Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Software Engineer

Band 6

Main area
Oncology Directorate
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Churchill hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum pro rota
20/01/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference and learn and develop valuable skills? 

 We are keen to appoint a flexible, enthusiastic, and imaginative Software Engineer to join the Oncology and Haematology Directorate within the Oxford Cancer Centre. Your work will facilitate and help the treatment and care of patients with cancer.  

We are looking for someone with either qualifications in software engineering or equivalent experience writing production software. Leading or contributing to Open Source projects counts. So new graduates in software engineering or self-taught programmers should definitely apply. Having both qualifications and experience would be an advantage.

You will need an understanding of SQL even if you don’t write or use much of it in practice. Otherwise, specific language expertise is not required. However, understanding or experience of developing web-based applications using any one (or more) of Python, Java, Javascript, Ruby, or even PHP is needed, and a framework that utilises any one of them such as Django, Flask, Spring, Grails, Vaadin, Angular, React, Vue, Rails, Symphony etc.  Ultimately, it does not matter what you write in as long as the code is clean, documented, version controlled, and tested.

You will be supporting deployed applications in production so basic systems administration skills or willingness to acquire them are necessary. We deploy into a mixture of Windows Server and GNU/Linux VMs, and containers orchestrated via Kubernetes on the Cloud.  Experience with MS SQL Server and/or Postgres would be useful.

We too are flexible, enthusiastic, and imaginative. If you are the person we need then we will enable you to work and grow. We support flexible working so if you have care responsibilities we can accommodate these as well as working from home. 


We look forward to meeting you at interview.


Closing date : Sunday 20 January 2019

Planned interview date: Thursday 31 January 2019


Please be aware that recruiters are NOT welcome to call or email.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Grant Vallance: +44 (0)1865 235263 or grant.vallance@ouh.nhs.uk