Java Developer

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Job Location: 
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, near Cambridge UK
Grade 6
Job Description: 

We are looking for a highly skilled and proactive Java software engineer to join the External Services Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBI-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The incumbent will work in a team of 4 highly motivated programmers who have developed the web search engine for all the EMBL-EBI data resources as well as the bioinformatics analysis framework on top of which many core services run.


Applicants must hold a degree in Computer Science. A good understanding of object oriented analysis, design concepts and tests is essential, as is good experience with programming using Lucene, Spring and web-related technologies (Web frameworks, JAX-WS, JAX-RS). A background in Maven and Groovy would be beneficial. The candidate must also be comfortable working in a UNIX/Linux environment.

Applicants must be able to show at least 2+ years’ experience of Java development. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as within a team are essential.

About Our Organization: 

The EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), is a world leading bioinformatics centre providing biological data to the scientific community with expertise in data storage, analysis and representation. EMBL-EBI provides a dynamic, international working environment and has close ties with both the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. EMBL-EBI staff enjoy many benefits including excellent sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, an active sports and social club and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland.

EMBL-EBI is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

Note that special visa requirements apply to employees from non EU countries working at EMBL-EBI in the UK. The period of work does not qualify them for the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme.