Full Stack Software Engineer

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Up to £45000
Full Time

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Salary: up to £45,000 per annum when working full time (35 hours)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Bristol preferred but can consider candidates from the London, Oxfordshire or Manchester areas.

We believe in ‘Technology for Good’ – in improving lives through education and research. Our passionate team of people want to make a social impact and challenge conventional thinking as they work on cutting-edge, emerging technologies and solutions – the kind you won’t find anywhere else.

A place of openness and inclusivity, here we don’t just execute – we have the creative freedom and support to ideate, build and see our impact on an entire collective.

No pigeonholes or boxes, we believe great ideas come from everywhere and we’re all driven to live up to our leading reputation.

Not only do we have the opportunity to work at the highest level, but on meaningful projects too. That’s why we look for brave risk-takers – those who are always thinking one step ahead to power our organisation forward, and realise our digital vision.

About you
We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!

We’re ideally looking for someone with:
The motivation and technical capability to continuously learn and exploit new and emerging technologies, techniques and soft skills whilst establishing credibility. and trust with key stakeholders.
You will ideally be able to adapt and drive decisions collaboratively.
Fluency with Java 8 backend development, working with modern Java-based API frameworks such as Spring Boot/Jersey and knowledge of developing and using REST based APIs.
Experience of developing Web based applications using Angular, React or equivalent modern front-end frameworks.
Highly skilled at creating code that is both high quality and easily maintainable.
Experience of designing, developing and supporting enterprise-scale applications within an Agile software product development environment.

The role:
Jisc OpenAthens has the vision to become the world’s most user-friendly information access management experience, helping academics, students, scientists and library patrons gain access to the knowledge they need to achieve great things.

As a Full Stack Software Engineer for one of the OpenAthens development scrum teams you will use your technical skills, knowledge and experience along with your soft skills to work with your scrum team colleagues and stakeholders to continually improve the OpenAthens identity and access management products.

You will be involved in software development end-to-end, which may include backlog refinement, sprint planning, analysis, design, development and testing, and any accompanying continuous improvement process. As a full stack developer, you will contribute to both front-end and back-end software changes.

For more information, please see the attached job description.

Why work at Jisc
We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

We are always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.

Our benefits are great too, We offer:
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)
• Simply health – a health cash plan
• You have the option to join a generous pension scheme
• We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
• We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, our main officers are Bristol, London, Harwell and Manchester so you may need to travel on occasion.

Other stuff you need to know
At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.

Just so you know, we review CV’s as we receive them, and interview as soon as we have applications that look like a good match, we don’t use closing dates. We advertised this role on 23/2/21.

We are fortunate to have technology that allows us to work from home. In line with government guidance, we have temporarily closed our offices so this role will be home based.