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    Opportunity: Senior Software Developer @ Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute -- Hinxton/Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Sam Bowker; posted on Friday, July 06, 2018


    We are recruiting a senior software developer to join our team and build Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the UK's leading genetic research institute dedicated to improving human health. There will be exposure to all aspects of software development, from eliciting requirements from users, through development and testing, to deployment to production systems. The technologies used change over time, and you will be able influence the ones that are chosen.


    You will work with a variety of technologies (including Vue.JS, Rails, Python, Java, REST, MySQL, RabbitMQ, Ansible, Git and OpenStack) to provide web-based LIMS to our internal customers. You will develop software that is used in the laboratories to track the work carried out and help the organisation work towards its mission to use genome sequences to increase understanding of human and pathogen biology to improve human health. The domain constantly evolves and challenges developers to construct inventive solutions.


    • An upper second honours degree in Computing and IT or equivalent experience
    • An in-depth knowledge of at least two programming languages one of which will be Java, Python or Ruby
    • A years' of experience developing multi-user concurrent systems using MVC frameworks in a commercial setting
    • A years' years of experience with modern software development tools and practice including test driven development, distributed version control and continuous integration
    • Experience of at least one of the following:
      • Working with relational databases (design and interaction)
      • Working knowledge and experience of agile project methodologies
      • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and/or a passion for user experience (UX)
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are essential
    • An interest in ever-changing science that supports research at scale to deliver outstanding improvements in human an animal health


    • You are relaxed about change, viewing it as an opportunity
    • You feel confident when working as a team to design the best solutions
    • You are eager to learn new skills
    • You are curious about processes and improving them


    Hinxton, Cambridge, UK


    Salary in the region of £41,000 plus excellent benefits


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    22nd July 2018

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