Lead Software Developer

Oxford, UK
80000 GBP

We have partnered with an Oxford based biotech company who are working towards the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This is a unique opportunity to develop disruptive technology in one of the most significant areas of Life Sciences, and as a result have a direct impact on human health.

They are looking for a Lead Software Developer to drive the creation of software infrastructure enabling the analysis & interpretation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data generated.

The role will involve working within a highly skilled interdisciplinary team at the interface of chemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics and software you will establish pipelines, infrastructure and development processes enabling the analysis of DNA sequences.

Key Responsibilities: Lead Software Developer

       Produce high quality documentation of pipelines & software.

       Interact with external collaborators in the context of clinical trials and pilot studies, developing interfaces and APIs.

       In the longer term, contribute to the deployment of the regulated infrastructure to support large scale testing.

       Lead/mentor a small team of software developers.

Person Specification: Lead Software Developer

·        Experience in scientific programming and software development, most likely using Python.

·        Previous academic or industry experience either in a development team or as part of a scientific team.

·        Expertise in best practices for software development (such as git, scrum, sprint structure, testing suites, continuous integration tools).

·        Experience with relational and NoSQL databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks. 

·        Experience using system monitoring tools and automated testing frameworks.

·        Experience of working with cloud platforms such as Azure and AWS.

·        Experience in building code using CI/CD .

·        Excellent team-working skills with previous experience of completing collaborative projects on time and within budget.

·        Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to communicate complicated ideas and information effectively at all levels.


We have been working with this organisation since April 2020, placing several scientists with them. This is an opportunity to join a company with a genuinely awesome, inclusive culture where everyone is driven and motivated to achieve.

You will recognise the importance of pulling in the same direction, to achieve a common goal.

Job Overview
Location : Oxford, UK
Type : Permanent
Category : Biotech, Software
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