Senior Web Application Developer (Maternity Leave Cover)

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Web Application Developer (maternity leave cover) to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College, London. We are: A small collaborative team of research software engineers 7 software generalists with diverse specialisms Part of a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research You will...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02015
  • Date posted 10 September 2020
  • Closing date 4 October 2020

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Web Application Developer (maternity leave cover) to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College, London. We are:

  • A small collaborative team of research software engineers
  • 7 software generalists with diverse specialisms
  • Part of a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

You will build software that supports life-saving research in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. You will be working half of the time on Montagu, a platform that coordinates the work of several research groups worldwide who are modelling the impact of vaccinations. The other half of your time will be spent on other departmental projects; many of these are focused on data visualization of some kind, usually involving JavaScript. Montagu consists of a Postgres database, Kotlin API, Typescript + React web app, and a Python deploy tool. We make heavy use of Docker virtualisation. You can view all our open source code for this project on GitHub: https://github.com/vimc

We use:

  • Kotlin
  • Javascript
  • Typescript
  • React
  • Knockout
  • SQL (Postgres)
  • Python
  • Docker
  • Linux

Duties and responsibilities

You will iteratively develop open source software in a variety of languages to support the work of infectious disease researchers. You will help us to improve our existing continuous integration and test driven development practices. You will also 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 you will select the best tools for the job and provide technical leadership for the department.

Essential requirements

To be successful you will have expertise in at least one modern object-oriented language (e.g. Java, Kotlin, C#), expertise in Javascript, experience with relational databases, familiarity with source control, in particular Git, and associated best practices. Enthusiasm for all stages of the development process, from first user engagement to delivery is also essential. You will also have excellent communication skills, a love of automated testing, code reviews, and iterative development practices and confidence innovating novel solutions for unfamiliar problems.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months and 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 Rich Fitzjohn (r.fitzjohn@imperial.ac.uk). 

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

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, 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.

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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.