, and experience in capacity and relationship management.  Good personnel management skills and some experience of managing staff are essential.

Further particulars and an application form are available from: Lori Klimaszewska, University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB, Telephone: 01223 334704, email:, or on the web at  The closing date for applications is Friday 5th September 2014.  It is intended that interviews will be held on Friday 19th September 2014.


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


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