Education Development Trust - Software and Systems Developer

Submitted by Jamesersa on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 16:18

Job: Software and Systems Developer
Salary: up to £55,000 per annum
Location: Home based with occasional travel to our Head office in Reading and our regional office in Gateshead.
Benefits: We offer 30 days annual leave (+ bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme, excellent training and development opportunities, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. We also offer a suite of voluntary benefits including a health cash plan, ride to work scheme, and retail discounts.

We are recruiting a Software and Systems Developer for a programme at Education Development Trust called North East Ambition.

What is North East Ambition? 

The North East Ambition programme is designed to support SMEs and micro businesses across the North East to link more effectively with local and national skills initiatives. The programme is a partnership between Education Development Trust and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, building upon the successful North East Ambition pilot.

The North East Ambition programme is a European Social Fund match funded programme that runs from December 2020 – December 2023.

The team will be based in the North East (Gateshead) however the successful candidate can be based anywhere in the UK with the understanding that travel is expected to the office and other locations, based on business needs.

As a Software and Systems Developer, you will carry out design, development, implementation and maintenance of a range of effective and accurate CRM solutions through the process of coding for the Careers & Employability division and other programmes operated by Education Development Trust (Careers) and the wider Trust. Ensure clear documentation as part of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and ensuring security and disaster recovery is maintained whilst ensuring BAU for the organisation.

Essential Experience:

  • An expert knowledge of C# Object Orientated Programming skills .
  • Front line software development support including bug detection and analysis.
  • Creating and implementing test plans both manual and automated and automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting.
  • Strong understanding of the Azure platform and its associated tools; specifically, Developer/Web/Security
  • Developing and optimising complex SQL queries (T-SQL and SQL server-specific functions).
  • Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code
  • Strong understanding of MVC and .Net Core (>3.0)

A full list of the essential and desirable criteria can be found in the Job description.

Closing date: 30th November (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Interviews to take place throughout November and December

This post, as part of the North East Ambition project, is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2020 - 2024 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations. 

 Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

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