Software Engineer - Python

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Software, Software Engineer, Python Developer, Python, Java, NGS, API, Application Program Interface

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13 Jul, 2018

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Software Engineer - Python - permanent

Competitive salary, excellent location, permanent!

The 100,000 genomes project is a challenging and fast moving project with the aim to carry out whole genome sequencing on 100,000 participants. Genomics England works with key partners in research, pharmaceutical and academia to collect, store, QC and sequence samples from participants.
There is currently a highly talented bioinformatics team in place and Paramount are working with the group to offer additional candidates the opportunity to contribute to the project at the most exciting and challenging phase pf the programme. We would also love to hear from Curators, Statistical geneticists, Analysts and Software Developers to join the bioinformatics team.
The aim for this project is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS to support diagnosis and better treatments for patients. In time, this will truly transform the way people are cared for.
We are excited to advertise this position for a Python Developer as a permanent position. You will be reporting to Head of Interpretation Platform, responsible for creating web applications and utilising software engineering skills to interpret genetic data from large databases.
Further responsibilities as a Software Engineer include:
-Developing computational pipelines and services
-Working on complex projects and custom tasks within a wide variety of analytical problems
-Developing services for interpreting genomes, tracking and distributing interpretation requests, generating knowledgebases from interpretation outcomes
-Assisting with the deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of computational pipelines for WGS processing and analysis
-Liaising with internal colleagues as needed to ensure provision and smooth running of computational pipelines for data processing and analysis

The ideal Software Engineer should be/have:

-Degree in computer science or software engineering with ideally a postgraduate degree or equivalent work experience in bioinformatics
-Experience in developing and designing APIs and overall developing systems in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)  essential
-Proficient in tools such as Github, Confluence, JIRA
-Proficient in Python and ideally Java
-Ideally experience in developing NGS analysis pipelines for large number of samples
-Comfortable using high performance computing clusters

You will be based in an attractive, central location and have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of professionals within the pharmaceutical, academic and research industries.

Please don't hesitate to contact Anna on + 44 121 616 3469, apply to this advert or email for more information and a confidential discussion.

Keywords: Software, Software Engineer, Python Developer, Python, Java, NGS, API, Application Program Interface, Service Oriented Architecture, SOA, JIRA, Confluence, computational pipeline, Computer Science, Github, Bioinformatic*, pipeline*, genetic data, data, database, London, United Kingdom

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