Developer – Back End Developer (D)

Closing date for applications: 18/06/2020
Specialist role
Summary of the work
Back End Java Developer using open source and cloud technologies to create a service-led solution with an integration layer to a legacy technology stack. We work in an Agile environment using Scrum
Latest start date
Expected contract length
4 Months
No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be expected to work with the following: - Scrum Master, Service Managers (Product Owners) and Team (incl. BAs, UI/UX, Test Lead, Front End and Full Stack Developers, Ops) Stakeholders such as: - ESR stakeholders (e.g. development team) - Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession) - (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers - Business Managers and subject experts - Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce Third party suppliers - Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on
A Back End Java Developer is required to assist in completing a bi-directional interface between HEE's TIS system and ESR. This involves: - Using knowledge and experience of both traditional and modern interfaces to contribute towards the solution; - Developing, deploying and ensuring the integrity of a microservice to transfer data to and from the TIS MySQL database; - Documenting systems integration aspects, versioning and design with service evolution in mind; - Potential development of a user interface (as directed by the outputs from the Business Analyst discovery work).
Address where the work will take place
This office that this person would work out of is London. The TIS team is geo-located across both London and Manchester. HEE additionally has offices around the country that could potentially also be used for this role if London (or Manchester) did not suit. However, with the current COVID-19 situation, the role would initially at very least be one of working from home, possibly for the duration of the contract.
Working arrangements
Timescales: 18/06/20 - Advert closes. 19/06/20 - Shortlisting. 22/06/20 (w/c) - Successful suppliers invited to interview. 22/06/20 (w/c) - Unsuccessful suppliers informed. 25/06/20 - Interviews (via Slack or Teams). 26/06/20 - Contract award. 01/07/20 - Start date. HEE is an employer keen on promoting work/life balance, and protecting people's mental health. As such we expect all staff to work remotely one day a week. Further remote working is also possible subject to negotiation with line manager. *NOTE*: During this COVID-19 pandemic, currently all staff work from home. This role will be similarly affected. The role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS Terms and Conditions.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Assessment methods
Reference Interview Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 20% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have considerable experience in testing systems
  • Have Linux, Docker, Cloud platforms
  • Have Java 8-11, Maven, Gradle, Spring/Spring Boot
  • Have Junit, Mockito
  • Git
  • Practices Agile principles
  • Have experience in Messaging systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • JIRA and Confluence experience
  • Knowledge of web services/REST and microservices
  • Teaching, knowledge transfer and pair-programming

Closing date for applications: 18/06/2020

Developer – Back End Developer (D)

Closing date for applications: 18/06/2020

Specialist role:



No specific location, eg they can work remotely


Health Education England

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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