About the role

NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system.  Our growing team of 2,700+ information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend, working in partnership with both national and local organisations.


Our Consultant System Engineer:

Will be responsible for the technical leadership and delivery of national, highly available distributed systems being built and run within NHS Digital.

As the Consultant Systems Engineer for API-M you will be responsible for technical leadership of the API work programme and associated objectives, managing, supporting, and directing the team, whilst engaging and managing a range of internal and external stakeholders

The Consultant Systems Engineer for API Management is responsible for ensuring that NHS Digital has the capability to build (both on an ad hoc basis and as part of routine service delivery) and support others to build e.g. external developers, APIs to securely increase access to, and use of our data and services to support the delivery of better health and social care outcomes.

This role is hybrid (home working and office working (Leeds Office)) 

About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for from our Consultant Systems Engineer:

  • Evidence of specialist knowledge in Agile and DevOps.

  • Experience of technical leadership across large IT transformation projects 

  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of specific technical specialisms, provision of detailed advice regarding their application and execution of specialised tasks.

  • Significant knowledge of Cloud based technologies.

What's in it for you
  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access to a broad range of learning opportunities

About us

Our work matters. You matter.

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.

We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work

Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

What we offer you:

  • We're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • A generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place Mid May. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.


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