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Senior Software Developer

Grade 2 (Software Developer) £40,345 to £48,818 dependent on experience plus excellent benefits

We are seeking an experienced full stack Java developer to work in the development of high throughput Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to meet the increasing informatics needs of our state of the art scientific institute and collaborative projects.

We develop a large scale LIMS to assist in the tracking of scientific data generated in our labs, as well as bespoke support for our faculty groups. You can visit the following link for more information on the work we do: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/mouse-pipelines. Our Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) is used to support many other groups, both within the Sanger Institute and around the world.

You will become part of a relaxed but professional software development team, with access to extraordinary computing resources and many opportunities for furthering your knowledge of robust web development, user interface design, Java and relational databases.

You will gather and implement user requirements and discuss the impact of new features with the senior developers in the group and other members of the team. You will operate a separate ticketing system to track and lead user issues and bugs.

We develop primarily in Java using a web stack running on Apache Tomcat and using Oracle as the database layer.

Our user interfaces are built with JSP, JavaScript and SASS. 

Job Reference
82965

Essential Skills

  • You hold a reputable degree in Computing science or demonstrable equivalent experience of the same level
  • You have a minimum of two years’ work experience in practical software development.
  • You demonstrate a good working knowledge of Java and web development.
  • You have experience with current software development tools and practice including Eclipse/InteliJ, Maven, unit testing and version control (Git).
  • You posses Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

Ideal Skills

  • You have knowledge of the Spring Framework APIs.
  • You have experience in designing and manual querying of relational databases (preferably Oracle).
  • You show an interest in user experience and user interface design.
  • You demonstrate development experience with jQuery and CSS/SASS.
  • You are ablo to show development with JDBC and experience of bespoke SQL querying.
  • You have experience with Agile project methodologies.

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute. 

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.  

The Campus is a community of organisations working in genomic research, enterprise, education and discourse. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome  Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England.  Also located here is Connecting Science - its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus.

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  

Closing date: 25th February 2018, However applications will be considered on an on-going basis.