We have an open position as Research Software Engineer (Fixed Term) at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a software developer to work on the InterMine project (intermine.org), based in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge.
Are you excited by open source and open science? Successful applicants will be helping us create open source tools to visualise and analyse complex open biological data in creative and user friendly ways.
InterMine is a JVM-based application with a PostgreSQL datastore, a JSP-based user interface, extensive web services, and a ClojureScript-based GUI in alpha. Specific technologies we used are Java, Clojure, Python, React (via the Clojure wrapper Re-frame), and others where appropriate. We care about RESTful services and open standards.
Applicants should have some familiarity with our software stack and be comfortable on the command line. It is essential to demonstrate skill with data visualisation, and designing and developing user interfaces. Knowledge of biology is not necessary. Previous experience with source control software, unit testing and build tools is required. We are looking for excellent communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team of programmers and biologists.
Closing date: 10 December 2018. The direct link to the job advert: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19504/