Development Operations Engineer
Location:EMBL-EBI Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
Staff Category:Staff Member
Contract Duration:3 Years
Grading:5 (monthly salary starting at £2,552 after tax). For more information about pay and benefits click here
Closing Date:8th October 2017
Reference Number:EBI_01020

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated DevOps Software Engineer to work in the EGA and Archive Infrastructure Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is among the world’s premier archives for research-consented human genetic data. On behalf of data owners we securely archive and provide access to genetic data, frequently streaming over 100TB per day of custom-encrypted data streams to authorized researchers around the world via our data access API. As part of the ELIXIR infrastructure we are expanding the deployment of the API to our partners across Europe. We work with the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to ensure that our API is interoperable with other global initiatives for genetic data sharing.

As a DevOps Software Engineer you will have ownership of designing and developing key components of the EGA Data API and supporting infrastructure deployment to ensure a high availability service. You will interact with frontline helpdesk to receive reports and diagnose service interruptions. By writing, designing and implementing software to drive reliability and performance, you will ensure continuous quality on production systems as you embed deeply in the many layers and stages of software development.

Working in this role you will:

  • Make the most efficient use of DevOps technologies such as Docker, implement the right tool for the job when necessary;
  • Maintain, improve, develop microservices to deliver cutting edge functionality as part of the EGA Data API;
  • Contribute to an environment that enables our engineers to build, release, and operate their own microservices;
  • Collaborate with our networking and infrastructure teams to maintain and administering our infrastructure to support consumer-facing REST APIs, backend business and data pipelines;
  • Use best-in-class monitoring and self-healing techniques to efficiently scale with our data distribution demands;
  • Participate in Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) efforts to standardise APIs and Tools to support bioinformatics applications and pipelines;
  • Collaborate with ELIXIR Nodes across Europe;
  • Work with, teach, and learn from a great team that is fun, devoted to personal growth, and committed to building something meaningful, lasting, and impactful.
At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind. Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good. As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 22 member states and two associate member states and proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 600 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for software engineers who:

Benefits

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.

Application Instructions

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV, with two referees, through our online system.

Additional Information

Applications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels. Appointment will be based on merit alone.The initial contract is for a period of three years with the possibility of a fixed-term extension.Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.