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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Engineer @ A world-leading genomics organisation -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene McDaid; posted on Friday, November 05, 2021

    Submitter

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    This is a great opportunity for a strong software engineer/ developer with extensive experience within bioinformatics to join a world-leading genomics organisation in London. You will be responsible for developing and operating digital products aimed at solving a wide variety of bioinformatics needs in genomic medicine by crafting production quality code.

    Key Accountabilities Include:
    • Produce high quality code
    • Be a proactive member of a squad, adopting agile practices, offering subject matter expertise
    • Perform computational analyses for a range of projects
    • Implement software solutions for high-throughput sequencing data analysis and genome analysis and interpretation (long-read sequencing)
    • Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by colleagues
    • Contribute to the team's continuous improvement efforts
    • Ensure that they adhere to the various standards and accreditations required for both clinical laboratory practice and software delivery
    • Work with the engineering chapter to ensure adherence to software engineering standards and best practices.
    • Know and understand the meaning behind our virtues of Empathy, Integrity, Focus, Connection, Speed, Curiosity, Impact and embody them in all aspects of your role.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Essential Skills Required Include:
    • Excellent Python coding skillset
    • Solid skillset in Bioinformatics, understanding of the standards, data sources and tool chains used in NGS and clinical genomics
    • Proficient in Linux, Git, Postgres (or similar RDBMs)
    • Solid expertise of developing production quality algorithms and software to analyse large data sets
    • A demonstrable ability to cope under pressure and deliver to deadlines
    • Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
    • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
    • Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
    • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands.
    • Excellent technical writing skills.
    • Experience working in agile environments and demonstrable effectiveness working in agile squads
    • Experience in building code using CI/CD

    PREFERENCES

    Desirable Skills Required Include:
    • Experience in building code using DevOps practices
    • Experience building microservices
    • Experience in Django
    • Experience of NoSQL databases such as HBASE, Solr/ElasticSearch
    • Experience in genomic data analysis and visualisation

    COMPENSATION

    There are some great benefits on offer with this role including the opportunity to work with one of the most ground-breaking genomics organisations in the country. There is a substantial pension scheme, competitive salary and generous holiday allowance.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at]pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Bioinformatics, Software, Developer, Engineer, Genomics, Computational, Analysis, Pipelines, NGS, Linux, Python, Git, PostgreSQL, Django, NoSQL, CI, CD, DevOps, Algorithms, London

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