IT Developer/Architect

About the National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI)

The NCRI was established by the Minister for Health in 1991and is funded by the Department of Health.

The functions of the NCRI are:

  • To identify, collect, classify, record, store, and analyse information relating to the incidence and prevalence of cancer and related tumours in Ireland.
  • To promote and facilitate the use of the data collected, through approved research, and in the planning and management of services.
  • To publish an Annual Report based on the activities of the NCRI.
  • To furnish advice, information and assistance in relation to any aspect of such service to the Minister.


To maintain, improve and extend existing IT software systems to allow for the complete and reliable collection, storage and retrieval of cancer data. To develop new systems that leverage the latest technologies to streamline and improve cancer data collection in terms of functionality, security and availability.

Particulars of Office

Job Title: -                                             IT Architect/Developer

Reporting To: -                                     IT Supervisor

Hours: -                                                  37 hours per week

Salary: -                                                  Grade VI € 49,041 to €59,914

Please note unless you have previous Public Sector employment experience you will join the Salary Scale at the first point ie €49,041.

Contract: -                                             2 year contract

Notice: -                                                One month’s notice in writing is required

Annual Leave: -                                    30 Days per annum

Confidentiality: -                                  Officers are bound by the provision of the Data Protection legislation.

Location: -                                            This post is based at the NCRI in Cork.

Terms and Conditions:                       30 Days annual leave, Flexi Time and Hybrid Working (3 days in office; 2 days at home)

NCRI is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Job Description


  • Maintain existing in-house applications to record, update and retrieve cancer data.
  • Manage and maintain the effective and optimal processing of manual and electronic data.
  • Manage the gathering of requirements from users to create an agreed requirements document
  • Identify and propose opportunities for improvements with the in-house applications, in line with industry best practice
  • Maintain databases to ensure data security and integrity
  • Project manage the implementation of change requests or enhancements, from user requirements through development through user testing and release
  • Propose, develop and implement version control processes to ensure integrity of software code in all environments
  • Be aware of, and manage, licencing needs with any new developments or enhancements
  • Create and/or maintain comprehensive user documentation and technical documentation for in-house applications

Project management

  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure assigned projects meets needs
  • Manage stakeholder expectation versus actual deliverables throughout the project
  • Provide time based plans for all assigned projects
  • Monitor and manage the quality of deliverables for all assigned projects
  • Deliver tasks to agreed time-lines and escalate appropriately if these time-lines are at risk
  • Provide regular status reports for all assigned projects
  • Manage the resolution of all issues in assigned projects and escalates issues when appropriate
  • Manage the interaction between functions/suppliers in assigned projects

Customer service

  • Provide user support as required, (including remote locations)
  • Provide 2nd line support for calls logged on helpdesk
  • Liaise with 3rd party service providers to support calls logged on helpdesk
  • Investigate and troubleshoot issues, leading to an implemented resolution
  • Provide communication to all users for planned system outages, upgrades and during unplanned outages
  • Manage user testing of bug fixes and new releases, working closely with users to ensure a comprehensive test
  • Present technical information and solutions in an understandable format to team members and colleagues
  • Liaise with a range of stakeholders including internal customers of NCRI and external suppliers of systems and services


  • Be a Technical Lead and provide guidance to colleagues and management
  • Keep up to date with new and emerging tools and technologies and assess their potential benefit to the Registry
  • Be cognizant of data confidentially and sensitivity and considers this in all developments and projects
  • Engage in ongoing training.
  • Works as part of the IT team to provide an optimal services to users
  • Provide status to scheduled IT meetings and participate in discussions on ongoing work
  • Support the  cross-training of IT team as required
  • Any other reasonable duties that may be specified by management from time to time.

If you are interested in this role please submit Cover Letter and CV to Recruitmentteam [at] before Close of Busines on Friday 8th July 2022

Job description: 
Expiry date: 
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 17:30

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