Systems Developer

University of Bath
From £32,004 to £38,183 per annum pro rata
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Systems Developer (part-time)

Computing Services

Salary: Starting from £32,004, rising to £38,183 pro rata

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Role Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Systems Developer to be part of a team responsible for the development and maintenance of IT systems and services that support the University’s research, teaching and professional services.

For your initial project, you will be working closely with the project’s technical team, Audio Visual Unit and the Centre for Learning and Teaching. You will build an entirely new system to allow to enhance and extend our Lecture Capture Service, planning for future development possibilities whilst fulfilling an immediate and defined need. The new system will use data from several existing University systems such as Timetabling and our Virtual Learning Environment to produce a user-focused, intuitive user experience

Key Accountabilities

Design, script, code, test, and document the development of custom applications, using agreed standards and tools (specifically Java and the Spring framework), to achieve well-engineered bespoke solutions, especially when linking together existing systems or providing novel interfaces to existing data.

Maintain an in-depth knowledge of software development best practice and project management techniques (training available), contributing to the University’s strategies and standards.

Ensure systems change management is carried out in accordance with agreed standards and procedures. Create and manage test and development environments to allow system improvements to be made with the minimum impact on services.

Ensure monitoring of performance of systems, in relation to their contribution to desired service levels. Ensure system security and system sustainability and documentation in accordance with agreed standards and procedures.


  • Significant experience of most or all of the following technology areas; Lecture Capture systems, Virtual Learning Environments, Scheduling software.
  • Real world experience of developing using Java and the Spring framework
  • Experience of web systems integration, including user interface design.
  • Extensive experience of 3rd-tier support processes, particularly resolving systems and service problems, including classification and prioritisation, documentation of root causes and implementation of remedies to prevent future incidents
  • Knowledge and experience of software development and scripting, particularly creating interfaces between systems. Specific experience of writing and maintaining web services would be an advantage.

Department Overview

Computing Services is here to help staff and students of the University make effective use of computing for learning, teaching & research. We aim to provide an IT environment that matches the University's international, teaching and research reputation, and which contributes to the realisation of its key institutional strategies. Furthermore we aim to respond to both the changing needs of our constituent users, and the wide diversity of those users through the exploitation of new technologies.

The University of Bath

We are a leading University, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We have been number one in the National Student Survey for two years running. With over 3,300 staff and around 17,000 students, the campus provides a vibrant and rewarding working environment, where innovation and passion for excellence is pursued. We offer a unique and unrivalled working environment. There is a wide range of on-site amenities, including world-class sporting facilities. Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooks the city of Bath.

What we offer

The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work. We are committed to personal and professional development. In addition to this we offer the following employee benefits:

  • 18% employer pension contributions (8% employee contributions)
  • 39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Relaxed work dress
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery and childcare vouchers schemes
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work, fitness plus with our world-class sports training village)
  • Interest free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy services
  • Onsite parking

This is a part time post, working 18.25 hours a week (0.5 FTE).

Further details:

  • Terms of Employment

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Applications should be submitted via our website by clicking the apply link below.