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Back End Software Engineer at ONI - Oxford, United Kingdom
Salary £39,000 to £55,000 a year Company Websitehttps://oni.bio Published February 2024 Applicants This Week 2
At ONI we empower scientists and clinicians to understand life and disease at the molecular level. We democratise microscopy at 10 nm resolution where individual molecules in single cells become visible. To be useful, technology must be easy to use, so we automate every step of the workflow through microfluidics, AI and data analysis on the cloud. We are proud of our products enabling our customers to detect viruses, invent drugs, and fight cancer. Since spinning out from the University of Oxford in 2016, ONI’s mission has attracted a passionate and diverse team from over 30 countries.
About the role
ONI is looking for back-end software engineers and developers to join our fast moving software team. We use Go and Python to manage complex datasets and schedule dynamic tasks, orchestrated by Kubernetes and interfacing with the front-end over REST and gRPC.
You will be developing reliable and scalable APIs to serve our data-rich microscopy platform, helping scientists in all corners of the world access cutting-edge research. You will be responsible for managing the storage of and access to high volumes of microscopy data with a strong focus on security and scalability; and for developing our Cloud computation system, working closely with other teams to ensure scientists can intuitively understand the results of their experiments.
Required qualifications and experience
BSc degree or equivalent experience in computer science or other relevant field
Experience with back-end web application development, preferably in Python (Django) and Go
Solid understanding of key web standards and patterns, including HTTP, gRPC, REST, web authentication, and WebSockets
Demonstrable initiative, ability to work within multidisciplinary teams, and a reflective approach to self-development
Experience developing for cloud environments, preferably Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Desirable skills and experience
An understanding of the processes and artefacts of academic and/or biomedical research and publication
Experience working with open-source technologies such as NGINX, ElasticSearch, Solr, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ
Familiarity with user authentication including encryption, certificates, key management and RBAC
Experience with DevOps best practices such as GitHub, CircleCI, CodeCov, and JIRA