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Senior Software Developer

Salary in the region of £41,000 plus excellent benefits

We are seeking a senior software developer with great energy, empathy, and curiosity to design and craft software that enables the service delivery of globally significant scientific research at scale.

What we can offer

Genuine job happiness supporting large teams of scientists at one of the world’s leading research centres delivering extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.

Team work with senior and junior developers coding in Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, SQL and noSQL technologies deployed to Linux (typically), Macintosh and Windows environments.

The chance to create enterprise technical solutions with virtualisation, web services and message bus technologies (OpenStack, VMware, Rabbit MQ) in an open source culture (

Professional growth and development through a dedicated training budget and exposure to all elements of the software development process managed using Scrum.

Space to explore your long-term opportunities through our trained coaches and mentors program, In our most recent Employee Survey, 92% of respondents said that they feel proud to tell others that they work here.

To be part of a diverse group of over 300 on site developers helping to build great technologies to support Wellcome's 25 year vision for the campus (

A comfortable working environment with a first name culture, informal dress code, a company social calendar and modern offices set in the 55 acre grounds of Hinxton Hall and associated wet land reserve ten miles to the south of the charming city of Cambridge.

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

Job Reference

Essential Skills

An upper second honours degree in Computing & IT or equivalent experience. We need you to have the aptitude to craft maintainable software systems.

An in-depth knowledge of at least two programing languages one of which will be C#, Java, Python or Ruby. We need you to have experience in selecting the right language for the task.

A years’ experience or more developing multi-user concurrent systems using MVC frameworks in an industry setting. We use Rails, J2EE, Spring, JSP, Eve, Nginx & Tomcat.

A years’ experience or more with modern software development tools and practice including test driven development and continuous integration. We use Git, Jenkins CI, TestNG, Rspec, and Mockito.

In addition, you will have experience of at least one discipline in;

  • Design, and manipulation (CRUD) of relational database systems or NoSQL platforms. We use MySQL, PostgreSQL and a little MongoDB.
  • Design and construction of data visualisation dashboards. We use Tableau.
  • Agile project methodologies. We use Scrum with certified Product Owners, certified Scrum masters and a passion for process improvement.

Other information

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 pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme and Campus Nursery
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our dedication 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: 30th April however, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis