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Python Engineer

£80000.0 - £110000.0 per annum + Up to £100,000
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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You will be working for a UK - headquartered biotechnology company with an innovative Computational platform designed to enhance drug discovery and a proprietary RNA Interference platform, able to silence any gene in the liver. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to truly make a difference to people's live through AI, RNAi and software development.

You will be joining a small agile team working closely with others to build and maintain a computational drug discovery platform. This is a unique opportunity to play a significant Role in building software products that have never been built before, anywhere. You will be the expert in the team on building cloud-native applications, guiding us in best practice and patterns. As the most senior member, you will play a leadership role - actively identifying and guiding the team through technical and operational challenges.


  • Using your experience of successfully delivering projects to lead and mentor the team in working processes and standards, and engineering best practice and concepts - to be their first point of reference for difficulties or advice throughout the software life cycle.
  • Working with teams across the company to design, build, and deploy new software products to aid in drug discovery.
  • Monitoring and maintaining deployed software in line with our Service Level Agreement
  • Being the technical leader on architecting native applications in AWS


  • Comfortable in a senior or leadership position in teams
  • Generalist with a background in full-stack, end-to-end cloud application design and development
  • Experience of designing, planning, delivering project deadlines/sprint goals
  • Strong experience with infrastructure as code on AWS using a wide range of AWS services; ECS and networking especially, but including S3, SQS, RDS, CloudWatch
  • Python application or Java expert, but keen polyglot - very confident in at least one other mainstream language
  • Comfortable with SQL and noSQL databases - both populating and querying
  • Experience working with non-technical users - gathering and refining complex requirements.

Salary up to £100,000

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