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Senior Software Developer - Front End at Sanger Institute (Hinxton, UK)

At Sanger Institute

Hinxton, UK


  • Are you an experienced software developer looking for a different challenge?

  • Would you be inspired by contributing software to further our leading-edge genome research projects?


About the role:


As a senior software developer you will focus on front-end web application development. However, the position requires an understanding of systems architecture, database schemas, and tools used throughout our software stack. No previous specific experience in Python or Perl is required, as long as you have significant JavaScript experience and evidence of proficiency in one other programming language. The desire to learn and adapt in our fast-changing scientific environment is critical.



  • collaboration: with other members of the Cellular Informatics team and research teams across campus

  • communication: gathering requirements from experimental laboratory science teams

  • understanding: of programming in JavaScript and another scripting language.

  • openness: to working with our Perl legacy, and build upon existing applications

  • experience: in UX, building user interfaces that meet the needs of our scientists.

  • interconnection: develop RESTful connections with other Sanger pipeline systems

  • testing: employ testing best practices in all areas of your code

  • adaptation: understanding and adapting the underlying database models

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