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IT development support analyst

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IT Analyst
Band 5
Fixed Term – 2 Years
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital and Unity 12
£23,023 - £29,608 pa
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Wessex Genomics Medicine Centre is seeking a software developer to build upon the success of the informatics component of the 100,000 Genomes Project, for a fixed term two year contract. We’re looking for someone with great communication skills, an advanced level of technical skills, and the ability to solve complex problems.


Informatics at UHS puts effective, efficient and innovative technology and information management systems at the heart of everything we do, as we recognise that these tools help us to provide better healthcare. In recognition of the projects we have already undertaken, we are extremely proud to have been awarded the status of being a global centre of digital excellence.


You’ll join a team developing and delivering exemplar bespoke technical solutions and genomic technologies for the Wessex Genomic Medicine Centre. In this role, you’ll work with appropriate delivery partners to develop, configure, test, implement and integrate essential systems in order to provide a cohesive genomics data capture platform.

This will involve:

  • providing operational support to end users
  • working in an Agile software development setting
  • gathering requirements from healthcare professionals
  • translating requirements into user stories and technical specifications
  • facilitating data capture and exchange between systems at a local, regional and national level
  • use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, .NET, WebForms, Oracle Databases, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Application Express (APEX), JSON and XML


Essential to this role are logical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities, and we’ve listed the technologies that you’ll need to be familiar with within the person specification attached to this advert.

You’ll also need to demonstrate:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • an attention to detail
  •  the ability to communicate highly technical concepts to non-technical users
  • detailed knowledge of the software development cycle and entire software stack


By working as part of the Wessex Genomic Medicine Centre you will be given an opportunity to make a unique mark in the future of genomic medicine by contributing to the development of innovative technologies, which have helped to transform the NHS to deliver personalised benefits for patients.


There are a number of other benefits to working for UHS including a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and a generous pension scheme.


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. Southampton was recently ranked third best city in the UK to live and work by PwC. It’s an attractive city situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information below with any questions or if you’d like to arrange an informal visit. If you’re ready to apply, please follow the link at the bottom of this advert to complete an application. 

An informal visit or contact is highly recommended!


Closing date for applications Thursday 21 February.


Please note that the interview will include a short technical skills assessment.

Please do not re-apply if you have unsuccessfully applied for this vacancy within the last 3 months.

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