Research Software Engineer (Web Development)

Job summary

We are seeking a Full-Stack Developer to work on several high-impact projects within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London.  These projects will help translate cutting-edge research into accessible web applications that can be used by public health institutions for the control of HIV and malaria. This post is hosted within the Centre's research software engineering team (https://reside-ic.github.io)...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01818
  • Date posted 3 April 2020
  • Closing date 26 April 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a Full-Stack Developer to work on several high-impact projects within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London.  These projects will help translate cutting-edge research into accessible web applications that can be used by public health institutions for the control of HIV and malaria.

This post is hosted within the Centre's research software engineering team (https://reside-ic.github.io) and will involve working with several research groups within the Centre.  The Centre undertakes applied collaborative work with national and international agencies in support of policy planning and response operations against infectious disease threats. You will collaborate with researchers to build web applications and other software to open-up the department's research to governments, public health organisations, and Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Iteratively develop open source software in a variety of languages to support the work of infectious disease researchers.
  • Help us to improve our existing continuous integration and test-driven development practices.
  • Be involved in all steps of development from capturing user requirements, to (user interface) UI design, to crafting full technical solutions.
  • With the rest of the team, select the best tools for the job and provide technical leadership for the department.

Essential requirements

We’re looking for candidates with a MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, and / or equivalent experience in a related quantitative discipline (several years working as a software engineer in industry is sufficient).

You’ll need Demonstrable experience in at least one modern object-oriented language (e.g. Java, Kotlin, C#) experience with HTML5 and modern Javascript (especially Vue.js or React), familiarity with version control (e.g. git) and standard development practice tools and an ability to write modular, maintainable and testable code – client and server-side.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed term until 31 March 2022 and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Jeff Eaton on jeffrey.eaton@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.