Full-Stack Development Lead

  • University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute
  • Oxford, UK
  • Oct 31, 2022
Full time Information Technology Java PHP Developer Python

Job Description

About the role

We are seeking to appoint to an exciting new Full-Stack Development Lead role on a permanent, full time basis. This is a pivotal post within our established and highly impactful IT Team, which has been designed to ensure that our IT and software development operations run smoothly.  

As a senior member of the IT team, you will support service delivery by leading, driving and delivering longer-term technical projects to meet deadlines and by maintaining agreed service levels. This new role builds our IT team’s resilience at a senior technical level; you will report to the Head of IT who, amongst other management duties, acts as the overall IT architect and also leads, drives, and delivers various technical projects. As a senior leader, you will also act as a mentor to more junior team members to assist them in developing existing skills and gaining new ones.

This post presents a great opportunity to take ownership of various projects previously overseen by the Head of IT, which could include: maintenance and further development of the departmental website; redesigning and reimplementing the examinations database; and developing various helper and automation scripts for the maintenance and automation of our IT systems. You can find a full list of potential projects outlined in the job description document.

Although you will be primarily based in central Oxford, the department are open to a hybrid working arrangement at typically two days per week from home.

About you

We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the principles and technical processes of full-stack web application development, including substantial development experience with an expert level in at least one of Python, PHP or Ruby on Rails, and substantial frontend development experience (e.g. using JavaScript, CSS, HTML).

You will have an honours degree or equivalent experience, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work very closely with a variety of end users including senior academic and professional services staff, students, visitors and collaborators, and to communicate deeply technical concepts to non-technical audiences. You will be highly self-motivated and enjoy working both independently and as an effective member of a small team, with a light management touch.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Application Process

If you wish to speak to someone informally about this post, please contact Dr Waldemar Schlackow (Head of IT) [mailto:waldemar.schlackow@maths.ox.ac.uk] or Dr Keith Gillow (Director of IT and Physical Resources) [mailto:keith.gillow@maths.ox.ac.uk]. Informal enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 161377.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

If no suitable applicants are identified at Grade 9, an appointment at Grade 8 (£43,414 - £51,805 per annum) with an appropriate adjustment to the duties may be considered.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:


Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 16th November 2022 can be considered.


Web-UI-UX Design, IT Project Management, Project Management


Grade 9: £50,300 - £58,284 per annum with discretionary range to £63,673 per annum (with the option to fill the post at grade 8 £43,414 - £51,805 per annum with adjusted duties)

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