10 Nov 2014

Full-Time Senior Front-End Developer

Desktop GeneticsAnywhere

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Job Description

The world of biology is increasingly digitised. Today, ACTG ≡ 0 & 1. 

Desktop Genetics is recruiting talented front-end developers to build the next generation of tools for editing living operating systems.

We are hiring a FRONT-END ENGINEER to join our full-time team of 6 and spearhead R&D in London. You will design and implement new user-facing applications, specialising in building responsive and elegant web-based genetic engineering tools. You will write client-side code to create fast, easy-to-use, high volume production applications. You will help shape our vision for a streamlined, beautiful way to engineer living organisms and hack biology to do amazing things. Our experts will train you in biology.

The ideal candidate is:


- Expert with Python web frameworks: Pyramid, Flask
– Expert with core web technologies: HTML5 CSS3, JacaScript
– Experienced with: PostgreSQL, Alchemy, Flask, Pyramid, Selenium
– Loves automated testing, in a very healthy way
– Familiar with JavaScript frameworks: jQuery, Bootstrap, Mustache, D3.JS
– Familiar with RDBMS concepts and ACID principle
– Understands Agile development lifecycle, source control tools, Git
– Able to apply software development principles: KISS, DRY, SOLID, YAGNI, TTD/DBB
– Able to communicate complex technical ideas fluently in English
– Legally allowed to work in the EU, and can relocate to London (essential)
– Experienced at managing teams
– A graduate of a relevant postgraduate degree or 5+ years industry experience

How to Apply


If you want to help advance research in multiple fields of biology, be constantly challenged, and be a valued member of the most exciting technology startups in the UK, send a CV and cover letter to: getin@desktopgenetics.com 

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: css3, d3js, flask, html5, javascript, jquery, js, mustache, mysql, postgresql, and pyramid. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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