Software Systems Architect

  • IT Jobs
  • Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Oct 29, 2018

Job Description

Your job will be varied, as Systems Architect, Scrum Master and head of multiple teams, your role will differ day to day; you will be in charge of designing and maintaining strategies for personal progress within the teams and you will monitor each individual’s progress and results against set targets to analyse progression as well as areas for improvement. You will be a coach and mentor to your teams as well as working within the clients technology stack. You will of course be utilising your in-depth programming expertise and SQL knowledge on a variety of systems; from websites, Windows clients and mobile devices, through to high volume and available SQL databases. There is a huge variety and quantity of legacy software and your aim is to develop using up to date technologies without compromising the existing functionality, an evolutionary rather than a big-bang approach you will find. Key Tasks * You will be in charge of software and testing teams at both sites, Plymouth & Bodmin and you will be in charge of the timely delivery of projects * Develop a detailed knowledge of all projects, contributing to the strategic direction of the Company * Work closely with senior management to understand the business requirements, developing effective working relationships and ongoing management processes * Using your knowledge of software engineering to help create new and innovative products and services that are achievable within the timeframe required * Utilise your in-depth expertise of agile software engineering principles and practices such as unit testing, TDD, BDD, refactoring techniques, continuous integration and test automation * Define resource requirements * Maintain and enhance existing healthcare products * Provide leadership, facilitation and techniques to ensure quality throughout the development teams * Improve the way the teams work in equal measure to actually doing the work * To adapt and work outside rigid project frameworks and processes, ideally Kanban * Construct software within a lean and agile framework * Lead from the front as the team’s Scrum master * maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of information dealt with or held and that clinical safety is maintained Knowledge & Skills * Commercial development experience in C++ * A proven track record of having responsibility for the development of quality software products including; requirements capture, analysis, design, build and deployment * Expert knowledge of C++, OOP and SQL * Enthusiastic, highly motivated with the ability to take responsibility and demonstrate good interpersonal skills * NHS experience is preferable * Thorough knowledge of Agile working and development * A team player who is both analytical and flexible * Excel at taking ownership of and solving problems * The ability to foster motivation within the teams to meet tight deadlines * A real curiosity for new technologies and techniques * Having previous experience of dealing with clinical safety would be highly advantageous You will be required to interpret cases and evaluate requirements and in order to do so, you must have strong communication and managerial skills. You will liaise with both internal departments and outside agencies (Practices, NHS & others). There is a requirement to look for solutions involving originality, drawing both on current practices and acquired knowledge and skills, mostly in response to the demands of customers. You will also be accountable for ensuring that all resolutions meet the NHS/ITIL and clients criteria, in line with performance indicators, quality standards, statutory regulations and to agreed time scales. Internal contact is a key feature of the job, involving the post holder in liaison and consultation with colleagues at all levels across the Company. Externally, the post holder will have regular contact with; Practice Managers, Practice Staff, General Practitioners, Clinicians and NHS Authorities (this list is not exclusive). This position is mainly office based (Bodmin & Saltash) but you may occasionally be required to attend other sites throughout England and periodic meetings with HSCIC (normally Leeds or London). This is a permanent full-time post, Monday to Friday (40 hours) and there is a requirement to work to strict internally or externally imposed deadlines. This really is an exciting opportunity for someone to make a difference during a time where development and change are hitting new heights. If you have the experience and are currently looking for a new challenge, then please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button below. For an informal chat, please phone (Apply online only) and ask for Rachel V. Many thanks for your interest

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