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Senior Software/Data Engineer

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Pro rata Per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking experienced individuals with talent, expertise, and ambition in software and data engineering. We can offer the opportunity to work on innovative solutions that will transform scientific research and healthcare delivery in the NHS.

The successful candidates will work as part of the Thames Valley and Surrey (TVS) Sub National Secure Data Environment (SNSDE) Programme hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH). They will design and implement systems for data acquisition, integration, and analysis across a wide range of clinical systems and settings for this important national programme.

The tools and services that they deliver will have a significant impact. Working with academic and NHS colleagues across the Thames Valley and Surrey region, the post holder will have the satisfaction of seeing their software and data management systems in use: improving patient care and supporting cutting-edge research.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide expert leadership and technical knowledge on the delivery of software and data services across a range of digital areas, including systems, applications, data analysis, information reporting, information governance and information interpretation, investigate a range of highly complex data engineering issues, be responsible for strategic planning and delivery across a range of specialised areas and will manage the design, development and adaptation of highly complex software and data engineering solutions.

This is an exciting time to be joining the OUH R& D Clinical Informatics team as we build up our existing team to deliver the TVS SNSDE programme. You will join experienced and enthusiastic engineers, analysts, programme managers and subject matter experts within the team, and a wide network of peers within the network of SNSDEs around the country. You will have the opportunity to work with experts in the field, expand your knowledge through on the job and formal learning opportunities and share your knowledge across the network.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis 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 thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand 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 theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and personal specification for more information.

Interviews will take place approximately two weeks after the closing date.

Person Specification



  • Expert knowledge of software and data engineering acquired through a combination of specialist training and relevant study (eg computer science, software engineering, mathematics) to Master's degree or equivalent level
  • Extensive experience within a complex and demanding environment


  • Extensive, relevant professional experience may be considered against the requirement for a degree in computer science or a related discipline (the expectation of professional, technical competence is at least that associated with a degree level education in this subject).

Analytical and judgement skills


  • Ability to make judgements on multi-stranded or complex software engineering problems which may have no precedent or where there are conflicting opinions
  • Ability to focus on frequent, complex information within a dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of querying of NHS datasets / systems (or other highly complex data)
  • A logical and analytical approach to problem solving, able to analyse complex and highly specialised data and information and devise plans accordingly


  • Demonstrable expertise in the field
  • Awareness of local and national NHS Digital strategies

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



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