Lead Developer

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Type: permanent (Full-time)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Lead Developer

Job overview

Here at NHS Business Services Authority, we have a growing digital agenda. An opportunity has arisen for a Lead Developer to join our Digital, Data and Technology Directorate.

As a Lead Developer, you will provide expert knowledge within the software development community to actively develop, implement and enable on-going support of services. You will lead and enable the growth of skills within the team.

This is a perfect opportunity for someone who has a passion for software development, an eye for detail and experience working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team setting. You will also have experience of working with Java/Spring in a professional environment.

You will lead on exciting projects which will make a difference. You will work closely with stakeholders, forming a deep understanding of customer and organisational requirements, translating requirements into user stories to create deliverable features.

What do we offer? 

· 27 days leave (increasing with length of service) plus 8 bank holidays  · Flexible working (we are happy to discuss options such as compressed hours)  · Flexi time  · Hybrid working model (we are currently working largely remotely)  · Career development   · Active wellbeing and inclusion networks  · Excellent pension  · NHS Car lease scheme  · Access to a wide range of benefits and high street discounts! 

Main duties of the job

Analysis of requirements, design and development of applications to meet business needs. Analysis, investigation and resolution of complex ICT issues, within new and existing services. Software development lifecycle, including but not limited to developing code based applications, quality assurance and test processes, and supporting in a 2nd/3rd line environment. Rapidly absorbing highly complex technical and business information. Identifying risks and escalating them as appropriate. Writing and maintaining system documentation.

Working for our organisation

Here at the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), what we do matters.  

 We manage the NHS Pension scheme, process prescription payments and much more. Our services are used by NHS organisations, contractors and the public: we take pride in being part of something so meaningful, that touches millions of lives.  

 Just as we design our services around the needs of our customers, we place our people at the heart of our organisation. That’s why when you join us, you’ll be empowered and given the right support to help your career grow.  

 As one of the UK’s Best Big Companies to work for, we’re all connected to our values: Collaborative, Adventurous, Reliable and Energetic. We care about our people, our purpose, and your progress.  

We strive to offer a fantastic colleague experience, where every voice is heard, and every colleague is supported and respected. Wellbeing, diversity and inclusion is at the centre of this, so when you join us, you can connect with our Lived Experience Networks who help us to bring our authentic selves to work.  

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and circumstances. We are committed and proud to be a flexible employer and will endeavor to offer a working pattern that suits you wherever possible, whether that be hybrid working, flexible hours, job sharing and more.  

 Ready to join us on our journey to be a catalyst for better health? Apply today and see where the NHSBSA can take you.  

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