Digital Careers

The Organisation:

The Digital Recruitment Company is working with a fantastic governing body who provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills.  It is a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.



  • Define the overall technical architecture for the mobile platform
  • Define the technical requirements for the implementation of new mobile solutions
  • Define the technical aspects of the mobile application solution architecture, including the technology used, methodology followed, and devices targeted
  • Prepare technical solution and architecture documents, work products and presentations
  • Define mobile security protocols, analytics and social channel integration
  • Design and develop mobile architectures and interfaces to integrate mobile and back-end applications with web-services and external APIs
  • Develop and document detailed architectures for mobile solutions on iOS and Android phone/tablet and hybrid platforms
  • Take responsibility for the various non-functional aspects in mobile application design and provide a solution to optimise performance, scalability etc. using DevOps principles
  • Collaborate and work with mobile technology and cloud service providers to ensure PHE derives the maximum benefit from any third-party service providers and that the right knowledge is transferred in-house
  • Continuously seek to improve your own knowledge of work areas and embrace the agile framework of software delivery methodology and aim to reach full agility with continuous integration, delivery and deployment
  • Research and recommend proven open-source tools and platforms that will support the ongoing delivery of PHE’s mobile platform
  • Enforce sound development practices and ensure the quality delivery of enterprise mobile solutions
  • Line management responsibility
  • Take ownership of the solution from end to end, and be responsible for translating functional requirements into a mobile solution



  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject such as computer science with core development element or equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Proficiency with at least one of: modern JavaScript (ECMAScript 2015–2017 / ES6+), Kotlin/Java or Swift/Objective-C and their associated build tools
  • Good understanding of Android or iOS UI guidelines
  • Genuine passion and interest in web and mobile technologies
  • Good understanding of Web Services (SOAP, REST)
  • Experience with version control software (Git or Mercurial)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Linux or Windows-based operating systems
  • Experience and knowledge of the principles and practices of agile development and the project lifecycle

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