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Head of Software Projects - Genomics

Business Type: Biotechnology Company, Drug Development Company
Job Type: Genomics, Information Technology, Bioinformatics
Job Level: Management
Position: Full Time
Location: Spain
Reference: HSPVAL
Closing Date: 19/11/21
Job Details:
Head of Software Projects - Genomics
Valencia, Spain

This organisation helps clients such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies address big data challenges in genomic healthcare and precision medicine. The systems are based on ground-breaking technology from the OpenCB project as used by the world''s highest profile genomics programmes. If you''re a dedicated professional looking to develop cutting edge technology with the potential to change people''s lives don''t hesitate to apply.
Leading a growing team of Big Data Software Engineers (both front and backend) and reporting to the CTO you are responsible for successful delivery of software and ensuring that it is developed in the most efficient and effective way. You will:
●Create, implement and maintain a software development plan that is in accordance with ISO 13485 and IEC 62304 standards and includes appropriate agile development methodologies.
●Work effectively with the Senior Management Team to ensure delivery against agreed priorities and to refine product roadmaps that meet current and future user requirements.
●Implement mechanisms to monitor, manage and provide progress on all software development activities.
●Be accountable for the on time and to quality delivery of software development projects, ensuring consistent and reliable delivery across the team.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
●Master''s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or Software Engineering.
●5+ years of systems engineering experience in cloud/virtualised environments. Hands-on experience with big data (e.g. Hadoop) technology is preferred.
●Experience in managing software development teams.
●Familiarity with agile practices and project management processes (e.g. Jira, Confluence).
●Current understanding of best practices regarding:
○Virtualisation; Azure, AWS, OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes etc.
○Software configuration management.
○System security measures.
○System and integration testing.
●Ability to work well with distributed delivery and engineering teams,
●Fluent in both Spanish and English; written and spoken.
●Ability to write accurate and meaningful technical documentation and to present to internal and external audiences at meetings, training workshops and conferences.
●Strong organisational and customer facing skills.

Headquartered in the UK, and with a presence in Spain, this is a great opportunity to join a pioneer in large-scale genomic data management. Its big data technology is designed to enable genomic medicine to rebuild the future of healthcare. The company are using distributed databases and best-practice security techniques to leverage genomic data benefits while protecting information security.

This is a highly challenging, technical role and the ideal candidate will be hungry to thrive in a start-up environment. There are some great benefits available with this role and if interested, please contact Harvey Uppal at

Keywords: Software, Project, Manager, Engineering, Scrum, AWS, Cloud, Big, Data, Hadoop, Stack, ISO, Jira, Confluence, Docker, Virtualised, Genomic, Healthcare, Technology, Roadmaps, Valencia, Spain.

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Posted: 22/10/2021 | NPJ Ref: 286933
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