We are hiring! 

In this varied, interesting and challenging role the successful candidate will provide technical knowledge, software engineering and leadership ability for(i) the ELIXIR UK node of the ELIXIR programme, and (ii) a growing portfolio of data and knowledge management projects.

University of Oxford, UK – Software Engineer (3 year fixed term) start date Summer 2014, or ASAP

Complete applications must be received by 12 noon on 28th May 2014
Interviews will held shortly after the closing date.

Salary: £29,837 – £36,661pa (grade 7)
Location: Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, UK
Projects: http://www.isa-tools.org
 and http://www.biosharing.org
Other entitlements: 38 days’ annual leave including public holidays and Christmas closure
Membership of the University’s Pension Scheme


Based in the Life, Natural and Biomedical Sciences team, the successful candidate will work closely with other members of the team and contribute towards the

  • specification, design, development and support of the UK ELIXIR Training e-Support System (http://elixir-uk.org) prototype; and
  • enhancement of relevant components of the ISA software suite (http://isacommons.org) and of the BioSharing registry (http://biosharing.org), embedded into a large number of UK and EU funded projects.

The position requires a software engineer/research associate with both technical and social ability, and also experience and skills to manage more than one project, plan and monitor projects deadlines, assist in writing reports and communicate with geographically distributed collaborators. The successful candidate will liaise with

  • the wider members of the ELIXIR programme, other ELIXIR UK partners and work closely with a technical counterpart in the myGrid team at the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK; and
  • other service providers, members of pre-competitive informatics initiatives and developers of data publication platforms journals.The Life, Natural and Biomedical Sciences team of the University of Oxford e-Research Centre works to develop software and promote the creation and uptake of community-developed ontology, standards and curation best practices, and their pivotal role in enabling reproducible research, driving science and discoveries (http://oerc.ox.ac.uk/collaborations/biological-and-medical-science).

The Life, Natural and Biomedical Sciences team of the University of Oxford e-Research Centre works to develop software and promote the creation and uptake of community-developed ontology, standards and curation best practices, and their pivotal role in enabling reproducible research, driving science and discoveries (http://oerc.ox.ac.uk/collaborations/biological-and-medical-science).

The successful candidate will:

  1. Hold a degree in computer science or bioinformatics
  2. Have demonstrable experience programming in the Python language
  3. Have demonstrable experience with Content Management Systems
  4. Have a high level of competency with HTML, JavaScript, XML, XSD, CSS, and AJAX
  5. Have experience of working in multiple environments (e.g. Unix/Linux, Windows, Mac OS)
  6. Have experience in developing cross browser applications
  7. Have a good working knowledge of databases, Java
  8. Be knowledgeable of software development lifecycle, agile programming methodologies and tools (e.g. Git, Unit/Acceptance tests, Continuous Integration)

Desirable:

  1. Have some competence with design packages such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.

As well as technical and design ability, it is essential that the individual is able to effectively communicate ideas and concepts between different groups. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to work well with colleagues and to collaborate with external partners, including other developers. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a stimulating and international culture.

 

More details and link to application form at: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID: 112229

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