Software Developer

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Python Developer, Software, Developer, Software Engineer, Python, Django, Java, Javascript, service

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26 Mar, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Software Developer

Personalised Medicine, Bioinformatics, Permanent!

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team. To build on the success of the recently completed 100,000 Genomes Project the Government tasked NHS England with support from Genomics England to launch a new NHS Genomic Medicine Service. Through 7 Genomic Laboratory Hubs this offers equitable access to the 55 million people in England to the latest genomic medicine and research which will lead to faster diagnosis and personalised medicine.

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a talented Software Developer to join their Pipelines team. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining distributed systems for the automation of Genomics England's genome informatics platform. You'll work in a cross-functional team of developers and bioinformaticians to maintain and develop platform components and will interact closely with R&D teams across the department to productise new analysis processes and protocols and liaise with platform engineers to ensure smooth running of the platform.

No previous knowledge or experience in Bioinformatics is required!

This role would be ideal for someone with 3-5 years' experience in commercial Software Development with a strong focus on Python, Java, and designing/developing REST APIs.

As a Software Engineer your main responsibilities will be
-Writing effective and scalable code
-Testing and debugging code
-Maintaining and improving functionality of existing system components
-Developing backend components to improve responsiveness and overall performance
-Contributing to the design, architecture and implementation of new features and system components
-Assisting with deployment and troubleshooting of the genome informatics platform
-Coordinating with team members to understand user requirements and port new analysis protocols and processes to automated platform

The ideal Software Developer will meet the following requirements:
-3-5 years' commercial software development experience; developing and maintaining large distributed systems ideally
-Strong experience with Python and Django/Flask frameworks
-Knowledge of object-relational mapping
-Familiarity with principles of microservice architecture
-Experience with application deployment in the cloud
-Experience with REST APIs
-Proficiency in collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA

In return you will receive a competitive salary with excellent benefits and will have the opportunity to make a real difference to patients' lives at an exciting time in genomic research. The new Genomic Medicine Service will transform the way in which patients are cared for!

If you're interested in applying, please send your CV to Anna on (or contact +44 121 616 3469).

Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK will be considered. This means you must have either a UK/EU passport or indefinite leave to remain.

Keywords: Python Developer, Software, Developer, Software Engineer, Python, Django, Java, Javascript, service oriented architecture, SOA, AWS, Amazon Web Services, REST APIs, API, Github, Confluence, JIRA, HPC, High performance computing, pipeline, WGS, whole genome, Genomics, London, UK

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