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School IT Developer | Deira International School | Dubai

Date: 04-May-2021

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC


The school

Deira International School, Festival City is a not for profit Premium 3-18 school and is part of the Al Futtaim Education Foundation portfolio. Founded in 2005, the school is renowned for providing an excellent inclusive and holistic education. DIS has a strong focus on academic progress and achievement. The student body has over 80 different nationalities and this diversity is fundamental to the community nature of the school. Exceptional facilities provide wonderful opportunities for an holistic approach to education; sport, performing arts, academic, technological, leadership and creative pathways are all on offer, ensuring our students enjoy enriching and varied school experiences within our classrooms and beyond. Although non-selective at admission, our students achieve exceptional exam results which compare to top UK schools. This success enables our students to move on to the very top universities around the world.

The curriculum is based upon the English National Curriculum covering a diverse range of subjects.  Our personalised, play-based and continuous provision in the Early Years ensures that students are rigorously assessed against the prime and specific areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This focuses on developing key learning skills and the foundations for accessing the Primary Curriculum.  In primary, students receive an enriching and broad curriculum offer, which includes the delivery of several non-core subjects. Our senior students take the IGCSE examinations in Year 11 and move into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) in Years 12 and 13. Deira International School is an inclusive school and successful applicants will have the opportunity to teach a diverse student body of culture, language, special need and highly able students.


Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) owns and provides governance to Deira International School.  AFEF aims to realise its vision of taking education in the UAE to the next level of future readiness and of preparing students for an increasingly globalised and technologically advanced world. Al Futtaim Education Foundation is an initiative of the Al Futtaim family to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the creation of a globally competitive economy while maximising its social contribution to the community through this not-for-profit endeavour.


School IT Developer | Deira International School | Dubai


The ideal candidate will be able to support the following as and when essential by the school:-

  • iSAMS School Management System MIS Support – Helping parents set up their parent portal account and access reports, login to other systems. Managing updates and security settings to parents’ portal and student portal.
  • ISAMS MIS Integration with other systems (Printer, staff cards, Attendance System, AD, Parents evening) – Configuration/Troubleshooting – Creating accounts and syncing with all systems for new staff, students, parent, and changes to their details
  • Canteen Management Technical Support – Updating student card information, resolving balance issues, and liaising with the Canteen Management technical team.
  • Staff/Student Attendance system Configuration and maintenance – Adding new staff/student members to the system, configuring leave management and policies, managing access for staff
  • Staff Technical Support – Assisting with issues with teams, classes, SharePoint, OneNote, and others office365 apps.
  • Resolving Staff and Student Login Issues (Calls, Emails, Device Support) – Assisting parent on call or in person to resolve why they are unable to login to parent portal, student portal, parents evening or SOCS
  • Parent evening’s configuration and support for staff and parents- Helping parents log in to the system and book appointments.
  • Creating Reports – One-time usage SQL reports from various applications, ISAMS Reports and occasionally SSRS reports for staff members and Administration Staff.
  • Database and Query Development/Design for various in-house applications.
  • Creating Power BI dashboards and reports when required
  • Scripting to automate process and extract required information – Syncing Teams from iSAMS, syncing custom Teams, Outlook signature, Student account creation, Set office365 policies and settings.
  • Administration, management and support of e-mail groups, teams, rooms, shared mailboxes.
  • Resolving Microsoft apps issues for staff and liaising with Microsoft for critical issues/tickets – Granting access and configuring for student and staff for any special features used for teaching
  • Planning and development of various SharePoint add ins , sites and lists – Enhancing SharePoint look and feel, data management and sharing , features etc. through custom developed modules and settings.
  • API integration and testing – Communication and data collection interface to allow easy retrieval and modification of data from various systems to generate custom reports and apps as well sync information between systems to ensure consistency.
  • Creating bespoke applications to meet the needs of the School and automating the same.


Education/Technical Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science/Information Technology having experience on the below technologies.
  • Microsoft Technologies: ASP.NET (MVC, API, Core), Graph API, SharePoint Design and Development, Azure Management and App Registrations, Teams, OneNote, Power BI, Flow, Power Apps.
  • Web Technologies: HTML, Bootstrap, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript, AngularJS, Service Stack, TypeScript, Angular Material, Material UI, NodeJS, ReactJS, Redux, Webpack
  • Databases: MSSQL, Entity Framework, Firebase
  • Other: GitHub, Swagger, SignalR, PowerShell, WordPress Website Management


Application Process

If you meet these criteria we would very much welcome your application.

We offer an excellent remuneration package including competitive tax free salary, medical insurance, visa costs, and annual flight allowance.

To apply for the above role, please share your CV on the Link application below.


Deira International School, Festival City is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students.  A UK enhanced DBS or equivalent police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments