Applications Development and Support (Developer Level 4)

This post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis for 1 year.

Summary of the Role

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated, logical, analytical and technically proficient individual to join the Corporate and Academic Systems team within Exeter IT, working primarily on our Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Systems.

The successful candidate will be the IT lead for the implementation of the University’s Degree Apprenticeship Learner Management System, Tribal Maytas, and its support and development moving forward.

Responsible for the implementation, maintenance, configuration, documentation and support of our COTS systems, you will have experience of enterprise applications in a medium/large organisation, either hosted on premise or provided as Software as a Service (SAAS). The role will require you to work with the Design and Operations teams within Exeter IT, as well as with suppliers of our COTS systems.

With an understanding of the software development lifecycle, you must have a willingness to learn, be flexible and adaptable, and have the ability to work in a team environment. You should be passionate about new IT & Digital technologies as well as promoting and acting as an advocate for the IT operating model and IT & Digital strategies.

The role will involve establishing relationships so you must have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent industry experience.

Experience of the following would be desirable for this role:

– Tribal Maytas

– Implementation of a Learner Management System (or similar)

– Support of a Learner Management System (or similar)

– Relational databases/SQL knowledge


Experience of working with, or developing, Tribal SITS would be advantageous for this role.

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification document please click the link above.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further Information

For further information, please contact Stuart Wilson, email [email protected]