Life Science Software Test Engineer (12-month contract)

Paramount Recruitment
United Kingdom
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Life Science Software Test Engineer (12-month contract)

A new opportunity has recently become available for a talented Test Engineer to work with a growing Biotech company. With the eventual aim of creating innovative Immune-oncology software approaches to advance cancer treatments, the work you are involved with will provide a real world solution.

As a Software Tester you will work as part of a small but growing team and be expected to use your strong knowledge and experience to execute high quality tests. Following best practices and using skills in at least one automated test framework, this position will be essential in building software applications which are robust.


-Experience working in the Life Science sector is essential.
-Proven background as a Software Tester
-Strong knowledge of at least one automated test framework (e.g. testthat, pytest, Junit, Selenium)
-Experience with white/black-box testing
-Experience with one or more workflow definition languages (e.g. Nextflow, BioMake, Snakemake)
-Experience writing Python scripts
-Experience working in a Linux command-line environment

*Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
*Experience with Continuous Integration (especially Bitbucket Pipelines)
*Strong knowledge of R, Groovy/Java, Bash
*Experience working with HPC/AWS
*Bioinformatics experience
*Experience working with the Atlassian toolchain (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence)

On Offer:

For the successful Software Test Engineer, this is a unique opportunity to work with a leading team of scientists with an international reputation for excellence in in their field of research. This is also an opportunity to become a key contributor to an exciting project destined to change the course of cancer patient management. On offer is a competitive salary (£28k - £30k) for a Fixed Term, 12 month contract.

If you are interested or would like some more information then please contact Jack Lacy, via or call 0121,616,3467

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