Job Advert – Sakai Developer


Title:  Senior Programmer – Sakai Developer (Java)

Salary:  £36,715 -£43,840 (If no suitable applicant is forthcoming, an appointment on the scale £28,983 – £35646 (with an appropriate adjustment of duties) may be considered.)

Note that this could be arranged as a year-long secondment if desired.

Do you have:

  1. Extensive knowledge of Java, Tomcat, Spring, SQL, Hibernate, XML and version control systems?
  2. Enthusiasm for designing and building new software for learning.
  3. Proven ability to work well with senior academics and IT specialists
  4. Excellent communication, presentation, planning and organisational skills?
  5. Experience of developing the Sakai collaborative learning environment?

If so, you may be the person we are looking for to join our VLE (WebLearn) team.

You will work alongside other VLE developers and learning technology support officers in the Learning Technologies Group (LTG) within OUCS to develop the service and support the requirements of our growing user community.

As an experienced developer you will be responsible for planning, managing, designing, testing and documenting major software developments.

If you have a track record of successful Open Source code development and the enthusiasm to keep abreast of new developments please submit your application.

The LTG forms an important section within Oxford University Computing Services (, and is home to many interesting initiatives to support teaching and research.  Benefits include flexible working, a good pension, excellent career prospects and holiday provision.

This post is offered for one year in the first instance – it should be possible to offer this as a “year-long secondment”.   Please obtain further details and an application form from (

Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday 27th September 2010.  Interviews will be held on Monday 11th October 2010.

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