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These are job opportunities which have been posted in the last 7 days.

Current Vacancies (External)

ACADEMIC RELATED 

Human Resources Partner

Human Resources Division, Based in Milton Keynes

31,342 - 37,394, Temporary maternity cover until end of July 2016

circulation date : 27/03/2015

closing date : 10/04/2015

We have an opportunity for an interim HR Partner to join our team of HR professionals providing advice and guidance to our clients.

With a relevant CIPD or equivalent HR qualification you will have substantial experience in all aspects of generalist HR including recruitment, selection, performance management and absence management. You will also need to be confident in the use of change management techniques.

If you can demonstrate an understanding of business drivers and have experience of working in a partnership role to deliver an outcome-focussed service, we would like to hear from you.

For detailed information, and how to apply, please contact Tracey Fitzgerald on the email link below:-

Closing date: Noon 10 April 2015

email: TF@wallacehind.com Tracey Fitzgerald

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11005



Test Team Lead x 2

Information Technology

31,342 - 37,394; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/03/2015

closing date : 17/04/2015

We are seeking a number of experienced Test Team Leads to lead matrix test teams within our in house capability, which is currently undergoing a transformation to an Agile SDLC.

You will lead the testing activities on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that they are on track and being delivered to the required level of quality.

As Test Team Lead you will be able to use a variety of testing techniques, methodologies and tools to deliver high quality Agile driven software testing. You will be familiar with manual and automated testing, including the building of automated test frameworks using Selenium.

You will require experience In overseeing test preparation and test execution within an Agile SDLC. Utilisation and administration of appropriate test tooling (Microsoft Test Manager, TFS, and Selenium) ensuring that defined success criteria is adhered too. You will be driving the adaptation of automated test tooling within SCRUM teams. ISEB/ISTQB Foundation certificate in software testing is required.

Closing date: Midday 17 April 2014. Interview date: tbc.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 11174



Development Team Leader

Information Technology

38,511 - 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/03/2015

closing date : 14/04/2015

We are looking for a versatile, business-focused Developer and Team Leader to work on business change projects in the Student Systems Development section of the IT department. You will bring considerable technical and Agile expertise to bear on developing the next generation of the Open University (OU) systems.

You will have experience of working with a multidisciplinary development team is a requirement, practising Agile/Scrum in a development environment of C#.NET, preferably in the .NET 4 Framework.

You will also have a good knowledge of Oracle is also desirable but it is essential to have a good knowledge of working with Relational Database technologies. Experience of JavaScript is desirable.

It is important that anyone interested in this role should enjoy working collaboratively, and have a flexible approach.

Closing date 14 April 2015.

email: it-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11164



Head of Test & Quality Assurance

Information Technology

48,743 - 54841; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/03/2015

closing date : 20/04/2015

We are seeking an experienced Head of Test & Quality Assurance to lead an in house test capability.

You will define and drive best practises in Quality Assurance and test and be a champion for the adoption of the Agile SDLC.

As the Head of Test & Quality Assurance you will have a background in Test Management and developing test strategies incorporating test automation and performance testing. Working across multiple delivery streams you will have experience of providing integrated testing solutions using a multitude of technologies.

You will require specific senior level experience of managing testing within a medium to large organisation, ideally in Digital/e-commerce sector. You will be familiar with Test Automation and Performance testing - Ideally with several market leading and/or opensource tools, Agile SDLC, Release Management, Continuous Integration and Delivery. Also with Strong Integration and end-to-end testing knowledge and performance improvement mind-set underpinned by strong metrics/data analysis approach. You will be experienced in line management to include Training and Mentoring.

Closing date: Midday 20 April 2015. Interview date: tbc.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 11171



Test Manager

Information Technology

38,511 - 45,954; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/03/2015

closing date : 17/04/2015

We are seeking an experienced Test Manager to join our in house testing capability, which is currently undergoing a transformation to an Agile SDLC.

You will drive the capability of the team and also shape the testing practice in line with projected demand for the test function and changing business needs. You will be managing multiple testing projects within a shared complex architecture, resulting in the need to resolve environment contention issues.

You will act as an advocate for the importance of the testing function across the business and in the adoption of the Agile SDLC. You will drive the further adoption of testing automation, including complex frameworks using a multitude of tools.

You will require specific senior level experience of Test Management within an Agile SDLC. You will be experienced in introducing and managing Quality Assurance processes. ISEB/ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate would be desirable.

Closing date: Midday 17 April 2014. Interview date: tbc.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 11176



Lead Developer

Information Technology

38,511 - 45,954,Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/03/2015

closing date : 14/04/2015

We are looking for a versatile, business-focused, Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)SOA developer to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. You will bring their technical and expertise to bear on developing the next generation of the Open University (OU) systems with an emphasis on providing excellent middleware development.

You will be working in a development team designing, developing, deploying, testing and maintaining technical assets in an SOA environment, e.g., Service Business Adapters, web services and integration, therefore you require demonstrable experience in these areas.

You will have demonstrable familiarity with SOA technology design and implementation, strong Java/J2EE, JMS, XML, XSLT, XQUERY, XSD, SOAP, REST, WSDL are also required as is experience of Automated testing.

