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Python Software Developer - London

Business Type: Biotechnology Company, Internet - IT Services
Job Type: Biotechnology, Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: London
Reference: GELJLPYD
Closing Date: 13/06/19
Job Details:
Python Software Developer - London

To build on the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project, the Government tasked NHS England with support from Genomics England to launch a new NHS Genomic Medicine Service comprising a National Genomic Test Directory where 300,000 tests have been re-profiled and whole genome sequencing will be available for direct healthcare. Through 7 Genomic Laboratory Hubs this offers equitable access to the 55 million people in England to the latest genomic medicine and research. This will lead to faster diagnosis and personalised medicine.
Genomics England has been asked to prepare a plan for up to 5 million genomic tests over the next 5 years.
The post holder is an experienced Python developer responsible for the development and maintenance of distributed systems for the automation of Genomic England''s genome informatics platform.

The post holder will work in a cross functional team of developers and bioinformaticians to maintain and develop platform components. The post holder will interact closely with R&D teams across the bioinformatics department to productise new analysis processes and protocols and liaise with platform engineers to ensure the smooth running of the platform.

This is a software development role. Genomics/bioinformatics knowledge is not required.

Key Accountabilities:

*Write effective and scalable code
*Test and debug code
*Maintain and improve functionality of existing system components
*Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance
*Contribute to the design, architecture and implementation of new features and system components
*Assist with the deployment and troubleshooting of the genome informatics platform
*Coordinate with members of other teams across the bioinformatics department to understand user requirements and port new analysis protocols and processes to the automated platform
*Liaise with platform engineers to ensure the smooth running of the genome informatics platform

Key Requirements:

*Commercial software development experience
*Experience in the development and maintenance of large distributed systems
*Expertise in at least one popular Python framework like Django or Flask
*Knowledge of object-relational mapping (ORM)
*Familiarity with the principles of micro service architecture
*Experience with application deployment in the cloud
*Experience with REST APIs
*Proficiency in collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA
*Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
*Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
*Good attention to detail
*Degree in computer science or software engineering
*Experience with high performance computing
*Front end web development experience

There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.

If you''re interested, please do not hesitate to contact Jack Lacy at or call (+44) 121 616 3467 to discuss this opportunity further.

Keywords: Python, Developer, Engineer, API, Restful, Java, JavaScript, HPC, Github, Jira, Confluence, Django, SOA, NGS, Bioinformatics, Genomics, London.

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Posted: 16/05/2019 | NPJ Ref: 235773
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