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Software Developer (Inside IR35) | Ref: PIP0004588

Job Description

Research England are now looking for a REF Software Developer whose role will be to deliver the software components of the REF IT systems. Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you've never met and solve problems you didn't even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we're here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles. As a Software Developer your main responsibilities would be: + Building accessible interfaces to web services to serve a variety of REF needs, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce + Building RESTful web services to serve a variety of REF needs, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce + Building automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment + Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team, both developers and non-developers + Participating in-house (2nd line) support + Following best practice guidelines and help to improve those guidelines

Candidate Description

  • Writing clean, secure and well-tested code. You'll have relevant experience in: + Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 or later + C#, ASP.Net, MVC 4/5 + ASP.Net Web API 2 and ASP.Net Core REST services. + You will have experience in front-end and/or back-end development, with detailed knowledge of at least one programming language. + You should have experience of collaborating with developers, QA staff, managers and users to determine requirements and/or resolve problems. + You must be educated to graduate level (preferably a computer science or maths degree) or equivalent and have experience of working within an agile multi-disciplined development team.

Employer Description

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, with the most recent exercise concluding in 2014. HEFCE delivered REF 2014 on behalf of the four UK funding bodies and the results have driven the annual distribution of approximately £2 billion of research funding to UK universities.