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Assistant Systems Developer

Information Services

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £27,924 to £30,497 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 24 October 2021
Reference:  KW-525A

Harper Adams University is seeking an Assistant Systems Developer who will be part of a small team which provides professional expertise and technical skills in the development, integration and interoperability of new and existing software solutions for learning, academic and business administration.

Key qualifications, skills and experience required for this role are:

•    To support Senior Developers in providing professional expertise and technical skills in the development, enhancement and maintenance of the institution's systems, including student learning, student database and academic and business administration systems.

•    To support Senior Developers in providing professional expertise and technical skills in the development, integration and interoperability of  new and existing systems with a range of existing institutional services and systems

•    To provide 2nd line support for systems, working with the Service Desk team to investigate and resolve incidents raised by staff and students. Recording outcomes and documenting action taken to resolve. 

•    To support Senior Developers in facilitating effective use of enterprise systems for business activities and/or administrative support activities and/or learning technology activities, through enhanced use and development of those systems, including

o    developing new features within the current systems suite

o    Capturing business requirements and planning delivery

o    extending and developing new functionality of the current systems suite integration between and across the current systems suite

•    Liaise with stakeholders to contribute to the assessment of business, academic and functional requirements and specifications, the design of system solutions, the development of transition activities and the embedding of delivered solutions into business and academic practice

•    Participate in explaining and presenting system design, functional requirements and documentation to technical and non technical users.

 Relevant Qualifications

•    Relevant Qualification or Experience of System Development and Support

•    Understanding of second/third line support processes 

•    Knowledge of database platforms, producing reports and designing data­ driven applications

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Kim Wolstencroft on 07891101913.  

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.




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