Care Quality Commission
Grade A – £50,466 to £60,330 (National Framework) or £55,635 to £65,499 (London Framework if you are London office based or homebased and live within the boundary of the M25) Plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates.
There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £529 per annum for those working from home
Contracted Hours: Full time 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 5th February 2023 at 11.59pm
Sponsorship We can support Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship for these posts subject to candidates meeting the required eligibility for a Skilled Worker Visa.
Are you committed to helping us regulate health and social care within England?
When thinking about what drives you every day in your job, what keeps you motivated and passionate about your work what comes to mind? For 3000+ people at the CQC we end each day knowing that we have made a difference to the lives of those most in need in our communities. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve. We are looking for people who are caring, demonstrate integrity and work well as part of a team to join with us and share in this sense of achievement. If you would like to help us make a positive impact to health and social care within England, then read on.
Technology is key to the delivery of CQC s core purpose. Our Technology team does what matters most by providing high quality, customer centric technology solutions and services to CQC colleague, providers and the public through the use of modern, agile and innovative technology.
Technology makes a difference; it speeds processes up, enables quicker more efficient communication and working, enabling colleagues to make quicker decisions which translate into better regulation of services. By taking your next career step with us will see you become a part of a team that designs, builds and maintains the organisations digital infrastructure all whilst giving you the opportunity to build an enviable career in an organisation that values Diversity, Learning and Development and supports colleagues to be the best they can be, all while working on some fantastic projects including; Transforming how we regulate by building new technology for registration, assessment and provider-self-service; Bringing in a new CQC website and intranet, and replacing our HR and Finance systems; Making changes to IT systems that implement continuous improvement or respond to need and making available an always-on comprehensive IT support service.
Why this could be a great role for you .
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and manage the delivery of new Regulatory & Corporate services being built upon Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Microsoft Azure Cloud. Gain both operational and strategic management experience, collaborate with fellow managers to instil a DevOps approach to build, test and deployment of solutions. Lead a dynamic team of engineers implementing modern cloud-based systems on greenfield projects, utilising industry best practise. You ll be actively supported with your learning and development journey through our partnership with the Microsoft Enterprise Skills initiative along with access to the Pluralsight learning portal.
What we can offer you
Your health and wellbeing are important to us and are supported through generous annual leave (starting at 27 days and rising with service to 32.5days, plus 8 Bank Holidays), a cycle to work scheme, discounted gym vouchers and access to a free employee assistance service 24 hours a day. We also understand the importance of financial health and offer membership of the NHS pension scheme, contributing about 14% of basic salary. You will also be able to access discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics, fleet cars, plus we also have an internal reward scheme which could see you earn yourself a voucher or two! All of our Homeworkers are also kitted out with everything they need to comfortably work from home.
We want to support you to succeed and be your very best, with opportunities for training and development along with the support of experienced managers and mentors.
We want to make working for CQC a great experience for everyone, and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To support an inclusive environment where colleagues feel empowered to bring their whole self to work, we support a variety of staff networks, including the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Equality Network, Carers Equality Network, Disability Equality Network and Gender Equality network.
What you will bring
You will lead the design, build, test and maintenance of CQC s application systems, ensuring the delivered services meet business requirements and user needs. Delivering services that are automated, scalable, reliable and secure.
Through your collaboration with partners across functions you will ensure solutions adhere to architectural principles, industry best practice, and meet the desired outcomes of the customers.
Responsibility for driving the management and development of the Software Engineering capability by providing technical leadership for the in-house team and external suppliers.
You will also contribute to business case development, articulating benefits and return on investment whilst ensuring solutions are delivered to time, cost and quality requirements.
Management of software engineering capability to produce services efficiently and effectively.
Utilise modern standards approach through automation and testing. Take responsibility for coaching and guiding others.
Design, create, test and document new and amended software components from supplied specifications in accordance with agreed development and security standards and processes.
The specification and design of information systems to meet defined business needs. The identification of concepts and their translation into implementation design. The design or selection of components.
The incremental and logical integration and testing of components or subsystems and their interfaces in order to create operational services. Coordinate build activities across systems and undertake and support integration testing activities.
Understand users and identify who they are and what their needs are based on evidence. Translate user stories and propose design approaches or services to meet these needs and engage in meaningful interactions and relationships with users. Put users first and manage competing priorities.
Define, analyse, plan, measure, maintain and improve all aspects of the availability of services. Control and manage service availability to meet the needs of the business in a cost-effective manner, including managing the capability, functionality and sustainability of service components (including hardware, software, network resources and software/infrastructure as a service).
Maintain the security, confidentiality and integrity of information systems through the compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. Articulate risks and explore options and solutions for mitigation. Design, implement and operate controls and management strategies to allow this.
Apply technical knowledge and experience to oversee the creation of workable prototypes, both programs and physical outputs. Understands parameters, restrictions and synergies.
Set team-based standards for programming tools and techniques and select appropriate development methods. Advise on the application of standards and methods and ensure compliance.
Take technical responsibility for all stages and/or iterations in a software development project, providing method-specific technical advice and guidance to project stakeholders.
Oversee the execution and reporting of tests, ensuring appropriate tools and techniques are utilised. Manage the implementation of suitable testing including but not limited to BDD, TDD, Unit Testing, System Testing, Integration Testing and Load/Stress testing.
Learn from what has worked as well as what has not, being open to change and improvement and working in smarter , more focussed ways.
Log, analyse and manage problems in order to identify and implement the appropriate solution. Ensure that problems are fixed according to SLA s or in a timely manner providing proactive communication.
Working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people within and outside of the Care Quality Commission.
Being careful and thoughtful about the use and protection of government and public information to ensure it is handled securely and with care.
Effectively plan, organise and manage team & supplier activities to deliver high quality, secure, reliable and efficient services, and applying project and risk management approaches to support service delivery.
Focus on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. Working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.
Line management, coaching and mentoring of a team of senior software engineers. Setting and measuring team objectives against strategic goals and organisational priorities.
Essential Skills and Experience:
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