Jul 302014

An opportunity has arisen for software development intern to work with HANDI on the HANDI-HOPD project www.handi-hopd.org

The role will involve developing the platform software, which is already deployed in prototype form, to extend the range of components and content available via the platform and improve the facilities it provides to support health and care professionals and software developers to use the platform to learn how to use open standards based systems to create and curate clinical content and build apps able to participate in the emerging open digital ecosystem in the NHS.

Candidates should have completed at least two years of an undergraduate course in computer science, software engineering or a scientific/mathematical discipline with a strong computing element, have an evidenced expectation of a first class or upper second degree and demonstrable experience of software development in a Internet/Cloud environment with a good working knowledge of Linux and at least two programming languages preferable including either Javascript, Python or Ruby.

We are also interested in hearing from candidates who have completed their first degree and who might be able to pursue HANDI HOPD as part time as an element of study for a higher degree.

Candidates should have some knowledge of the health and care sector and a desire to pursue a career in digital healthcare or healthcare informatics.

The initial engagement would be for approximately 3 months and there is the possibility of an extension beyond this for candidates in a position to offer a longer commitment.

Location would be Central London or Central Birmingham (to be agreed) and payment would be between £12.5k and £25k pa depending on qualification, experience and length of commitment offered (the lower rate would apply to a short term undergraduate internship.)

Candidates MUST be able to start immediately and have substantially unrestricted availability over the summer period.

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering email to jobs@handihealth.org – All applications will be acknowledged and we will also endeavour to answer any questions you may have via this email.

Closing Date – Due  to our desire to make an appointment quickly we will process applications on receipt and close applications once we have a pool of suitable candidates.  Applications for this post are currently open.

Date issued 29 July 2014