[data.edu.au] Fwd: Come work for data.ac.uk!

David F. Flanders dff.okfn at gmail.com
Sat Aug 24 04:16:54 UTC 2013

I'm passing this along to the group to show some of the progress of our
sister website data.ac.uk!

Well done Chris, great to see your team growing :)

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From: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: 22 August 2013 23:39
Subject: Come work for data.ac.uk!
To: DATA-AC-UK at jiscmail.ac.uk

 I'm very excited to be able to announce that we are looking to hire
someone to work on equipment.data.ac.uk

The job spec. has been carefully written, as we know we are unlikely to get
someone already an expect in all the skills we need. What we need is
someone who can code already, but also able to learn new skills and deal
with people from lots of different organisations and skill levels.

We work for the central university IT department, but are "embedded" in the
Web and Internet Science research group, providing some cross over between
our research and our infrastructure. This is a fixed term post due to the
way it's funded, but the experience in national scale open data should help
launch or progress a career in technical innovation.

If you know someone who would be good; please point them in our direction.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.


*Location:  *Highfield Campus
*Salary:  * £27,854 to £34,223
Full Time, Fixed Term (until 31 March 2015)
*Closing Date:  * Wednesday 04 September 2013
*Interview Date:  * To be confirmed
*Reference:  *285413JF

iSolutions is looking to recruit a skilled Web & Open Data Developer to
join their Technical Innovation & Developments team to support the
equipment.data.ac.uk project. This is an exciting project funded by the
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), utilising open
data techniques to deliver a national research equipment search capability.

You will have a background in web service development and programming,
ideally in application development, with key skills in PHP, SQL and
database application building. Qualified to degree level or with equivalent
experience, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to plan, organise
and prioritise tasks. You will enjoy demonstrating resourcefulness,
initiative and commitment to ownership of activities assigned to you and a
demonstrated willingness to learn new techniques in this pioneering area of

You will relish working to extremely high standards within a team of highly
motivated individuals and be committed to achieving deadlines and customer

To be successful, you will need demonstrable skills in the following:

   - PHP
   - HTML
   - Database application building
   - Data manipluation
   - Customer facing service delivery

 We would very much like to hear from candidates who additionally
demonstrate skills/knowledge in some of the following:

   - Open Data, RDF, XML
   - Javascript, CSS, SQL, Apache
   - Prince2, ITILv3, or similar best practice

 The post sits within the Technical Innovation and Developments team, a
part of the Academic Support stream in iSolutions. The team recently won
the Times Higher Education Award for*Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year*for
its work in open data development.

iSolutions, one of the largest departments within the University’s
Professional Services Group, provides all aspects of ICT to support all
University activities. This includes Learning and Teaching, Research and
University Administration and supports a diverse user community of over
35,000 University staff and students.

We offer excellent benefits including the opportunity to develop your
career in a professional, friendly and pleasant working environment, as
well as an occupational pension scheme, generous holidays, gym, and
childcare facilities.

For more information see our website at

*University of Southampton*

Further information about the University and its departments can be found
on its web site,


The closing date for this post is 4 September 2013. Please apply online
through *www.jobs.soton.ac.uk*<https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/VR/www.jobs.soton.ac.uk>or
alternatively telephone 023
8059 2507 for an application form. Please quote reference number 285413JF
on all correspondence.
 Apply Online Further details:

   - Job Description and Person

 We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from
all sections of the community.**

Christopher Gutteridge -- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cjg

University of Southampton Open Data Service: http://data.southampton.ac.uk/
You should read the ECS Web Team blog: http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/webteam/

(hence lack of punctuation/grammar)
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