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Development Group Manager

The University Computing Service is forming a small team of software developers to work on a variety of projects, both service-based and internal. We are recruiting an experienced developer to lead this group, which will consist of a mixture of permanent staff and short-term contractors.

Most but not all development will be on Unix based platforms, but applicants should have experience in more than one development environment and platform. The majority of projects are anticipated to be database-driven web applications, and substantial experience with the relevant software development tools in this area is essential.

The successful applicant will have line-management and administrative responsibility for the team, including specifying the details of the contracted work, monitoring progress and quality control.

Much of the development work will use open source software, and the manager will also be responsible for ensuring any developments are fed back to the international development community.

This is a permanent appointment at Grade 9, subject to a nine months satisfactory probation period, on a salary scale of £32,795-£41,544 with initial salary depending on experience. The University offers many benefits to its staff including a final-salary pension scheme (USS), a variety of facilities and services, and opportunities for training and career development. The closing date for applications is Friday 13 April 2007. It is intended that interviews will be held during the week beginning Monday 23 April 2007.