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An opportunity has arisen in our Oxford-based Research & Development team for a Senior Software Developer.  Reporting to our Head of Software Development, you will play an integral role in the development of software for internal and external customers, advancing OGT’s expertise in microarray and NGS analysis and contributing to the overall success of the Computational Biology Team. You will act as champion and owner of results in your area of responsibility.


Your duties will include:

  • Development of software for internal and external customers
  • Supporting the deployment of existing OGT software to a cloud environment and assisting migration of customers
  • Providing second-line technical support for external customers. This may include training, change requests or technical advice
  • Working alongside the Head of Software Development and Product Manager of the relevant product range to ensure that the implemented software features are closely aligned with agreed requirements
  • Observing and managing all required steps of software release cycle process including software testing and handover of supporting documentation to the OGT marketing team
  • Providing guidance and mentoring to less-experienced team members. Working closely with and supporting other Computational Biology team members to deliver projects on time and to ensure that the IT infrastructure is robust and SOPs are up-to-date
  • Contributing to data analysis optimisation by working closely with other CompBio team members. Contributing to the success of the Computational Biology team, working together on process improvement and on establishing new approaches and techniques
  • Advancing OGT’s expertise in microarray and NGS analysis
  • Investigating and driving performance enhancements for the software
  • Contributing to data processing of internal or external project data including investigation of novel or 3rd party approaches


You will:

  • Be qualified to a minimum of BSc, up to MSc, or equivalent in Computer Science
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience of expert programming skills in Java in a commercial environment
  • Have demonstrable skills in deploying and managing applications in a cloud environment
  • Have extensive experience with relational databases, preferably MySQL, and UI development for desktop and web-based applications
  • Be capable of delivering robust, quality solutions with a high level of autonomy using agile methodologies
  • Be an effective communicator both in writing and verbally
  • Be a strong team player, well organised and with good time management skills


In return you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme (10% non-contributory)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Assurance
  • 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays
  • Flexi-time Scheme
  • High Street Discount Scheme


Application is via CV & a one-page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and notice period. Please note that we will need to establish your right to work in the UK during the recruitment process.

Closing date for applications is 30 September 2022.

No agencies please

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