Software Engineer (data visualisation)

Genomics plc
Job Location
United Kingdom
  • The opportunity to work in an ambitious young company - alongside highly talented colleagues - that combines cutting-edge research with commercial delivery
  • Unprecedented access to data – the chance to work with one of the largest and fastest-growing genome-phenotype databases in the world
  • Varied challenges targeted at real problems facing the pharma industry, using novel tools and approaches that will radically change the efficiency of drug development
  • The chance to contribute to work that will have a direct impact on people and disease treatment
  • A competitive salary, with pension, private healthcare and other benefits
  • Share options in Genomics plc.
Job Description

We are seeking a Software Engineer, specialising in data visualisation,to build innovative tools for exploring and visualizing genetic and genomic data.  You will be collaborating closely with talented software engineers and statistical geneticists within a fast-growing, start-up company.  You should understand complex data and enjoy rapidly iterating ideas to build powerful designs.


You should have:

  • Proficiency in core web technologies including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience in building fast, beautiful, data visualisations
  • Experience of working with large datasets using tools such as Python (Pandas/Numpy) or R
  • Experience working with HTTP/REST APIs.
  • Given the sensitive nature of data used in Genomics plc you will be expected, as with all other employees, to ensure high standards of information security in your work.


Ideally you should also have:

  • Experience building new visualisation types using D3
  • Experience in genomics or bioinformatics
  • Interest in functional and/or reactive programming paradigms.
About Our Organization

Genomics plc is an ambitious genome analytics business formed in March 2014 by four leading scientists at the University of Oxford, including Peter Donnelly (Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics) and Gil McVean (Director of the Big Data Institute). There will be an explosion in human genomic data linked to health and other outcomes and the company’s vision is to bring together these data and develop sophisticated analytical methods for their interpretation in various scientific contexts. We have already developed the largest genotype-phenotype database of its kind in the world (comprising over 700 studies, almost 3 million participants and 500 unique phenotypes), together with functional genomic data.  We have collaborations with four leading pharmaceutical companies and Analysis Partner for Genomics England's GENE Consortium of pharma companies.  Backed by some of the leading investors in life sciences, Genomics plc now has a cross-disciplinary team of over 30 people, primarily scientists and software engineers, based in central Oxford.

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