Wellcome Sanger Institute

🟥 Software Developer

Job description

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Do you want to help us improve human health and understand life on Earth? Make your mark by shaping the future to enable or deliver life-changing science to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

We are offering a 1 year fixed term contract for Software Developers of any grade for PaM Informatics, an informatics support team in the Parasites and Microbes programme. This can be a great Secondment opportunity for anyone internal.

🤩 About the Role:

You will help us deliver Monocle: a data sharing platform used by our scientists and collaborators all over the world. The position involves a mix of front-end and back-end development in Python and Javascript.

You will be involved with the designing, implementing and supporting software systems for the management and analysis of large genomic datasets. You will work with other members of the team to understand scientific software requirements and ensure it fits into existing pathogen informatics systems.

✨ About You:

You are familiar with modern practices such as design patterns, SCRUM and CI/CD. You enjoy working with people and guiding colleagues in their professional development. You will be exposed to new and uncommon technologies, such as Svelte, CouchDb, and Kubernetes.

Most importantly, you are motivated to support our science and make a difference in the fight on infectious diseases to improve global health.

🧬 About Us:

PaM Informatics embraces agile methods and promotes open source software development. In close collaboration with the scientists in the programme, we develop workflows and platforms for the processing, tracking and sharing of large volumes of genomic data related to infectious diseases, such as meningitis or pneumonia.

We also support the scientists by developing and deploying software and services that advance their research, and provide direct informatics advice. As a dynamic team we share all elements of our work, so you would be involved in a variety of different projects, with a focus on Monocle.

🔧 Essential Technical Skills:

  • A degree in computer science or a related discipline (or equivalent industrial experience)
  • Experience developing software
  • Strong interest in developing new concepts for storing and sharing data Programming experience in at least one programming language, preferably Python or Javascript
  • Knowledge and experience of UNIX system
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive with ability to manage own workload effectively Strong interpersonal and communication skills

🌟 Competencies and Behaviours:

  • Eager to learn new skills
  • Ability to mentor junior team members
  • Experience of successfully delivering projects
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and organise own workload
  • Ability to communicate effectively about complex technical matters with both technical experts and non-specialists
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders at all levels

📝 Other Information

Please apply with your CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you would meet the criteria set out above. Please indicate which grade you think you have the skills and experience for.

Internal employees interested in applying for this role should apply through the internal Jobs Hub.

Hybrid Working:

We have adopted a hybrid working model to allow for flexibility between office and remote working. We can discuss this further with you at interview stage.

💸 Salary range (Dependant on skills and experience):

Grade 1 Principal Software Developer £58,549  to £68,000 G1 role profile

Grade 2 Senior Software Developer £47,643 to £56,000 G2 role profile

Grade 3 Software Developer £36,379 to £42,000 G3 role profile

Closing Date: 3rd December 2023

Contract length: 12 months fixed term contract (Externally funded)

Please do not wait until the closing date to apply as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the role may close when a successful appointment has been made.

🚀 Working at Wellcome Sanger:

Our flexible-hybrid working environment is designed to support a healthy work-life balance. This means you can work flexibly with a combination of working from home, and working from our Campus to allow you to focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of working flexibly.

We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

🔑 Benefits:

We are proud to deliver an awarding campus-wide employee wellbeing strategy and programme. The importance of good health and adopting a healthier lifestyle and the commitment to reduce work-related stress is strongly acknowledged and recognised at Sanger Institute.

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