A major city based college seeks to appoint a high calibre IT Programmer to work on the continuing development of the integrated research information systems, which include the CRIS (Current Research Information System) and its interface with their bespoke Institutional Repository (IR) and other related systems supporting research in College.
Internal Working Relationships
The work programme for the successful candidates will be under the direction of the Programme Manager, Research Informatics. The post-holder will work closely with the IT Services Management Team, team leaders and staff, and with Library, Academic, Research and Administrative staff in the College. He/She will also liaise with the College’s Web Office to deliver web-based content in a consistent manner and in accordance with existing web templates.
The duties of the role, which require a significant degree of team working, will include the following:
• Systems development, implementation and support throughout the entire lifecycle;
• Support and continuing development of the existing RSS and its interface with the university’s Institutional Repository;
• Production and maintenance of documentation;
• Development of suitable web-based interfaces and reports for end users;
• Production of testing plans;
• Testing configuration of purchased systems, data conversion, system integration;
• Testing of developed software, enhancements and bug fixes;
• Installation of application software;
• Working on changes to systems as required, and
• Other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Candidates must have:
• A formal 3rd level qualification in a relevant IT-related discipline;
• A minimum of three years’ relevant post-qualification experience in a relevant area.
Knowledge & Experience
To be considered for these positions, candidates should have proven knowledge and experience:
• Strong technical knowledge and experience in the design and development of Oracle-based systems and in using the Oracle environment and tools.
• Technical knowledge and experience of Portals, Web development and delivery of information through web-based interfaces, using appropriate tools and technologies;
Proven knowledge and experience of the following technologies:
• CRIS and related research information management systems.
• SQL, SQL Server;
• Oracle APEX;
• Proven knowledge and experience of formal systems development methods;
• Some exposure to formal project management methods, would be an advantage;
• Ideally some knowledge of typical systems used in academic environments and of the university environment and culture.
The ideal candidates will also have:
Knowledge of, and experience in some or all, of the following technologies:
• Oracle BI;
• Modern application servers, including Apache, IIS, OAS, etc;
• Web services (SOAP, REST).
• Doxxy (packaged Apex application)
Skills & Competencies
Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae should show evidence of the following:
• Ability to work as part of a team and on multiple projects;
• Proven ability to work to deadlines;
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and customers;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
• Effective report writing;
• Keen to learn with an ability to acquire new skills;
• Flexible and adaptable; from time to time the successful post-holders may be required to work outside normal hour, by prior arrangement.
• Attention to detail and quality;
• Relevant work experience.
To apply for the Oracle Developer role please contact Ian Donnelly on 01 662 1000.