Engineering Team Lead (Web Technologies)

University of Oxford
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK
UK date and time: 23-September-2021 11:48

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Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Grade 9: £48,114 to £55,750, with discretionary range to £60,905. In addition, for appropriately qualified candidates, a market supplement may be payable up to a total maximum salary of £75,000

Applications are invited for an Engineering Team Lead to work with the DataLab, at the University of Oxford, led by Dr Ben Goldacre. This is a career-defining opportunity to lead the software development of OpenSAFELY, a revolutionary open source platform for secure, internationally-important medical research. You will work in a small, productive, ambitious, very fast-moving team of software developers, academics, and clinicians, all pooling skills and knowledge to build platforms and tools as well as traditional academic papers.

This role will appeal to candidates with management experience, but who wish to maintain a strong element of hands-on software engineering in their work. The successful applicant’s responsibilities include software engineering and sysops; working with a product manager to ensure that the team’s work is well-defined; guiding the architecture of the entire OpenSAFELY platform; continuously reflecting on and improving the team’s processes; line management; and monitoring progress.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong experience in client and server side web development, preferably using React and Python. You will be self-motivated, and enjoy contributing to a supportive, helpful culture. You will enjoy working collaboratively in small teams, with a light management touch. You will have extensive experience of line management, coaching, and building teams, and you will have a track record of delivering the cultural and operational changes required to grow a product suite This can be a largely-remote role (within the UK), and is up to full-time; flexible and part-time working are acceptable. Contractually, you will be based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG. 

The position fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance.  We envisage a longer-term need for this post as the group grows and builds up its portfolio (our strategy is outlined in the job description), but initially can only appoint based on funding currently available.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 20th October.

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2172450.