SITS Developer

Period of Employment

3rd April 2017 to 8th October 2017

Employer

University of Hull

Team / Department

SIS

Notes

I joined the team not long after a move had been made to formally adopt the Agile software development methodology (using the 'Scrum' framework). Throughout the duration of my contract, I worked on over 100 Jira tickets (the university's chosen platform for managing software development).

A visual overview of all the projects undertaken throughout this contact can be seen here - https://goo.gl/2m1M1s (opens new window).

 Projects

Implementation of Admissions portal

Project Duration

April 2017 to August 2017

Project Summary

Replacement of legacy Admissions portal with Tribal components

Project Details

The University of Hull replaced legacy student admissions systems with Tribal e:Vision components. Using Agile project methodology, and working closely with a large team of developers and software testers, I helped with a range of issues, the details of which are given below in the 'mini projects' section.

On-line Clearing

Project Duration

May 2017 to July 2017

Project Summary

The live implementation of a relatively new software package to manage Clearing applicants

Project Details

I lead a project to implement a fairly new piece of software to manage students applying to the university via Clearing. Key points included:

Reference SDP-860.

 Mini projects

Not quite a full-blown project, a mini project is a significant piece of work scoped, tested and implemented using normal software development methodology. A mini project will typically be an improvement to a business process, introducing efficiencies and reducing complexity where possible.

URL housekeeping

Project Duration

August 2017 to September 2017

Project Summary

Consolidation of all system URLs into a single, central library

Project Details

Working closely with other members of the development team, I was responsible for the bulk of this project, which saw all URLs (both web and email addresses) found within SITS moved to a collection of SLPs.

Over 50 SLPs were created or modified for this task, and hundreds of data objects edited to reference these SLPs.

References SDP-1762 and SDP-2024.

Managing Student Visas

Project Duration

April 2017 to September 2017

Project Summary

A project focused around the means to manage student visas via e:Vision

Project Details

I was responsible for helping implement a component in e:Vision to manage student visas. Key points included:

References SDP-628 and SDP-1790.

Document Upload Report

Project Duration

April 2017 to August 2017

Project Summary

Significant re-engineering of existing report

Project Details

A report showing clearance check related document uploads was failing to retrieve all records, and the report was also featuring duplicates. Work done included:

References SDP-510 and SDP-1345.

'Confirmation of Offer' Letter

Project Duration

July 2017 to August 2017

Project Summary

Process created to search for students and then download an offer letter for that student

Project Details

I created a new POD-based report to allow administrative staff to search for a specific student and then produce a PDF document confirming their offer of a place to study at the university. Key points included:

Reference SDP-889.

Hot-fixes and Uniface Upgrade

Project Duration

July 2017

Project Summary

Uniface updated and 35 hot-fixes applied on development system

Project Details

In preparation for the application of a Uniface upgrade and 35 hot-fixes on the university's production SITS environment, I was responsible for managing the upgrade on their development environment. Key points:

References SDP-1532 and SDP-1978.

New RPA Form

Project Duration

June 2017 to July 2017

Project Summary

Task-based form created for students submitting a Record of Prior Acceptance

Project Details

I was responsible for creating a new task-based form in order to allow students to complete a Record of Prior Acceptance. Key features included:

Reference SDP-1132.