Software Developer

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Hybrid - Any of our hubs - UK
From £32,000 per annum (negotiable depending on experience)
Full Time

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Software Developer
Salary: From £32,000 per annum (negotiable depending on experience)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hybrid - flexibility to work from home or at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Manchester and Harwell)

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We believe education and research improves lives, and technology improves education and research.

Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research and our mission is to power and empower our members with the technology and data they need to succeed. We know that digital technology has the ability to transform the student experience. We have the experience, expertise and know-how to drive that transformation.

About the role:
As a member of a scrum team leading on development and ensuring that quality is built into our product by working closely with the Product Owner and other stakeholders.

Communication, technical knowledge and coding ability are key skills needed for this role. Ideally, you’ll be a full stack developer and able to demonstrate some of these key skills we'd expect you to bring to the role:

• Write reusable, testable and scalable code to a high standard.
• Collaborative pair programming sharing knowledge.
• Experience of working as an integral part of a scrum team.
• Actively learns, adopts, and shares knowledge on best practices of software development and testing.
• Ability to implement solutions that always considers security and maintainability.
• Work with users, product owners and team members to understand requirements, and help translate these into development tasks.
• Demonstrate application features to users, either face to face, or remotely.
• Follow internal processes and standards for managing software development across its lifecycle, from initial design to regular feature releases and bug fixes.
• Understands and seeks to create CI/CD and infrastructure as code.
• Consistently provides accurate estimates to deliver on time and within estimate.
• Consistently delivers quality work that passes QA standards, in most cases, first time.
• Conducts manual and automated tests against work to ensure it meets customer expectations.
• Works with the team to expand knowledge and experience and retain this to help onboard new starters.

The Team:
The Software Development Group works closely with the different product families in Jisc to create products that meet their vision and the users’ requirements. Focussing on technical innovation and software delivery, we pride ourselves on building the right thing and building the thing right. We do this using agile methodologies, with continuous testing, architecting, integration, delivery, and validated learning.

Key Skills and Experience:
• C#, SQL, GitHub, Azure DevOps
• Follow best practices OWASP, SOLID, DRY, etc.
• Ability to develop expertise in new languages and technologies as required.
• An ability to explore technology solutions across the technology stack.
• At least two years’ experience in a software development environment

Please refer to the job description for full details.

Don’t meet every single requirement?
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’re looking for, go ahead and apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!

Why work at Jisc:
At Jisc, everyone plays a key role and gets the chance to feel part of it, that to us is the definition of a meaningful career. We want to create a culture of lifelong learning. You can look forward to a rewarding job with opportunities to develop and make a real difference to the education and research sectors.

We celebrate diversity, embrace our differences and know that this is critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive and we are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.

At Jisc we believe a balance between your personal and professional life is essential to your happiness and fulfilment. We work flexibly at Jisc and focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life.

We offer hybrid working and although the majority of our staff work from home, getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can. If you prefer an office environment all our hubs are open and offer a great space to work.

Our benefits are great too. We offer:
• Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
• 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and an additional three closure days over Christmas
• A generous pension scheme with above average employer contributions
• A range of leave options, including parental leave, volunteer leave and even career breaks.
• A generous budget to attend conferences and in-person training
• Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
• A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
• Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment, plus your own Wellbeing allowance to spend on wellbeing for you
• Financial well-being support
• Discounts on big-name high-street stores
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee recognition awards and travel loans

Equality, diversity and inclusion
At Jisc, we strive to be best in practice and are working hard to achieve progressive change. ‘Always inclusive’ is one of our six guiding principles - a principle which actively encourages acceptance of differences within individuals.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodivergence, trans status, veteran status or gender identity.

Application process:
Please do let us know what reasonable adjustments you need made to the application or selection process so you can do your best. We will be happy to help you.

Just so you know, we review CVs as soon as we can and aim to provide an update on your application within 4 weeks of receiving it. However, the Jisc Talent team are so super-efficient that you may hear from us a lot sooner, so please keep an eye out for our emails or calls! No doubt this has convinced you that Jisc is an amazing company to work for, so apply now so you don’t miss out.
We advertised this role on 14.03.23