Software Engineer – Genomics job with Paramount Recruitment

Software Engineer – Genomics

This is a great opportunity for a strong software engineer/ developer with extensive experience within bioinformatics to join a world-leading genomics organisation in London. You will be responsible for developing and operating digital products aimed at solving a wide variety of bioinformatics needs in genomic medicine by crafting production quality code.

Key Accountabilities Include:
*Produce high quality code
*Be a proactive member of a squad, adopting agile practices, offering subject matter expertise
*Perform computational analyses for a range of projects
*Implement software solutions for high-throughput sequencing data analysis and genome analysis and interpretation (long-read sequencing)
*Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by colleagues
*Contribute to the team’s continuous improvement efforts
*Ensure that they adhere to the various standards and accreditations required for both clinical laboratory practice and software delivery
*Work with the engineering chapter to ensure adherence to software engineering standards and best practices.
*Know and understand the meaning behind our virtues of Empathy, Integrity, Focus, Connection, Speed, Curiosity, Impact and embody them in all aspects of your role.
Essential Skills Required Include:
*Excellent Python coding skillset
*Solid skillset in Bioinformatics, understanding of the standards, data sources and tool chains used in NGS and clinical genomics
*Proficient in Linux, Git, Postgres (or similar RDBMs)
*Solid expertise of developing production quality algorithms and software to analyse large data sets
*A demonstrable ability to cope under pressure and deliver to deadlines
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
*Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
*Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands.
*Excellent technical writing skills.
*Experience working in agile environments and demonstrable effectiveness working in agile squads
*Experience in building code using CI/CD
Desirable Skills Required Include:
*Experience in building code using DevOps practices
*Experience building microservices
*Experience in Django
*Experience of NoSQL databases such as HBASE, Solr/ElasticSearch
*Experience in genomic data analysis and visualisation

There are some great benefits on offer with this role including the opportunity to work with one of the most ground-breaking genomics organisations in the country. There is a substantial pension scheme, competitive salary and generous holiday allowance.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Bioinformatics, Software, Developer, Engineer, Genomics, Computational, Analysis, Pipelines, NGS, Linux, Python, Git, PostgreSQL, Django, NoSQL, CI, CD, DevOps, Algorithms, London.

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