University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) is looking for a dynamic and
experienced Web and Database Developer to join its expanding team of
specialists in academic and research technologies. ULCC's Digital Archives and
Research Technologies team is involved in a wide range of projects and
services for the HE and cultural heritage sectors, in the UK and
internationally, including systems for digital archives, libraries and
research repositories. Current and recent projects have included work on
linked data and open-metadata, text-mining, e-books, social networking, Web
and blog archiving, and digital preservation training and consultancy.
Partners and funders have included many of the colleges of University of
London, the JISC, the National Archives, The British Library, the European
Union, AHRC and Mellon Foundation. We predominantly use open-sourceWeb
technologies based on LAMP (including PHP and Perl) and AJAX, including GNU
EPrints, MediaWiki and WordPress.
The successful candidate will be expected to make a substantial contribution
to two exciting new projects developing online tools for collaborative
transcription, extending the work of the award-winning Transcribe Bentham
project, a partnership with University College London. You will also be
expected to contribute to our work on managing digital repositories for many
London-based HEIs, and contribute proactively to new opportunities.
About The Department
ULCC has over 40 years experience of delivering high quality, cost effective
IT services to the UK education and research sector. The staff of 70+
professionals ranges from archivists, designers and e-learning advisers to
programmers and network engineers. ULCC has technical experts and customer
support specialists, enabling delivery of complete solutions.We have a strong
open source and shared services ethos. We provide a full range of e-learning
services to 150 customers with over 1,000,000 users with the Moodle VLE at the
centre. Our innovative personalisation framework for learning also includes
student support and assessment. We provide digital repositories to support the
research and library communities using EPrints software. We have a state of
the art data centre where we provide co-location and managed hosting. We also
provide shared services management information systems.ULCC also develops and
implements the IT strategy for the central University which includes services
for over 50,000 distance learning students in association with the University
of London International Programmes and 3,500 internal students.
The position is for 18 months in the first instance.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is on Thursday, 15
November 2012. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday, 3 December
The University offers membership to the Universities' Superannuation Scheme
Pursuing equal opportunities and excellence in education.
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