Developer – Back End Developer – Focus On ESR – (Post Two)

Closing date for applications: 24/06/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
Back End Java Developer using open source and cloud technologies such as: Azure cloud hosting Appreciation of APIs and complex systems integrations Standards such as REST, gRPC, GraphQL, Thrift and/or JSON-RPC and older alternatives of file transfers Source Control: GitHub Working 'Agile' (using Scrum) in a pair programming environment
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Six months
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate
We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.
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 deliver a bi-directional interface between HEE's TIS system and ESR. This involves: Reviewing the viability of the existing one-way interface from TIS to HEE; Using knowledge and experience of both traditional and modern interfaces to come up with the optimal 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
Health Education England Floor 3 Stewart House Russell Square London WC1B 5DN
Working arrangements
Timescales being worked to: Advert closes – 24/06/19. Shortlisting – 25/06/19 + 26/06/19. Successful suppliers invited to interview - 27/06/19 + 28/06/19 Unsuccessful suppliers informed - 27/06/19 + 28/06/19 Interviews - 11/07/19 - (IN PERSON) Contract award - week commencing 08/07/19 Preferred start date – 15/07/19 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. 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
Work history Reference Interview Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 20% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have Linux, Azure, Docker
  • Have Java 8, Maven, Spring/Spring Boot
  • Have Junit, Mockito
  • Have MySQL, MSSQL
  • Git
  • Experience of an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Teaching, knowledge transfer and pair-programming
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • JIRA and Confluence experience
  • JavaScript experience
  • TypeScript experience
  • Angular 5+ experience
  • Knowledge of web services/REST, microservices
  • Knowledge of transfer of CSV dat files to and from an FTP server

Closing date for applications: 24/06/2019

Developer – Back End Developer – Focus On ESR – (Post Two)

Closing date for applications: 24/06/2019

Specialist role:





Health Education England (HEE)

Maximum day rate:

We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

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