3 weeks ago

Bioinformatics Engineer

London Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 275792

Bioinformatics Engineer
London
  
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 Sabrina Deo at sdeo@pararecruit.com 

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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