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  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: Competitive salary and great benefits package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted over 1 year ago

  • Sector: Software
  • Contact: Ollie Gearing
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2021-09-20
  • Job Ref: V-47024 - OG

This exciting company that are looking for a Senior Software Developer that will lead or drive the creation of software infrastructure enabling the analysis and interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data generated. Working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team at the interface of chemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and software you will establish pipelines, infrastructure and development processes enabling the analysis of DNA sequence and methylation data in support of their R&D projects and clinical studies.


  • Contribute critically to the assay design team, by building the software infrastructure to support the workflow operations of the company.

  • Establish robust data processing pipelines, initially for R&D purpose, but developing them toward clinical grade assays.

  • Develop best practices for the companies software, including robust and tested pipelines that can be used by all the relevant stakeholders.

  • Produce high quality documentation of pipelines & software.

  • Interact with external collaborators in the context of clinical trials and pilot studies, developing interfaces and APIs.

  • In the longer term, contribute to the deployment of the regulated infrastructure to support large scale testing.

  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance.


Minimum qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in computer science or related field.

  • Experience in scientific programming and software development, most likely using Python.

  • Previous academic or industry experience either in a development team or as part of a scientific team.

  • Expertise in best practices for software development (such as git, scrum, sprint structure, testing suites, continuous integration tools).

  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks.

  • Experience using system monitoring tools and automated testing frameworks.

  • Experience of working with cloud platforms such as Azure and AWS.

  • Experience in building code using CI/CD .

  • Excellent team-working skills with previous experience of completing collaborative projects on time and within budget.

  • Enjoy working towards challenging goals in a fast-moving environment where on-time delivery of results is a high priority.

  • Enjoy working in a fast moving and motivated scientific environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in computer sciences, or a related field, with a strong computational component.

  • Line management and supervision of other developers.

  • Experience of establishing or working within a Quality Management System.