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Python Software Engineer at European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) (Hinxton, UK)

We are looking for a talented python software engineer to join the the Open Targets Core team. You will be involved in running large-scale biological data analysis and integration and developing the REST API powering the Open Targets platform at

The main responsibilities will involve design and implementation of backend micro-services and data processing pipelines in Python on Unix-based systems, and maintenance of those services in a cloud environment (Google Cloud or AWS).

You will join a startup-like environment, where we use a range of modern technologies and we continously look for improvement. We work following Agile practices and you are encouraged to take ownership of what you work on.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a growing project at the interface of academic and industry research (

You will have experience in software development with Python (at least 3 years), possibly in a similar role. DevOps experience would be ideal, as well as having working knowledge in bioinformatics. Exposure to the following technologies is desirable: REST API, Elasticsearch, Redis, Flask, AngularJS, Docker, CoreOS stack.

Experience of working in a continuous deployment environment, with source control and managed releases is required. A proven track record of working on large-scale data analysis projects and understanding the challenges posed by collaborative projects, including flexibility, tight deadlines, and use of state of the art approaches. Previous experience of working on other biological data projects will be an advantage. Should have the ability to work in a highly-collaborative Agile team, interfacing with web developers and UX designer.

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