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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/03/2020.

IT Principal Development Consultant

Job Reference: 192-CS-20-0203

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
£52,306 - £60,983 per annum

We are delighted to have recently been rated "GOOD" overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Queen Alexandra Hospital started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, most modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards.

With a turnover of close to £600m, we provide comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. We also offer some tertiary services to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities.

Location: IT Department, QA Hospital or Rodney Road.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead and manage an innovative team of software developers, supporting them in building industry leading, robust and innovative software solutions that are fit for purpose.

The Role:

You will be responsible for a scrum team who develop web and Integration solutions that enable information sharing between clinical and corporate systems.Your work will directly impact day to day patient care. The team currently uses Visual Studio 2017, Inter systems Integration engine, SQL Server 2012, ASP.NET MVC 5 and looking to migrate to ASP.NET Core 2 and working towards continuous delivery.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Design, develop, and deliver new features on our in-house solutions

  • Lead a cross-functional and multidisciplinary scrum team

  • Work with leading edge technologies and process

  • Lead and deliver a strategy to deliver high end solutions in the area of Integration, web, mobile and wearable.

NHS Band 8b salaries will be considered depending on candidates’ experience.

Ideal candidate:

  • Experienced team leader and manager.

  • Fluent in English and C#

  • Industry level experience in Inter systems Integration

  • Experience in developing mobile applications

  • Experience developing web applications using ASP.NET MVC, WebApi , JavaScript and Angular

  • Experience with LINQ & Entity Framework, SQL Server and T-SQL

  • Enjoy learning new skills and finding the best tools for the job

  • Knowledge and application of enterprise software design patterns

  • Practical knowledge of OOP concepts and SOLID principles

  • Understand HTTP and RESTful design

  • Hands-on experience with SQL

  • Experience with Unit and Integration testing

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment work flows

  • Ability to interact effectively with multidisciplinary teams

  • Proven history of successful software development

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Experience in Automated testing
    What can we offer you?

  • Deep working atmosphere.
  • Access to Plural sight
  • Career progression.
  • Flexible working.
  • The chance to lead an experienced software development team that takes pride in their work.
  • Staff benefits which include excellent Pension Scheme, childcare vouchers, gym / swimming pool membership, cycle to work scheme, access to our Beach Hut and many more!

The Department:

The IT department has 80+ staff with abroad range of skills and experiences. We pride ourselves on our culture of ‘working together’ for the benefit of patients. We are located less than a mile from Fratton train station, in a recently refurbished building with great facilities and free parking. The adjacent retail park includes a number of fast food restaurants, a supermarket and several gyms.

This is a great opportunity for someone with the right attitude to gain a wealth of new skills and experience.

Closing Date 18/03/2020

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