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Senior Systems Developer

Job Reference: 918-IM5230

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
IT Solutions Delivery
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Ensuring IT aligns with business needs.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a world leader in delivering a safe and sufficient supply of blood, as well as tissues and solid organs. Each year our donors give around two million donations of blood and 3,500 organs – saving and transforming countless lives.


Our IT helps us support Blood Donation and Organ Transplantation safely from end to end, from donation through to manufacturing, processing and transfusion/transplantation. We’re constantly seeking new ways to increase productivity and efficiency, and that means rethinking the way we use IT to deliver a better experience for donors, hospital customers, partners and staff.


NHS Blood and Transplant has an exciting opportunity for an Oracle PL/SQL Developer to join our in-house development team working in a friendly and progressive environment based in Bristol.


You will be responsible for the analysis, design and development of new and existing applications. You’ll have good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and creatively when resolving problems. The candidate must have a passion for innovation and a can-do attitude to creating new software systems.


Key technical skills for the role:

  • Oracle 11g+ PL/SQL & SQL
  • Data modelling (in relational databases)
  • JavaScript
  • Knowledge of full software development life-cycle
  • Experience of working with Agile tools and methods
  • Strategise and lead discussions and proposals
  • Mentor Systems Developer(s) as part of their day-to-day role
  • Own technical solutions and present it for approval at Architecture and/or Technical Leadership Group forums


Experience of the following would be advantageous:

  • Oracle 12c
  • Oracle REST Data Services
  • PL/SQL Web Toolkit
  • Java
  • Oracle APEX
  • Git
  • Integration especially Mulesoft Anypoint
  • IBM Business Process Manager (BPM)
  • IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM)
  • SAFe Agile methodology
  • SQL Server


This opportunity will enable the ideal candidate to grow their programming skills to the next level by developing world-class solutions across a wide range of platforms and technologies.


So, if you are an Oracle PL/SQL Developer and want the challenge of working on varied and exciting projects with an opportunity to develop new skills, apply now.


If you would like to discuss this vacancy in more detail, please contact Mark Davis by email to


Please ensure that you submit a CV with your application form on NHS Jobs

This vacancy will close at 23:59 hrs on 04 March 2020.


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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