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Lead Developer

About us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Technology is a central function headed up by the Chief Information Officer, providing technology services globally across the Press.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced JavaScript developer.  You will be part of the Global Technology department which plays a vital role in delivering robust, innovative and user-focused solutions in response to business requirements.

This role sits within a new team working on the development of a global CMS capability which is of strategic importance to OUP and will be used by people and platforms around the world.

You will be joining OUP at an exciting time as we adopt agile and align the business with the Scaled Agile Framework. This role provides an opportunity to help shape a new team and our agile development capability as a whole.

You will help us deliver high quality and innovative solutions by:

  • Being involved in the full software development lifecycle - from inception to build to deployment.
  • Creating a great user experience by writing well-designed and efficient code.
  • Delivering high-quality and robust solutions by performing functional and non-functional testing.
  • Understanding business requirements to assess feasibility and determine acceptance criteria.
  • Writing and maintaining sufficient documentation for others to follow.

Building on your existing skills you will be encouraged to further develop specialist knowledge in relevant programming languages, tools and techniques and to demonstrate how these can be applied to further drive innovation and improvement. You will help your colleagues and Oxford University Press to grow by sharing your expertise and providing technical advice and guidance to others.

Applications will be accepted 8 May 2018 to 7 June 2018.

About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience of providing technical direction to a team of developers.
  • Exceptional skills in both client side and server side JavaScript/NodeJS applications.
  • Extensive experience of JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as Angular, React, Express or jQuery, gained while delivering multiple projects.
  • Experience of using at least one unit testing framework, such as Mocha, Chai or Jasmine, on a commercial project.
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 and broader web technologies including Ajax, data formats, internet protocols, proxy caching and internet security.
  • Applied experience of creating and consuming web-services (REST/SOAP), including those provided by third parties.
  • Experience with various source control systems, particularly Git/GitHub.
  • Previous experience of working in an Agile environment, implementing projects in Scrum.
  • Knowledge of common design patterns and strong OOP knowledge.
  • Ability to identify and satisfy functional and non-functional requirements acquired through projects in which applications have been made accessible, scalable, secure and performant.

Desirable experience:

  • CMS (Content Management systems), especially Cloud CMS.
  • Transactional ecommerce systems in both B2B and B2C environments, particularly Konakart.
  • Collaborative Working with remote, global teams.
  • Architecting and hosting applications within a cloud-based environment (preferably AWS).
  • Application containerisation, such as the use of Docker.
  • Continuous integration set up and tooling, such as Jenkins.
  • Alternative programming languages, ideally Java, J2EE or JSP.
  • Use of the Linux command line.
  • Familiarity with performing the Scrum Master role.


Please contact if you have any queries relating to this position.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Global Technology
  • Department:
    Platforms SDC
  • Closing Date:
    7 June 2018
  • Salary:
    Salary up to £57,000 p/a depending on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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