Service Care Solutions Ltd

Software Developer

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Software Developer to work on a Fully remote basis for a Government entity.

Role details:
, Contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy, jointly with partners, for creating software processes for WGS processing, analysis, reporting and storage within a Government Entity.
, To coordinate the contribution to development of new software and design with appropriate architecture for more efficient and scalable ways of automated processing, analysis, interpretation and visualisation of sequence and epidemiological data.
, To work with bioinformatics colleagues to migrate, as appropriate, current analytical pipelines to the new architecture for software solutions.
, To ensure best practice for software development, testing and implementation is followed in the WGS Development and Implementation Service and across NIS.
, To ensure compliance with quality procedures and achieve appropriately recognised software accreditation
, To support software improvements required to enhance current service delivery.

Essential Criteria:
, Higher degree (i.e.

MSc or above) in Computer Science or related discipline
, Extensive experience of designing, developing and delivering large and complex software solutions
, Experience of distributed computer resources e.g.

Docker, Singularity
, Demonstrable skills in developing user interfaces for complex software systems
, Proven ability to write high quality software documentation and implementation of quality standards for coding among a team.
, Expert knowledge/experience of Unix, PostgreSQL or similar RDBMS.

Knowledge of Cassandra or similar NoSQL Database architectures and Proven expert skills in at least one object-oriented programming language, preferably Java or C++
, Knowledge of deploying code on distributed computational resources - HPC, public / private cloud
, Proven skills in developing and modifying code used for data analysis
, An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships, both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems


Desirable Criteria:
, Excellent academic background in a relevant discipline preferred
, Experience of software used for pipeline development, e.g.

NextFlow, Snakemake, Ansible
, Experience of achieving software accreditation
, Experience in industry or academia of delivering multi-disciplinary projects within deadlines
, Experience of bioinformatics and an understanding of Next Generation Sequencing analytical techniques and advancements of medical microbiology and genomics.
, Experience in writing parallel code using libraries such as MPI
, Skills in project management of software delivery, in a collaborative environment using best practices concerning testing, documentation and version control using Git
, An understanding of the main concepts of public health microbiology.

If you are interested in this role please contact Chris Wheeler on 01772208962 or email chris.wheeler@servicecare.org.uk.

Alternatively if you have any friends or colleagues that might be interested we have a £250 referral available for anyone referred that is successful in securing a role.




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