Senior Engineer (.NET) x2 - RCN01506

Digital | Negotiable Location | £41,400

Contract type: Permanent

Imagine a place that’s literally bursting with possibilities. A place where qualified nurses work alongside professionals in IT, Legal, Finance and HR – all for the greater good. To improve the quality of patient care. Now just imagine you’re one of them. You’ll immediately be a part of the largest trade union and professional body for nursing in the UK with 17 national locations and over 450,000 members. Join us and you’ll discover plenty of opportunities to shape the health policies of the future, as well as your own career. All you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible. We're also accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.

Senior Engineer (.NET)
Negotiable Location, 35 per week worked across Monday to Friday (circumstances will arise that require hours to be worked flexibly), Permanent

Every day will be filled with possibilities as you design and develop exceptional web-based applications. You will also use your positive attitude, excellent communication skills and knowledge to help inspire and encourage new ways of working.

This varied role is responsible for the development and support of the RCN’s services and applications that underpin its website, membership, and business systems. You will be working collaboratively in a supportive team to deliver diverse projects using modern technologies and practices to provide world-class online experiences. While delivering projects to timeframes you will be given enough time to complete development to a high standard.

The engineering team is based at the RCN’s Cardiff Gate office – flexible working options are available but travel to this location will be expected.

We expect you to look after your customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. As well as a whole range of learning and development opportunities we can also offer you an impressive range of benefits. We have a highly competitive pay structure, as well as flexible working and annual leave of up to 32 days.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. All employees can ask for flexible working and when personal circumstances change we will work with you to find a smarter working solution that suits everyone. In fact, many of our employees enjoy home working, flexible working or compressed hours, enabling them to deliver results with minimum impact to their professional and personal commitments. We also offer generous Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave packages

As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you’ll need experience in developing web-based solutions to meet technical requirements and business objectives. You will be passionate about learning and finding the most elegant solution to complex business requirements.

You will have experience in developing with the .NET Framework and/or .NET core, as well as working with web services, APIs, databases, writing unit tests and integrating with third party systems. You’ll understand technologies such as C#, MVC, .NET Core, Azure, DevOps, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, JSON and JavaScript. You will be familiar with Object Orientated Programming and how to apply its principles to web application development as well as having worked in an Agile development environment.

Knowledge working with Cloud-native and API-first architectures, Azure, MS SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics/Dataverse, Sitecore/Umbraco CMS, Azure DevOps, CI/CD pipelines, Microsoft Graph, SAML, OAuth, payment processing platforms, and exposure to PHP, are highly desirable but not essential as personal development and support will be provided where necessary.

You will need to show adaptability, reliability, the ability to deliver to timescales and a commitment to collaborative working. You will be an excellent communicator, have an analytical mindset, and a passion for development.

To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

Please note, that due to Covid-19, while we are trying our best to accommodate our Assessment Centres and Interviews on the dates outlined in our adverts, we may need to be flexible about how and when we run our Recruitment processes for the time being.

We are currently running Assessments and Interviews remotely should we need to, in accordance with Government advice, so if you envisage any issues with accessing a computer, webcam or a sufficient internet connection for a video call, then please do highlight this in your Supporting Statement. We will of course do all we can to ensure you have the best experience in applying to work with us during this challenging period.

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Peter Sheppard (Principal Engineer) at

For more information on the recruitment & selection process, please contact

Opening Date: 09 June 2021
Closing Date: Ongoing until appointments are made.

Please note, the team will be constantly reviewing applications which we receive. If your application is successful, the team will contact you for a telephone interview.

Interview date:

Contracted hours: 35

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