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Junior Developer

Job Description

NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our team of 2,700 information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend, working in partnership with both national and local organisations. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to provide better health and care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a team within a large national delivery centre where you will contribute to solutions that really help our users and create significant value and opportunity to clinicians and patients across the whole of England.

You will be working in an Agile delivery environment following DevOps principles and will be central to the ongoing development and improvement of key healthcare systems. These could include developing and enhancing critical messaging, identity and/or data infrastructure operating at significant scale to support critical healthcare services for the NHS and beyond.

How we work:

  • Agile development approach underpinned by DevOps principles

  • Using the latest Open Source and commercial technologies

  • Value-driven to solve real user problems

We are looking for people with:

  • Passion, drive and high levels of enthusiasm for new challenges

  • Self-motivation and a desire to succeed as part of a team

  • A commitment to excel in a demanding and highly rewarding role

We are looking for some of the folllowing skills, knowledge and exterience:

  • Demonstrable skills/ability in any programming language (e.g. Python, Java, C#, ECMAScript (ES), Erlang);
  • Open source products;
  • Relational or non-relational databases (e.g. Riak, Postgres, MariaDB);
  • Unix/Linux operating systems such as Ubuntu/RedHat.
  • Automated/repeatable build processes - integration and unit tests, continuous integration;
  • Messaging, queue, authentication/authorisation;
  • Data processing and analytics;
  • Be able to express a reasoned argument on effective delivery practices such as Scrum, Kanban.

NHS Digital recognises that a diverse workforce and an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of staff are recognised and valued are important to the performance and success of the organisation. NHS Digital is committed to providing a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received. Therefore please ensure you apply without delay.

This advert may be used to fill other similar vacancies across the organisation.

NHS Jobs is an automated system and unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of core pre-employment checks, which will involve verifying relevant documents and information provided in the application form for authenticity.

For new appointments the starting salary will normally be the minimum point of the pay band for the post. For existing NHS staff, pay on promotion will be set either at the minimum of the new pay band or, if this would result in no pay increase, the first pay point in the band that would deliver an increase in pay.

Contact will normally be maintained via email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Where appropriate, priority will be given to staff employed in any of the in-scope organisations affected by the Government’s healthcare reforms who are at risk or affected by change. Internal staff applying for secondment opportunities must have agreement from their Line Manager to be released on secondment.

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