Senior Software Developer X2

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2018-07-09T22:01:59+00:00 2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

Job Reference: 919-KC-26585314-EXT-A
Public Health England Department:
Health Improvement Location:
36,786 – 44,019 per annum (pro rata)
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National Disease Registers (NDR) is responsible for collecting millions of electronic records per month into in-house developed, bespoke IT systems and we need a good software developer to join our programming team. The team develops a range of automatic and user-assisted processes for collecting and managing clinical data. This includes processing information in a variety of electronic formats from healthcare facilities in the region, examining the data for consistency. In the longer term we expect to introduce more sophisticated analyses such as natural language interpretation of pathology reports.
We are mainly using Ruby on Rails, SQL and Oracle PL/SQL, as well as a variety of tools and languages including XML and XSLT, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the DOM, and some Access and VBA for legacy programs. It would be an advantage if you had experience with several of these, as well as knowledge of network securityand an interest in healthcare or medical information.
You must be able to demonstrate an ability to create software that works, a commitment to high standards of testing and documentation, the ability to communicate with users, and the professionalism to handle sensitive personal information. You should also have experience in managing a range of software development projects. Experience of staff management would also be beneficial.
Benefits will include 26 days annual leave, entry to the Civil Service pension scheme, and being part of a friendly, professional team. There will be opportunities to developyour own interests and skills
Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
PHE is bringing together its national scientific laboratories and headquarters to create one of the worlds leading centres for public health science in Harlow, Essex, in the heart of the London and Cambridge life sciences corridor. For more information please search PHE Harlow collection.
Public Health England promotes diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer
For further details / informal visits contact:
Timothy Gentry or Paul Eves
Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage.
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