Software Engineer at DrDoctor, UK, 6 Months, £Contract Rate (Outside IR35)

  • Contract Spy
  • United Kingdom
  • Nov 13, 2023
6 Months or more

Contract Description


We're looking for .NET Software Engineer to join us on a 6 month contract basis (outside IR35) as we deliver an important project to make our patient portal available in Welsh. You will need to be highly experienced and confident with localisation work, the as that will be a key focus of this project.

We work with a number of Welsh NHS Trusts (health boards) which requires us to offer services in the Welsh language. Our patient portal is currently only available in English so we need additional resource to help our solution support localisation. Our tech leads have done the initial scoping and now we need someone to deliver this solution effectively and hit ground running. You'll be building on brilliant foundations, our product is loved by NHS healthcare teams and used by 21+ million patients across 50 NHS Trusts and Health Boards - we've just hit 100 million appointments!

OK, that's me, but who are DrDoctor?

Take a look at our careers page ( to find out a bit more about our mission, vision, and impact!

But ultimately, we the NHS and want to help it work better. We radically transform the delivery of health services to make healthcare work for everyone - for patients, doctors, administrative teams and taxpayers.


What would I be doing day to day?

As an overview you'll be:

  • Modifying the existing patient portal code base to use localisation resource strings to enable language translation
  • Working closely with our patient portal team to release your changes
  • Implementing translation labels in the patient portal (don't worry we'll provide the Welsh text)
  • Implementing database, code and test changes to capture and use the user 's language preference


OK, I'm interested. What experience do I need to have?

  • C#/.NET (ASP.NET in particular)
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Experience with localisation
  • Familiarity with testing tools like NUnit, SpecFlow etc

We know from research and experience that candidates may not apply if they don't think they meet 100% of our requirements. If you don't tick all the boxes but feel you would be a good fit, we would still love to hear from you. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture!

Just to let you know too, we will need you to have the Right to Work in the UK, and as we work closely with the NHS, if we get to the stage where we make you an offer to join us, we will also need to undertake a DBS check.


We are perfect for each other, what are the next steps?

This is a contract role that we would like to start this month. If that doesn't quite work, it still worth dropping us a line to discuss your situation and availability. After your application, we will be in touch in a few days to let you know if we think we might be a match. If it's a yes, we'll arrange a 30-minute call to find out more about your experience, and share more info on the project.

At DrDoctor we aspire to be as supportive as we can for all our people, no matter what type of engagement we have. We have a flexible working approach, where you can choose to work at home or in the office, wherever you are at your best. You can work at times where you are your most productive and will be supported by your colleagues throughout your time with us.

We get there are a lot of great roles out there, so we will make sure to get through the rounds as quickly as possible. All we ask is you keep us up to date with your plans.