Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd

MinION is a pocket-sized portable device used for real-time biological analysis. It is adaptable to the analysis of DNA, RNA, or proteins. MinION's simple workflow allows end-to-end experiments in many environments.

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PromethION combines MinION's simplicity of use with greater workflow flexibility through scale and a modular design. Increase throughput by analysing the same sample simultaneously in multiple flow cells, or run different samples concurrently.

The GridION system, currently in development, is a scalable real-time analysis system designed to analyse single molecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins.

Metrichor provides a cloud-based platform for real time analysis of data from nanopore devices. Applications available through Metrichor will expand with the ultimate goal of enabling the analysis of any living thing, by any user, in any environment.

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Vacancy for Backend Web Developer

Geographical Location: Cambridge
Salary: Competitive
Employment Type: Full Time

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Job Description

Metrichor Backend Web Developer

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Metrichor Team as a Backend Web Developer. This exciting and challenging role is responsible for development and maintenance of the EPI2ME web portal - a key component of the cloud-based real-time biological solutions platform.

Reporting to the Metrichor Associate Director, the successful candidate will work closely with other members of the Metrichor team on the next stage of the EPI2ME platform development.

The Details

As a Back End Developer you will help develop robust and scalable API serving the EPI2ME web portal, add new functionality to support the development of the user facing elements of the platform, setup the site performance monitoring and optimisation, support provision of the requirements/specifications of the new features, take part in end-to-end testing activities and provide second line technical support.

What We Are Looking For

The candidate will be an enthusiastic & innovative Backend Developer who can work fairly autonomously, but contribute and communicate well within the team as well as with members of customer support team. The ideal candidate will be ‘result-oriented’, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and proven track record of delivering products into the hands of users.

They will be able to demonstrate:

  • 3+ years commercial experience building robust technical solutions
  • Strong experience working with APIs ( REST / GraphQL )
  • Proficiency in Python, Git
  • Knowledge of TDD, CI / CD ( Gitlab ) practices

Also beneficial would be experience / knowledge of Perl, delivering of cloud-base ( AWS ) solutions, fine tuning Apache / NGINX, understanding of application security and optimisation.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

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