Using a test-driven approach to development, you will be familiar with using testing frameworks. You will be aware of development best practices and have experience of using source control systems, such as Git.
You will have knowledge of accessibility and usability standards and a desire to build a service that our users enjoy using. Day to day you’ll work closely with our User Experience Designer to implement designs that are based on user research, business requirements and web development community best practices. You’ll have an eye for visual design and experience of creating re-usable interface components.
You will relish working on projects with complex requirements and be able to solve problems creatively and effectively. You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be a team player and collaborate effectively with other team members. On some projects you will use Agile and Lean development methodologies, including SCRUM and Kanban.
It would be an advantageous if you have some experience of content management systems, data visualisation technologies (e.g. D3) and development with server-side technologies such as JSP.
Ideally you’ll have a degree or relevant experience in computer science or related topic. Experience working in bioinformatics, biological resource development and/or technical experience within scientific publishing or information science would be an advantage.
You will have the benefit of working on a fantastic campus with excellent facilities, within an international team. There will be occasional opportunities to travel overseas to conferences.
You will be willing to learn new things and develop your skills and knowledge on the job. But you will also benefit from a range of training opportunities and seminars within the organisation.
Along with your CV, please supply up to three URLs to websites that you have played a significant or leading role in the creation of in the past two years. For each website, please describe your contribution to its development (a list or short paragraph for each website will suffice).