Information Systems & Application Development Manager
Post Details
Job Title
Information Systems & Application Development Manager
Post Number
1004257
Closing Date
26 May 2022
Grade
SC5
Starting Salary
Competitive salary
Hours per week
37
Months Duration
Indefinite
Interview Date
08 Jun 2022

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

The Information Systems & Application Development Manager will deliver the systems analysis, ongoing support and development and implementation of both in- house and commercial applications.
Management and development of NBI's Data warehouse based on Microsoft SQL server.
Coding applications.

Key Relationships

The post holder will lead a small team and interact with key stakeholders across other support departments as well as customers within the Scientific Institutes. There will be a requirement to work with software suppliers during system implementations, system upgrades and issue resolution.

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Percentage
Support & development of existing code-base/databases
35
Define standards and maintain industry best practice in areas of responsibility. Project-manage core application upgrades while maintaining interoperability & functionality e.g., Finance system, HR system. Identify and define future needs of and modifications to supported applications, the NBI data warehouse and in-house-developed software.
25
Coding applications, database design
15
Data manipulation & transformation
10
Managing/supervising other members of the team. Providing expertise & guidance in the areas of database design and application development.
10
As agreed with the line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post
5

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
Degree in relevant subject or additional relevant experience
Essential

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
SQL Database design, implementation and administration
Essential
Knowledge of HR & Finance procedures
Essential
High degree of computer literacy
Essential
Expertise in Web application development
Essential
Expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery
Essential
Proven problem-solving skills
Essential
Ability to define and implement best practice industry standards
Essential
Back-end processes of HR, Payroll & Finance systems
Desirable

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Significant experience in systems analysis, system implementation, database design and programming
Essential
Significant project management experience in the field of implementing/upgrading major software packages
Essential
Ability to motivate, manage and support the development of team members, including objective setting and reviews
Essential
Experience in management of IT software development
Essential
Version control system (ideally GIT)
Desirable

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Establishes credibility and demonstrates excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Essential
Customer focussed by anticipating and meeting their needs
Essential
Meticulous and thorough
Essential
Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
Essential
The ability to interact at both a technical and non-technical level
Essential
Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well as part of a team
Essential
Confidently works with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external
Essential
Promotes and strives for continuous improvement
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Partnership, ensuring it is a great place to work
Essential
Able to present a positive image of self and the Partnership
Essential
Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required to meet the needs of the department
Essential

Who We Are

NBI Partnership

The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All of these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 Research Staff, Students and Visiting Scientists who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory are registered charities (No’s 223852, 1058499, 1136213 and 106550) and are Equal Opportunity Employers.

For more information about working at NBI Partnership, please click here.

Department

Computing

Group Details

The Computing and Information Services Department has 18 staff meeting the IT needs of 4 Scientific Institutes and also provides system administration support to the HR, Finance and Facilities teams. The Department has 3 teams covering Computing Infrastructure, Desktop Support and Information Systems & Application Development.

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Information Systems & Application Development Manager 

The NBI Partnership has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Manager to join our Computing and Information Services Department, providing dynamic IT and systems support to our internationally renowned research organisations.  

Background 

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes are a cluster of research organisations, working to tackle major challenges of the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment, our food supplies and healthy ageing. 

The NBI Partnership provides high quality, non-scientific support services for the diverse community of staff, students and visiting workers at the Institutes (the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and Quadram Institute Bioscience) and for the NBI Partnership.

Based on the Norwich Research Park amongst 230 hectares of parkland, you will be joining a committed, professional and welcoming team.  In addition, you will enjoy a competitive salary and annual leave, our defined contribution pension scheme, excellent recreational facilities and a range of other employee benefits.

The Computing and Information Services Department has 18 staff meeting the IT needs of 4 Scientific Institutes and also provides system administration support to the HR, Finance and Facilities teams. The Department has 3 teams covering Computer Infrastructure, Desktop Support and Information Systems & Application Development.
 
The role 

This varied role is a key part of our service delivery. Leading our Information Systems & Applications Development Team, the role and will interact with stakeholders across the NBIP departments, software suppliers and our customers within the Scientific Institutes. The role will ensure the team delivers on coding applications, supporting and implementing systems, data analysis, empowering our users and providing them with ongoing support.  

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in management of IT software development, management of developers, and be able to demonstrate significant experience in systems analysis, system implementation, database design and programming. You will have expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery and Web application development. A knowledge of HR and Finance back – end business processes would be highly advantageous.  
 
Additional information  

We offer a competitive salary, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post offered on an indefinite basis.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence.

The NBI Partnership is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent, and welcome all applications.

The closing date for applications will be 26th May 2022.