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Java Web Systems Developer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 07, 2019.

We are seeking two experienced Java developers to join our Agile development team, to deliver a number of high-profile systems of strategic importance to the University. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a leading development team within one of the most prestigious organisations in the world.

Supported by the team, you will work directly with stakeholders in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, to define and deliver complex yet easy-to-use and reliable systems. Collaboration throughout gives flexibility for all team members to lead in their own domains, effectively harnessing everyone's diverse skills to produce the best possible outcome. This promises to be a stimulating, challenging and rewarding experience.

The successful applicants will aim high, have a grasp of sound software architecture, demonstrable experience in building modern Java web applications, and expertise in a good number of the following areas:

  • Ample experience of core Java
  • Flexible Agile mind-set
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Grounding in DevOps culture and practice
  • Good understanding of relational databases, SQL, JPA, Hibernate or similar
  • Proven ability to create user-centred web apps using Spring MVC, JSF or similar frameworks
  • Experience integrating systems using, for example, REST or JMS
  • Analysis, modelling and design of systems
  • Exposure to continuous integration, TDD
  • A fervent interest in current technological trends

You will be playing a significant role in the University's mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

The posts are permanent (subject to funding, currently funding is secured for 2 years).

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Simon Redhead, snr21@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC17924 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.

Management Accountant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 05, 2019.

UIS are looking to appoint a self-starting and highly skilled Management Accountant. The department offers the University a wide range of IT Services from networks and email, to high-performance research computing and highly specialist technology solutions. The role holder will be at the heart of our efforts to ensure we deliver these services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

It is vital that this role delivers an excellent management accounting service including responsibility for co-ordinating the monthly management accounts processes, budget setting and forecasting variance analysis, financial planning and forecasting activity, committee-servicing, as well as undertaking high-level problem solving and project work.

We have a complex financial structure that has to fit the requirements of the University chart of accounts, but also offer a transparent account of our service and project costs for users, in particular where our services are charged for. We have taken the first step in designing a financial model to give greater clarity, but we now need a Management Accountant to own and refine that model.

The role holder will provide key data that underpins our annual planning, but will also improve our internal financial management and forecasting for services and projects. The Management Accountant will also be at the heart of discussions with service owners and users about fair, transparent and timely decisions on the pricing model, which services are charged for, and how those charges are calculated and collected. You will be expected to work pro-actively in designing the model and gathering data, but will be well supported by both UIS and Finance Division in achieving and sustaining a robust working model.

We are looking for a qualified accountant or someone qualified by experience. The role holder will have demonstrable experience of presenting financial information to non-financial colleagues at a senior level and be confident in the use of financial accounting packages and Microsoft Excel. The successful candidate will be organised, proactive problem solver and be a strong communicator with great initiative and well-developed influencing skills.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Rachel Hooper, rh344@cam.ac.uk. Applicants are asked to read the information about this role in detail and tailor their applications appropriately, taking particular note of the following requirements:

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information and present informative and compelling financial information to various audiences, including non-financial staff
  • Strong visualisation skills and experience of producing financial information in a variety of formats beyond Excel. (Tableau is the preferred tool).
  • The ability to maintain strong working relationships and to communicate effectively across a diverse network of non-financial colleagues

Please quote reference VC18021 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.

Technical Test Analyst

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 21, 2019.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a leading European software testing team and award winning development team, working for one of the most prestigious and historic organisations in the world.

We require a Technical Test Analyst (often referred to in the industry as a Software Development Engineer in Test), to work on critical improvements to our core systems. Without core systems, much of the work of the University would not be possible, so the successful candidate will be playing a significant role in the University's mission to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has excellent automation testing knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in creating new automated test suites, executing the tests across multiple browsers and platforms, and designing the tests so that little manual intervention or maintenance is required. The role holder will be solely responsible for the testing of a programme of improvement initiatives, working closely with the developers and programme/project stakeholders.

In addition to the technical aspects of the role, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following; experience of testing in Agile, understanding stakeholder requirements, testing prioritisation, and a positive approach to dealing with change. Focus on the end user experience and a passion for quality are critical to the role.

Cambridge is world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

While the full salary range has been listed, expectations are that the successful candidate will be offered between £30,395 and £35,211 depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

The role is permanent (subject to funding, two years funding is currently secured).

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mark Galvin, mark.galvin@uis.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC17923 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.

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