Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

£37,177 - £44,296 yearly
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Gardens, Richmond, UK
Jun 25, 2019
Permanent
£37,177 - £44,296 per annum, depending on skills and experience + £4,000 market supplement (subject to annual review) Full time Permanent Kew Gardens, Richmond We're seeking a lead database/software developer to build and migrate infrastructure to store the information from our collections and to help to the development of web portals for those collections. This is a fantastic time to join the IT Department at Kew as we embark on a new and challenging phase of development. The post holder will work directly with science and horticulture staff to not only develop new databases and tools associated, but also to manage and maintain a complex landscape of legacy systems. More details Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, and a major visitor attraction. We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them. We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. This is an exciting role, with the opportunity to build the infrastructure and applications to support Kew’s science and enable the distribution of that scientific research to a global audience. We are seeking an experienced database expert with a passion for, or a desire to learn more about our science. You will build strong, collaborative partnerships with colleagues across science and horticulture in addition to being a significant team player. You will have a degree in IT or Computer Science (or equivalent experience), and extensive experience in the design, deployment and maintenance of relational databases.  Expertise is expected in at least one modern computer programming language (e.g. Python, Perl, Java).  A background in biology or bioinformatics is not essential, but an interest in those subjects will be highly advantageous, as will experience of open-source or commercial software development. Experience of agile development methodologies, web services, and web applications will all ensure your application stands out. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme. If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply. Closing Date: 28/07/2019 We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post. No Agencies please.