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Moodle Front End Developer

£48K -£52K Basic Salary
  • Ref: 3543
  • Permanent
  • Medical insurance, Pension
  • Home-based

A leading University is now seeking a Senior Developer (Front End) to provide technical leadership for the enhancement of and operational support of the University’s core Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle, Lecture Capture System (Echo360) and complementary learning, teaching and assessment solutions (e.g., Mahara ePortfolio, digital assessment tools, etc.). The role holder will provide technical expertise in the development, integration and support of these platforms, troubleshooting issues and applying relevant fixes, creating new features and working with internal stakeholders and external vendors to optimise, provide a coherent and robust service across the University. This is a hybrid working position with site visits required possible only once every 2 months.

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Responsibilities

  • Responding to escalated ServiceNow calls and JIRA bugs with professionalism and timeliness by providing expert advice/operational support to users of the University’s core VLE service (Moodle), Echo360 lecture capture system and complementary digital learning technologies in order for them to utilise systems to their full potential
  • Play a hands-on role as part of a small, specialist team to design, develop, test and maintain high quality web applications and backend/frontend services that fulfil business needs.
  • Working collaboratively to design, develop and test solutions.
  • Write documentation of new processes and products to facilitate knowledge sharing.
  • Strong focus on quality. Define and execute practices such as continuous integration and test-driven development to enable the rapid delivery of working software.
  • Communicating positively with users / customers, avoiding technical jargon - Solving technically complex challenges
  • Applying expertise to issues, implementing clean fixes - Responsible for ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability for data. Following information security and data management policies ensuring, least privilege and information assurance
  •  Ensuring appropriate levels of business continuity are factored into solutions and maintained during the solutions lifecycle - Monitoring of systems and reacting to alerts and abnormal behaviour
  • Liaison and escalation with internal developers and 3rd party vendors

Skills

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills required for project & teamwork, user support & collaboration.
  • Experience of providing user support whilst demonstrating outstanding customer service skills.
  • Analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of Azure cloud environments (Desirable)

Experience

  • An excellent working and technical knowledge plugin development, integrations, etc. of Moodle VLE and Echo360
  • Knowledge of Linux command line development tools and administration
  • Knowledge of up-to-date development methodologies including Agile, version control best practice, test driven development, continuous integration and change control.
  • Experience with PHP, CSS, JavaScript, NodeJS and jQuery Python desirable
  • Experience in implementing REST APIs and designing REST based APIs.
  • Ability to communicate complex technological informationissues across a wide range of audiences with differing technological know-how written and verbally
  • Self-motivation, the ability to work under pressure and to work effectively as part of a team.
  • The ability to quickly learn new skills, solve problems and deliver quality solutions.
  • Good documentation skills.

Education

  • Educated at Degree level or the ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary professional knowledge and skills in a similar or number of different specialist roles
  • PRINCE2 foundation or equivalent Desirable
  • ITIL4 foundation or equivalent Desirable

Qualifications

  • Educated at Degree level or the ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary professional knowledge and skills in a similar or number of different specialist roles
  • PRINCE2 foundation or equivalent Desirable
  • ITIL4 foundation or equivalent Desirable
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