E-services web developer – KTP Associate

By Jan.29, 2012

Overview of job

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Computer Science, Software Engineering or strongly related field graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate in organic search engine optimisation; e-services process development; and interactive website development. The project will provide opportunity for the successful candidate to deal with issues of systems design and integration with the goal of implementing an innovative business system. Candidates with interests in areas including Web2.0 development, the mobile delivery of services and information security are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will undertake a 2-year collaborative project between Freeclaim Solicitors, a leading professional services firm, and University of Salford (Salford Business School). The post will be based in South Manchester, and the post holder will take a leading role in developing the firm’s online business to innovate in the marketplace, increase efficiencies, profitability, increase new clients, develop new systems and deliver an enhanced service.

The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist e-business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from commercial and academic mentors. The KTP Associate will benefit from a Personal Development Budget of £4,000 and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a postgraduate research qualification.

Purpose and key responsibilities of job

The KTP will enable the partnership to meet the technical challenges and provide the technical capability and strategic focus to deliver a fast, convenient, secure and interactive client service. The project will develop and operationalise e-Law through:
– Detailed review and audit of current service offering
– Development and implementation of a workable E-Law prototype
– Development and implementation of E-Law beta system
– E-Law full system release
– Review and Evaluation

Qualifications, skills and competencies required

Candidates should possess (or be near completion of) an Honours degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a strongly-related discipline at 1st or 2.1 standards. The candidate should be self-motivated with an ability to work independently and to tight deadlines within a dynamic and small team environment. In addition, s/he must have strong programming skills as well as a genuine enthusiasm for applying advanced computing techniques to a real-world problem. Strong knowledge and understanding of programming languages are essential. Team working and flexibility will be a key requirement.

  • Contract type – Fixed Term
  • Duration of contract (state number of weeks or months) – 24 months
  • Hours -Full time
  • Closing date – 24 Apr 2012
  • Salary – £23,870 – £24,710

Apply online going through University of Salford HR pages