Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Senior Solutions Developer (Digital Experience)

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  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 112.23kb)
  • About ARU:

    ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. ARU holds a Gold award for the quality of its education, awarded through the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

    ARU's research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world leading. We are the largest provider of Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care students in the East of England, and we are also among the UK's leading universities for degree apprenticeship provision, working with hundreds of employers across the UK.

    About the role:

    This is an exciting opportunity to support the University in achieving its strategic objectives by working in the Digital Experience Development team as a Senior solution developer.

    Digital Experience is an established and well-formed team. This role will assist in delivering solutions for the external website, in Sitecore CMS, primarily using technical skills in C# .Net, MVC, Web-Services, web-APIs.

    We use an agile approach to our software development, organising our work using agile methodologies. We are also exploring how we can use DevOps into what we do, following the recent successes we have had using Azure DevOps.

    You will be involved in many of the activities within the software development lifecycle, including designing, developing and unit-testing to ensure solutions are delivered to a high level of quality that add real value.

    As an excellent communicator with substantial and relevant experience as a software developer, you will have worked with a range of technologies and possess logical analysis and team working experience.

    Key Skills

  • C# .net (Framework & Core)
  • Entity Framework
  • Web-Services/API
  • MVC
  • SQL-Server
  • Desirable Skills

  • Sitecore CMS Development
  • Agile/Scrum
  • GIT
  • You will have a degree and appropriate level of experience and evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the role or be part qualified in a relevant professional qualifications appropriate to the specific role being appointed to and appropriate level of experience and evidence of CPD. Experience in Agile/Scrum software development and object-oriented programming techniques are essential for the role.

    Informal enquiries can be made to David Fowler, Lead Solution Developer of the Digital Experience Development team at [email protected]

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that ARU will carry out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

    Job details


    Senior Solutions Developer (Digital Experience)


    Anglia Ruskin University


    United Kingdom


    May 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 22, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Anglia Ruskin University is amongst the most prestigious universities located in East Anglia, United Kingdom. The origins of the university can be traced back to the year 1858 when John Ruskin founded the Cambridge School of Art. With time, the Essex Institute of Higher Education merged with Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology to form Anglia Polytechnic. In 1992, it was named as Anglia Polytechnic University, and in 2005, it was renamed as Anglia Ruskin University. Keeping in mind the overall development of the university, over a period of time, it invested more than £115 million on its campuses.

    Based in East Anglia, the university has four campuses and partner institutes in the country as well as in international locations. University's four campuses are located in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough, and London. Its flagship Cambridge campus is home to high-tech clinical skills labs, which also include mock hospital areas. Initially based in the city center, the Chelmsford campus moved to a new location in the year 1992. One of the main highlights of this riverside campus is the School of Medicine, which was set up in 2018 and is the foremost such school in Essex. The Chelmsford campus also boasts of its Queen's building, which was opened by none other than the Queen herself.

    The Guild House Peterborough campus, which was established in the year 2011, specializes in social and healthcare courses and is dedicated to training professionals of the corresponding field. Located in proximity to the city center, this campus has a strength of nearly 1200 students. The London campus was founded in 2015 and offers different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In order to mark its presence in the UK and globally, the university partnered with a number of different institutions in the country, as well as across the world. Within the UK, it joined hands with University Centre West Anglia and University Centre Peterborough, while overseas, it entered into partnerships with colleges of different countries like India, Malaysia, Mauritius.

    The university offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in different fields, keeping in mind the diverse requirements. There are postgraduate research courses available at the university as well, during which students can access modern facilities and gain hands-on experience. In addition, the university offers different part-time and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which are particularly for working professionals. With the distance learning facility, students can gain access to study resources and online workshops.

    The university has more than 1,00,000 alumni present in 165 nations, who are working in different spheres. Some of the notable alumni are Chris Beckett (academic and author), Angela Hartnett (entrepreneur), Ian Miller (English footballer), Tony Palladino (English cricketer), and Barbara Yung (Hong Kong actress).

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