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Principal Analyst Programmer

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We have partnered with a healthcare organisation who are looking to recruit a Principal Analyst Programmer to lead the development of their systems to help it meet its key business and clinical objectives. The also provides you to provide support, training and technical help to senior analyst programmers and analyst programmers as required. This is an initial 9-month contract, Inside IR35

Responsibilities of the Principal Analyst Programmer.

  • Manage aspects of the development and interoperability process from start to completion, including the management of all Applications and Development Staff involved in the project.
  • Take responsibility for one or more of the following core IT systems, including the management of enhancements and bug-fixes, system performance and all application specific issues.
  • Represent the interests of the Applications and Development Teams and technical interests of the organisation. Liaise with departments on IT issues.
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and practical experience in system development and/or interoperability, preferably in Microsoft.NET.
  • Management and development of all aspects of API or System Development under the leadership of the Technical Architect.
  • Producing system and requirements specifications using entity and function hierarchy analysis of real-world activities.
  • Design schemas based on Requirements Analysis above.
  • Undertake any complex technical development which would be deemed outside the remit of the Senior Software Developers/Systems Developers.
  • Ensure that all aspects of development projects are managed in compliance with Agile project management methodology.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that proper and adequate quality control procedures are implemented in order to ensure that the development of systems match the user requirements.
  • Undertake the maintenance of the installed system / server, including technical and management responsibility for bug fixes and agreed enhancements as directed by the Technical Architect as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to Senior Software Developers/Systems Developers. Impart specialist knowledge to other members of the D&HI department.
  • Maintain complete code safety and manage releases using the Department’s version control software and processes in order to protect the Health Boards installed and developing applications.

Skills required for the Principal Analyst Programmer.

  • A Post Graduate qualification in an I.T. related subject is desirable but non-essential.
  • IT experience, managing all aspects of the systems development life cycle.
  • Management within a large complex organisation, of in-house software or API development Systems with responsibility for day-to-day management of staff involved in systems design, build and testing.
  • Analysis and logical design of systems specifications and their associated data structures using formal methods.
  • Lead in physical design and development of a wide variety of small stand-alone and large multi-user systems using client server and web-based methodologies.
  • Systems /API development preferably in .NET and HL7.
  • Other technical experience: Database Administration – Oracle, SQL Server, No-SQL, Knowledge of Spark and Hadoop design using Oracle Designer and IBM Rational Rose. UNIX, Windows, and Linux.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: CONTRACTOR

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Software Engineering

Industry: IT

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Cardiff

Job Reference: 3350JI-4232EFCA

Date posted: 28 June 2024

Consultant: Liam Chance

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