Senior - Software Developer - Sequencing Informatics
Salary range: £24,589 to £39,729 pa depending on experience, plus excellent benefits
The level of the appointment (developer or senior developer) will depend on the skills and qualifications of the successful candidate.
An exciting opportunity has become available for a software developer/senior software developer to join the New Pipelines Group (NPG).
The NPG group is a part of core sequencing informatics team at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The group develops and maintains software for analysis and archival of sequencing and genotyping data produced by the high throughput facilities at the institute. Members of the team work in close collaboration with each other. Opportunities for professional growth are encouraged through formal and informal training, exposure to all elements of the software development cycle and work on diverse software projects. Most of the code developed by the team is available on GitHub: https://github.com/wtsi-npg
The successful candidate will work on a range of projects, such as (1) virtualising our computational pipelines and other software in order to make it run in standard manner on arbitrary hosts, including cloud, (2) highly efficient and scalable data streaming server and client applications, (3) analysis and QC pipelines, (4) applications for tracking sequencing instruments, (5) data archival, warehousing and visualisation.
We welcome applications equally from those who wish to work full time (37 hours) or for a minimum of 30 hours per week via a flexible working arrangement.
- An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science (or similar), Bioinformatics or other science discipline.
- Competent in Python (virtualenv, pip), Node.js (streaming, Express, async, Promise), Perl (Moose, DBix::Class, CPAN)
- Working knowledge of Linux OS and shell scripting (looping, conditions, error capture)
- Experience of and/or interest to virtualization (VMs and/or Linux containers)
- Experience of working with databases (using joins in relational databases, ORMs)
- Use of version control software (Git)
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Readiness to do self-directed learning
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work both on their own and as a part of a team.
- Test automation and continuous integration
- Experience of working with large datasets (e.g. tens of thousands of 50 gigabyte files)
- HPC under a job scheduler (LSF or OpenLava or other) or more contempory pipeline solutions e.g. Apache Spark
- NoSQL databases (e.g. CouchDB, MongoDB)
The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.
The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Genome Campus Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement (CCPE) programme. The CCPE programme delivers training and engagement focused around genomics, its applications, and implications. Its vision is to inspire a range of audiences both on the Campus and beyond it, and make the world of genomics open and accessible to all.
To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. In addition the Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.
Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
Applications will be considered on an on-going basis.