1 month ago

Software Engineer - Genomics

London Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: BEGEL_1628862134

Posted on behalf of

Genomics England

Software Engineer - Genomics


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.

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

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

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.

Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@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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