Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.
Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.
Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.
Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
3 FULL-TIME POSITIONS AND 1 FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT POSITION (UNTIL 01 JANUARY 2025).
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST
We are looking to recruit a Senior Software Developer who will form part of the Software Development Team within Digital Services. The role offers the opportunity to take a leading hand in the design, development and support of a range of software solutions used throughout the Health Board and across NHS Wales. As a senior member of the team you will provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced colleagues and work closely with Lead Software Developers, the Software Development Manager and members of the Solution Architecture team to develop robust, secure and user friendly solutions for a wide range of both clinical and administrative users.
The post offers the successful candidate flexible working conditions, primarily working from home and a career development path to Lead Software Developer roles.
Main duties of the job
Responsible for the technical specification, design, development, testing, maintenance and second line support of systems to support the Health Boards Digital Services Strategy.
Devise application level solutions for the integration of the Health Boards clinical IT systems and the development of a patient-centric electronic clinical record.
Ensure that technical development, testing, implementation and ongoing support mechanisms are adhered to as directed by Software Development Manager
Provide second line support to users of in-house and third party systems in conjunction with the IT service desk.
Communicate highly complex technologies, promoting new ways of working to all levels of staff throughout the organisation.
Work collaboratively with clinicians and managers throughout the organisation to maximise benefits to clinicians and patients.
The role requires the development of specialist and complex technical solutions to meet the Information and operational requirements of the service.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Working for our organisation
We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.
As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.
You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.
There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.
We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.
Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.
If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Management of services, resources and policy
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to support the effective development, support and maintenance of in-house developed systems which have an impact across the organisation.
Responsible for the development of IT applications and information resources/systems across the Health Board.
Ensure that scheduled work is completed on time and complies with the agreed quality standards.
Develop software with adequate security arrangements in accordance with national and local guidance, including ISO17799, the Data Protection Act (2018), the Freedom of Information Act (2000), Informing Healthcare.
Assist in the management of the development cycle of systems in line with agreed policies and procedures.
Project product delivery dates and adapt to changes whilst meeting the expectation of the customer(s).
Perform Disaster recovery testing in line with the schedule set out in the SOPs.
Analytical and Judgemental Skills
Analyse, investigates and resolve highly complex IT systems problems where there may be no precedent set. Ability to put forward ideas to other team members whilst listening and analysing other opinions, assessing all the facts and be able to make a valid judgement to resolve the issue.
Identify and communicate potential costs of implementing software requirements to project teams.
Ensure the design of software solutions fulfils the software requirements.
Research & Development / Service & Quality Improvements
Regularly required to undertake research as necessary to understand and implement new technical concepts.
Responsibility for Human Resources
Coach junior staff in all aspects of software development. Allocate work to more junior members of staff as appropriate.
Communication Provide and receive complex information, which involves the analysis, interpretation and resolution of highly complex concepts and problems, that requires the evaluation of a range of options/factors within peer groups.
Communicates ideas and highly complex concepts across a range of issues clearly, via presentations and during meetings, where there are barriers to understanding, in order to achieve positive outcomes
Liaise with Directorates and health partners in order to inform the development plans.
Continuing Professional Development
Develop a personal development plan annually as part of the Personal Development Review process. Keep skills up to date and relevant in order to carry out appropriate tasks in all aspects of software development. Use available resources (Intranet, internet, reading materials, conferences) to keep abreast of IT developments and look for opportunities to use these developments.
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click "Apply now" to view in Trac
Qualifications and Knowledge
Educated to degree level in a software development related subject or equivalent experience
Specialist knowledge of Visual Studio .net (Ideally having received formal or if not informal training)
Specialist knowledge of REST API development
Specialist knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server development and support
Microsoft certification relating to an application development based role.
Excellent knowledge and expertise in the following operating systems: Windows, Unix, MacOS, iOS In
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Azure DevOps
ITIL Foundation accredited or able to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge, skills or experience
Experience as a key player in successful medium to large scale software development & implementation projects
Experience of supporting and liaising with users and managing their requirements and expectations.
Experience as a senior member of a software development team.
Significant experience of working within and Agile development methodology
Experience of software deployment and code repository management
Experience of HL7 / FIHR support and development
Experience of working within a Scrum framework
Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.
Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.
To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.
Employer certification / accreditation badges
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 631.7KB)