Job offer in england Software Developer at The Open University

£32,548 to £38,833 Ref: 14914

Based in Milton Keynes

Temporary contract until 31 July 2019, with the potential for further extensions depending on the outcome of funding decisions

Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) is the award-winning unit of The Open University responsible for the production and delivery of the University’s curriculum; it also has a central role in the design of learning materials.

The Corporate and Commercial team is part of the Open Media and Informal Learning Unit (OMIL) within LTI. It works with a large portfolio of clients to deliver creative solutions for a range of different media and distance learning projects. The cross-functional team brings together the OU’s expertise in learning design and delivery, as well as our experience in producing open, informal learning on the OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create platforms. The team’s expertise is available to internal OU and external clients with project funding for a specific purpose.

OMIL delivers free learning on OpenLearn ( This is part of the OU’s ongoing commitment to free learning for all and encourages visitors to register as OU students. OpenLearn is an award-winning platform, reaching six million visitors annually. It contains more than fifteen thousand hours of free learning material, most of which is adapted from the OU’s own qualifications.

You will work as part of a creative team through the full development lifecycle of specification, design, development, documentation, testing, deployment and maintenance.  You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have expertise in modern web development methods and technologies.

You will have a strong desire to learn how to best apply your skills to deliver world-leading online educational activities.  A willingness to develop those skills to make best use of emerging technologies in mobile and other areas is essential, as are communication, organisational and problem-solving skills

Closing date: 12:00 noon 7 September

Interview date:  5 October 2018

For detailed information and how to apply go to or email quoting the reference number.

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