You will also have experience of Oracle Fusion Middleware and hands on expertise with Oracle Service Bus but this is not essential.

It is important that anyone interested in this role should enjoy working collaboratively, have a flexible approach.

Closing date: 14 April 2015

email: it-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11165



Developer

Information Technology

31,342 - 37,394, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/03/2015

closing date : 14/04/2015

The Open University's IT Development team are looking for a Developer experienced in .NET technologies. The role includes analysing and applying code changes to the software applications managed by the area, including the university's student enquiry websites, administration systems, and enterprise content management solution and media creation applications. You will need experience in software development using .NET and XML, and Javascript. Knowledge of Java programming and content management principles would be an advantage as would working to Agile principles.

Closing date: 14 April 2015

email: it-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11163



Senior IT Project Manager

Information Technology

48,743 - 54,841, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/03/2015

closing date : 14/04/2015

We are looking for a Senior IT Project Manager to work within the IT Project Services function, reporting to the Head of Operational Delivery. This role is to provide dynamic leadership to a large and diverse portfolio of projects and will include the management of a team of IT Project Managers.

The role requires a high degree of leadership, excellent technical knowledge and a managerial perspective to work effectively across the University. You will be responsible for providing services and delivering value to the organisation's portfolio of strategic IT projects by making an active contribution to all aspects of planning; providing guidelines, scheduling, estimating, cost management and risk assessment.

You will have demonstrable and proven experience of planning and managing a portfolio of medium to large IT projects and excellent organisational ability is essential. You will need to evidence innovative leadership and management skills and an ability to drive change to completion.

You will be fully conversant with best practice project management methodologies; both waterfall and agile, and you must have demonstrable experience of successful delivery of complex IT systems, working both with internal and external stakeholders.

You will work closely with other IT managers in a matrix environment, so must have strong communication skills and be able to build relationships across departmental and organisational boundaries. An ability to influence and negotiate with colleagues outside of the immediate team is essential.

Closing date: 14 April 2015

email: it-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11160



Developer

Information Technology

31,342 - 37,394, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/03/2015

closing date : 14/04/2015

We are looking for a versatile, business-focused front end developer to work on business change projects in the Development section of the IT department. You will bring your technical and expertise to bear on developing the next generation of the Open University (OU) systems with an emphasis on providing excellent web design and development.

You will have experience of working in a development environment comprising C#.NET preferably in the .NET 4 Framework. Strong jQuery and JavaScript skills as well as the ability to build XHTML and HTML5 compliant mark-up and a good understanding of CSS2/CSS are also required. Experience of Automated testing using tools such as NUnit and Selenium and familiarity with Entity Framework, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and enabling technologies, particularly WCF are also expected.

A good knowledge of Oracle is also desirable but it is essential that you will have a good knowledge of working with Relational Database technologies.

It is important that anyone interested in this role should enjoy working collaboratively, and have a flexible approach

Closing date 14 April 2015.

email: it-recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please quote reference 11162



IT Project Managers x 3

Information Technology

38,511- 45,954, Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 24/03/2015

closing date : 14/04/2015

We are seeking three highly skilled hands-on IT Project Managers with a genuine track record of successful project delivery on a broad range of complex and varied project assignments.

You will ideally be self-motivated individuals who relish the challenge presented by change projects which deliver real and tangible bottom-line value. Working within a team of professional IT Project Managers in a matrixes environment to deliver projects through the full project lifecycle, candidates should be strong team players and communicators who can confidently drive projects forward.

Although experience of successful project delivery using Agile and waterfall methods will be highly advantageous, of equal relevance will be the candidates' drive and determination to develop and enhance their Project Management skills. You will also need to demonstrate excellent influencing, negotiation and relationship-building skills with a positive, delivery-focussed can-do attitude.

Closing date: 14 April 2015

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 11159



SUPPORT STAFF 

Test Analyst x 8

Information Technology

25,513 - 30,434; Based in Milton Keynes

circulation date : 27/03/2015

closing date : 17/04/2015

We are seeking a number of experienced Test Analysts to join our in house testing capability, which is currently undergoing a transformation to an Agile SDLC.

You will be working within Agile SCRUM teams as part of a mixed manual/automation based test delivery. Under the direction of the test team lead, you will undertake test analysis, execution, reporting and defect management duties. There will be occasions when you will need to be self-autonomous and the testing SME within the SCRUM team

You will have experience In hands-on testing of functional testing including System, SIT, UAT and regression testing, both manual and automated. You will also have an awareness of modern testing methodologies, practices and approaches and strong understanding of the Agile SDLC. You will be reviewing success criteria for accuracy, clarity and completeness. You will test tooling including the test management and automation tools (Microsoft Test Manager, TFS, Selenium). An ISEB or ISTQB Foundation Certificate in software testing or equivalent qualification is desirable.

Closing date: Midday 17 April 2015. Interview date: tbc.

email: IT-Recruitment@open.ac.uk 

An application form and further particulars are available from the links located above.

Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.



Please quote reference 11170