Web Developer

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £30,942-£40,322
  • REF: LF25628
  • Closes: 31st March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Are you a full stack web developer?
  • Would you relish the opportunity to work in Clojure and Clojurescript?
  • Would you like to work on web applications that help tens of thousands of people every month?

The Winton Centre is a unique team at the University of Cambridge dedicated to the clear communication of numbers. We work with organisations like the NHS and government departments who want to communicate numbers clearly. We make all our work Open Source.

We need a full stack web developer, preferably experienced in Clojure/Clojurescript, familiar with Git and CI/CD systems targeting Linux containers. You would be responsible for helping produce our web-based projects, such as the internationally renowned Predict websites (e.g. https://breast.predict.nhs.uk). This would involve developing client-side tools for the presentation of numbers based on algorithms supplied by statisticians or taking information from a database maintained by a collaborator. You will be keen to design Open-source solutions that are simple to understand, maintain and test.

You would be working with the technical lead to produce and deliver these sorts of projects to schedule in a technically stable and secure way, and with the psychologists in the team to understand how users interact with the interfaces.

The ideal post holder is likely a graduate from a numerate discipline with statistical or data visualisation experience who wants to exercise their functional programming skills using Clojure and Clojurescript. Additionally, they would have a familiarity and understanding of basic statistical techniques and visualisations methods, as well as common statistical software.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mike Pearson (gmp26@cam.ac.uk).

If you have any queries regarding the application process please email: LF25628@maths.cam.ac.uk

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With your application, please upload a full curriculum vitae and covering letter, including links to sites as appropriate. The contact details of two referees will be required. Please ensure that your referees supply references by the closing date and are made aware that they may be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Please quote reference LF25628 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Further information

  • Further particulars: Web Developer Winton Centre

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