Staff vacancies: Systems and Applications Developers

Article dated: 13 January 2009

There are two full-time positions within the Information Development section of the UK Data Archive (UKDA) - an ASP.NET Systems and Applications Developer and an SRN ASP.NET Systems and Applications Developer. The ASP.NET Systems and Applications Developer will work as part of a team providing support for the critical needs of the other divisions in the Archive, developing, maintaining and updating internal and external, primarily ASP.NET systems which are in every day use. The SRN ASP.NET Systems and Applications Developer will work as part of the ESRC Survey Resources Network (SRN) providing online resources for training and research. The new service will require a web site and resource discovery tools. Initially the service will utilise its holdings of PDF codebooks and question texts held in an online data analysis tool, Nesstar. Both posts require a structured and methodical approach to programming and the ability to produce properly-documented, reusable and maintainable code. The postholders will need experience in the design, implementation and analysis of software systems and experience of using various programming packages including using relational databases, SQL, ASP, ASP.NET, C#,XML and CSS in a production environment. The ability to meet tight deadlines and interpret and work to specifications is essential. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently and flexibly as part of a team are also required. Candidates should be educated to degree level (ideally to postgraduate level) in a computer related field.