Business Applications Group Leader

Website DiamondLightSou  Diamond Light Source 

Business Area: Software
Full Time Salary: £60k-£73k
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Provisional Interview Dates: 15th August – stage 1 and 21st August – stage 2
Closing Date: 08/08/2019
Ref No: 10204

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A new software group leader is required to play an important role in the realisation of the future vision of a world-leading scientific facility in Oxfordshire.

Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world. Our organisation houses the UK’s synchrotron light source that produces beams of light, to probe the structure and composition of matter. From viruses and vaccines, to alternative energy solutions and nanotechnology, it underpins research and innovation for more than 8000 scientists, with over 90 research organisations already utilising its unique services.

You will be joining our successful software and computing department to build and direct a business applications software group. Responsible for a fully-skilled development group you will implement and support a variety of advanced and bespoke solutions using the latest techniques. The group will not only provide enhancements to our evolving business processes, but also advise and develop principles, concepts and solutions to bring web based software solutions into the domain of the facility’s users.

As the successful candidate, you will show experience and aptitude in leading a team, developing solutions in a variety of software technology suites and arenas. Your core technical knowledge will cover modern web technologies and toolkits largely within a combination in-house provisioned environment and service based. An understanding of cloud and mobile technology solutions, processing and access would be highly desirable.  You are adept at Agile development sprints and have a solid understanding of security, authentication and system-to-system interfacing solutions.

As a brand new position and group, you will have a unique opportunity to make an immediate impact within Diamond and be instrumental in delivering Diamond’s mission-critical software solutions. You will join us at our world leading facility, where highly-advanced technology and a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities are at your disposal.

Diamond is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their skills and experience. Company benefits include flexible working arrangements, an industry-leading pension scheme, onsite library and restaurant, childcare vouchers and a generous holiday entitlement.

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Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

To apply for this job please visit vacancies.diamond.ac.uk.