Software Integration Specialist: Visa Sponsorship Available

Full Time
Birmingham, United Kingdom, Wolverhampton
43,742 – 50,056 £ / Year

Job Summary

On a day-to-day basis provide hands on systems integration and interface development, testing, maintenance and support to the Acute Trust and Community.

A substantial part of this role will require the understanding and testing of interfaces between our Patient Administration System and many hospital and community health systems, so would suit either a developer or an experienced analyst who wishes to increase their technical knowledge.

The postholder will work closely with personnel from IT, clinical services and third-party system suppliers to ensure that all interfaces function correctly.

Experience with BizTalk or other integration engine technologies, HL7 messaging, SQL Server and Visual Basic.Net.

The post holder will take part in the planning and implementation of upgrades and new deployments of interfaces; and their third line support enabling 24 x 7 operation and ensuring the provision of near-100% availability.

The development of system interfaces will be under the direction of the Senior Software Architect and will be driven by the ICT work programme.

The post holder must have the ability to use a variety of integration/interface methods and it would be a distinct advantage to have knowledge of common communications protocols including TCP/IP, MLLP, HTTPS and FTP.

The role requires an understanding of a variety of system platforms, technologies and standards; of which database structures and HL7 messaging standards are fundamentally important.

Main duties of the job

Undertake systems integration development including database and application level developments, enhancements and additions to the Trust integration engines; and the testing thereof.

Provide 3rd line support for the Trust integration engines, system interfaces, bespoke systems and databases.

Production and maintenance of both technical and user documentation and procedures, ensuring that they are kept up to date.

Maintenance of the Trust’s integration engines and interfaces.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We’re passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as “Good” by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards; The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree level


  • Specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate courses & experience to masters equivalent level



  • Extensive experience of systems integration, applications development and database design (including SQL) as part of complex system and software development and implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience of maintaining database systems including all aspects of security (user level and encryption accordingly).
  • Knowledge and experience of HL7 in a hospital environment
  • Customer and supplier contact skills – face-to-face contact, telephone communication skills.
  • Able to take part in meetings
  • Extensive knowledge of interface engine technologies, HL7 messaging, SQL Server (including Integration Services), database design, XML, Visual Basic, C#, BizTalk installation, configuration and development.
  • Knowledge of common communications protocols including TCP/IP, MLLP and FTP.
  • Knowledge of development software & development cycle


  • Experience in a health information environment or similar
  • Able to lead meetings
  • Working knowledge of procedures, service levels agreements.

Communication Skills


  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Communicates about ICT development projects with internal and external stakeholders, to establish their buy in to application developments, timelines and resource requirements
  • Communicates effectively within a team environment



  • Ability to work flexibly particularly when projects are about to go live.
  • Willing to work in a flexible manner as and when required.


  • Able to work in an organisation that is continually changing and striving to change.
  • Ability to be able to deal with and respond effectively to unplanned interruptions.



  • Ability to lead, develop and work within a team environment.
  • Able to work under own initiative and judgement at all times
  • Able to concentrate for prolonged periods of their work checking computer coding, plans, test schedules, risk registers etc. This will involve highly complex information that needs prolonged on intense concentration, and require post holder to be at VDU for most of the working day.


  • Could require flexible working between multiple sites.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 12 May 2024

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Job Category: Software Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

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