There is a revolution underway in Higher Education - and Lancaster University is leading it. As one of the top Universities in the world, we have always been innovators and our future will be driven by the possibilities created by new technologies.
Digital innovation is at the heart of our strategy and ambition. We are focused on developing new ways of delivering the best experience possible for all our students, whether they are based at our green Campus or studying at home, wherever that may be in the world. Joining us is your chance to help transform who we are and where we are going.
We are searching for a full stack PHP developer to join the Digital Learning team. The main purpose of this role is to deliver and enhance our Learning Management System (Moodle). Responsibilities include designing, coding, reviewing, testing, deploying and maintaining services, code and databases in an open-source Debian environment.
What you will need
The successful candidate must be highly proficient in the required programming language of PHP and have experience of working with Git for source code management and revision control. Experience in the use of configuration management/automation, container orchestration and continuous integration tools would be desirable.
Please refer to the included job description and person specification for further details of essential and desirable qualifications for the role.
So why us?
You would be joining an agile, innovative team working to provide applications and services which have high impact and visibility. We are committed to supporting our new team members and have built an environment that fosters knowledge sharing and consideration of others.
The Campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is only a short distance from the historic city of Lancaster and within an hour’s drive of the lake district, a UNESCO world heritage site. We are:
Encouraging of a positive work/life balance and enable flexible working from home, or elsewhere, whenever appropriate and possible.
Supportive of your personal and professional development; we foster an environment where you will be encouraged to learn new skills and technologies.
Recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package that includes 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and University closure days), a generous pension scheme, and a flexible benefits package that includes options for travel, childcare, wellbeing and the purchase of additional leave.
As a truly global and inclusive university, it is no surprise that Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our staff come from outside of the UK. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.
We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us to understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced developer to have a transformative impact on the student experience of digital learning and further their own career with a global leader in Higher Education.
Please contact Steve Powell (email@example.com), Digital Learning Team Leader, if you have any questions or concerns and would like to informally discuss the role.
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.