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Senior Software Developer - Cellular Genetics Programme

Salary in the region of £40,850 - £49,428 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Permanent/ Open Contract

We are looking for a Senior Software Developer to join our Informatics team (https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/cellular-genetics-informatics). We are part of the Cellular Genetics programme which uses state of the art experimentation and computational tools to understand the biology of cells. Our team develops infrastructure for efficient data storage, access and analysis that support the programme's research goals.

In this role you will develop a data infrastructure which will be capable of storing and providing fast and easy access to the large amounts of imaging scans from the human and mouse brain at the single cell level. In the longer term, the data will also include images from various human organs and other data types.

You will have access to Sanger's elite computational resources, including an OpenStack private cloud, an LSF computational cluster and many petabytes of high-speed distributed file systems and object stores.

We support recent graduates or current students in their final year to apply, although it is strongly desirable that you have relevant development experience outside of coursework (e.g. active participation in open source projects or the pursuit of personal coding projects).

Job Reference
83159

Essential Skills

  • Degree in Computer Science or in a related field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Bioinformatics)
  • Knowledge of Linux based operating systems, libraries, and tools
  • Knowledge of core computer science concepts and practices
  • Skill in a combination of interpreted and compiled programming languages
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience with data architecture
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Motivation and attention to detail

Ideal Skills

  • Experience with handling high-throughput imaging data
  • Image processing experience
  • Knowledge (or experience) of Cloud environments and technologies (OpenStack, AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible)
  • Knowledge of virtualization/ containerization technologies (Docker)
  • Experience with user interface design

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 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, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • 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 commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all 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. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 20th August 2018