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C# .NET Architect

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Recruiter: NHS Blood and Transplant
Listed on: 9th April
Location: National
Salary/Rate: £53,168 - £62,001
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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C# .Net Architect

£53,168 - £62,001 pa plus HCA allowance where applicable
Fixed-term Contract, Full-time
Location: National by agreement at one of our main sites
Ref: 918-IM7037


Technology programmes don't get much more important than this. The mission: to modernise the technology that underpins the UK blood supply chain to support the wider NHS and our donors and patients. In a fast paced, agile environment, you'll help us build new capabilities and deliver real technology change, faster and more effectively than ever as we support the realisation of NHSBT's core mission of saving and improving more lives.

The work of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) impacts on a huge proportion of the population. Every month, we gather thousands of units of blood for transfusion purposes, and we work tirelessly to enable the retrieval and transportation organs and tissues to the optimal patient. Digital, Data and Technology Services play a vital part in this work. And it is within this forward-thinking team that you could find an exceptional challenge, plus the scope to develop your skills and expertise even further. 

About the role

Use your expertise to support life saving work by taking responsibility for guiding and supporting essential C# /.NET modernisation work for a critical national technology platform. In this senior role, you will be required to forge a strong working relationship with the software development provider, integrate with the architecture practice and collaborate with stakeholders across the organisation. 

You will be working closely with the Head of Programme Delivery, Technical Design Assurance Manager and our software developers to ensure the code refactoring is technically successful. You will be guiding the programme and providing subject matter expertise to our development and delivery teams whilst raising and supporting the management of any associated risks and issues you discover throughout your work in order to ensure our technical plans are feasible and the programme is able to deliver the planned blood technology roadmap.

About you

We are looking for senior candidates who have significant C# / .NET experience, who have a digital, agile mindset along with a positive and can-do attitude. We want you to play a key role in the delivery of our programme through assuring our software development supplier and acting as a enterprise software SME.

In your role, you will use your experience to guide and assure the programme. We expect you to be well versed in architecture methodologies (e.g. TOGAF) and ideally have a related qualification or degree to underpin your practical experience. We will also look for you to:

  • Be highly articulate and credible, consistently influencing and delivering inspiring, engaging, and meaningful information regarding future direction
  • Have a proven ability to manage the technical relationships with key third party contracted software providers through coaching, mentoring and assurance
  • Build collaborative relationships and solve issues by engaging the right people at the right time
  • Have expert stakeholder engagement and communication skills particularly with dealing with senior stakeholders within and external to the organisation.
  • Have experience delivering and Assuring software solutions at an enterprise scale, particularly on modernisation initiatives in high risk, complex environments.
  • Have extensive understanding of architectural styles and design patterns and software quality assurance principles.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to review detailed C# / .Net code in order to ensure all software development is secure and is adopting the agreed security models and standards for authentication and encryption within NHSBT
  • Have a extensive technical knowledge of software and code proficient in several languages and technologies
  • Have great problem-solving skills, with the ability to anticipate risks and identify the measures that need to be taken.

About us

At NHSBT, we set standards that other healthcare organisations aspire to. Our people are passionate about saving and enhancing as many lives as possible, and despite the difficult circumstances of the last year, they have worked collaboratively to drive the most incredible results.

We champion a truly progressive mind-set in which we all want to raise our standards wherever possible, so you will find an exceptional workplace in which to implement your skills. In turn, we can offer a friendly working environment in which colleagues genuinely enjoy the work that they are doing, enhanced by exceptional training and development opportunities.

You will also have access to a generous benefits package that includes plenty of annual leave, a competitive pension, multiple staff discounts and a great work/life balance.

So, if you are ready to put your skills to the test in an organisation that will challenge you to think bigger and better, then you will be a natural fit in our team. 

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date Monday 3rd May

Interview date: W/C 4th and 10th May 2021.