Software Developer, Digital & Information Services (ITS189A)

The Applications Management Division of Digital & Information Services provides software systems and tools to support the administration, teaching and research functions at institutional, school and departmental levels across the organisation.Digital & Information Services provides information and communication services for staff and for students at the University of Aberdeen in support of teaching, learning, research and business.

School/Section: Digital & Information Services
Division: IT Services
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323
Ref No: ITS189A
Closing Date: 27-OCT-2019


Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Software Developer to join the Academic Applications Development team.

You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) or have considerable equivalent experience. You should have practical experience working as a Software Developer producing Web Applications in Object-Oriented PHP 5.6+ and the range of related technologies including, but not limited to, HTML5, CSS3 (including Sass), SQL and JavaScript (jQuery and Vue.js or similar).

Knowledge and interest in Virtual Learning Environments is also important with familiarity with Blackboard being preferred. Expertise in developing LTI integrations would be a significant advantage.

You should have a strong software development background, including familiarity with the full development lifecycle. Practical experience of test-driven development is useful, as is an awareness of agile methodologies, ideally Scrum.

You should possess good analytical skills and the ability to confidently interact with a broad range of people. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are a requirement alongside strong organisational skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£33,797 - £40,323 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. The role is a fixed-term engagement ending 31st December 2021, working alongside members of the Academic Applications team on various projects.


Informal enquiries can be made to Mr Scott Reid, Software Development Lead by telephone (01224 43 7008) or email (


This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

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Job Reference Number: ITS189A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 27th October 2019.

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