SARS-CoV-2 Data Hubs Software Engineer
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Cambridge, UK
3d ago

We are seeking a Software Engineer for deployment in the task force building and operating the SARS-CoV-2 Data Hubs, a part of the European COVID-19 Data Platform.

Your role

This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to EMBL-EBI’s COVID-19 scientific response. The European COVID-19 Data Platform comprises two components : the COVID-19 Portal supporting access to COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets and the SARS-CoV-2 Data Hubs, providing support for outbreak data management, sharing and cloud-based analysis.

As part of the SARS-CoV-2 Data Hubs Task Force, you will build upon existing infrastructure to develop and extend the existing pathogen Data Hubs.

This will include work on programmatic interfaces to link content to visualisation, our Notebooks data exploration system, improving and extending our cloud computational workflow environments, data mirroring systems, data retrieval interfaces and provision of links to national public health infrastructure services.

You will design and extend software, including investigating and selecting appropriate technologies, to meet the data indexing and presentation needs of the projects.

You will work with teams from across the Institute.

You have

Applicants should possess a university degree in the computer or life sciences, have several years’ experience in a software development capacity and the following skills and experiences :

  • Strong command of Java, preferably including Spring / Spring Boot
  • Experience developing or maintaining web-based applications (html, css, Javascript frameworks such as Angular)
  • RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency with database connectivity. Relational and noSQL databases (document stores (e.g MongoDB) or search engines (ElasticSearch))
  • Shell scripting
  • Experience in full software development cycle including design, implementation, testing, version control and deployment
  • Willingness to learn new skills as the project requires
  • Self-motivated and capable of working both independently and as part of a team
  • You might also have

  • Experience with NextFlow workflow manager, or other workflow manager
  • Experience with microservices architecture
  • CI / CD pipelines
  • Containerisation (Docker or similar) and orchestration
  • Cloud deployment
  • Prior experience working in a multidisciplinary scientific environment
  • Why join us

    EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by over 27 member states and two associate member states.

    We encourage personal and professional development and are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.

    Surrounded by picturesque South Cambridgeshire countryside, provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role.

    In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of including :

  • 30 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Unique pension scheme including 17% employer contribution
  • Annual salary review
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Death benefit, long-term care, accident at work and unemployment insurances
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • On-site library and subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria
  • Casual dress code
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Campus
  • Extensive sports and social club activities (run on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits : Onsite nursery, child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non UK residents : Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance
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