Senior Developer

Faculty of Medicine Centre

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 08th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £49,482 - £59,582
  • REF: MED02762
  • Closes: 22nd November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Developer in the Faculty Education Office (Medicine). We are looking for an experienced PHP Developer to join our Faculty team. You will be contributing to the continual development, delivery and maintenance of an ePortfolio created in PHP. Other duties will include helping with technical customer support queries via our internal ticket system and writing support documentation for both technical and non-technical end users.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Along with the Learning Technology Lead, contribute to the continued development of our bespoke web portal, which includes our ePortfolio and Tutor Dashboard
    • Lead the development of 3rd party APIs for 3rd party applications, typically using the WordPress REST API
    • Ensure our application ecosystem has redundancy built in and help define our disaster recovery process
    • Ensure our in-house software is secure, scalable, versioned and appropriately documented
    • Review current development procedures and practices and suggest improved workflow and processes
  • Coordinate with the Senior Learning Technologist and Learning Technology Lead regarding requirements for minor and major improvements to existing software services

Essential requirements

    • a degree in computer science or equivalent PHP development experience
    • substantial experience in WordPress plugin and theme development
    • experience of developing APIs
    • a good understanding of data visualisation techniques and user interface design.
  • experience of delivering projects to high standards with minimal supervision to tight deadlines.

Further information

This is a Full Time & Fixed Term post for 24 months based at the South Kensington Campus with occasional visits to other campuses.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Alex Furr, Learning Technology Lead at

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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