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Junior Systems Developer

Job Reference: 918-IA4611

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
IT Solutions Delivery
Stoke Gifford, Bristol
£24,214 to £30,112 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 a BPM and ODM Developer to join our in-house development team working in a friendly and progressive environment based in Bristol. This role would suit a recent graduate with JAVA programming experience, as we will provide full training in the technologies, as well as ongoing professional development.


The successful Developer will be responsible for the analysis, design and development of new and existing applications, and support of existing ones. 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.


The role will require development of bespoke systems and solutions using the IBM technologies available including web based applications to support the Trust and its partner organisations. It will have a strong emphasis on integration between systems to support the ever increasing need to combine data from different Clinical and Staff based systems through a reduced number of interfaces.


Progress can be rapid and requires a high level of disciplined self-management and ownership of outcomes.


You will be required to liaise with systems users, staff, management and other colleagues to produce high standard solutions which meet customer requirements.


Key technical skills for the role:

  • Java platform and J2EE
  • Java programming language
  • Webservices – SOAP
  • Webservices - REST
  • JavaScript


Experience of the following would be advantageous:

  • jQuery
  • SOA
  • Azure DevOps / Git
  • Unit test practices and outcome based testing
  • JIRA

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 a recent graduate, or junior developer and want the challenge of working on varied and exciting projects with an opportunity to develop new skills, apply now.


For further information please contact Mark Davis by eMail at


Closing date for applications is 23:59hrs on 28 August 2019

Interviews will take place during w/c 16 September 2019 (subject to confirmation)

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.

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