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Java Backend Software Engineer

  • Switzerland, Basel
  • 100%
  • Genedata Biologics
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The biopharmaceutical industry is on the verge of a digitalization revolution, adopting data-driven R&D approaches in order to develop innovative therapies quicker. Genedata’s market-leading enterprise software is fueling this revolution, enabling both global biopharma giants and cutting-edge biotechs to leverage biopharma R&D data analytics so they can find breakthrough therapies faster and improve outcomes sooner for patients worldwide. Join this digital transformation and help scientists around the world accelerate the pace of biopharma R&D.

About the Role

This position offers an exciting opportunity to shape and promote our successful Genedata Biologics and Genedata Bioprocess products.

You will work in a strong, agile, international team with the focus on delivering software that makes a difference. You’ll be working closely together with our excellent scientific team.

The Genedata Biologics development team creates and maintains scientific software products which are widely used in pharmaceutical and biotech research and development. Continuous progress in science means that our products constantly evolve, and many new features are added with every release. This requires solid software architecture and craftmanship. Best software development practices such as test-driven development or clean code are therefore not only buzzwords for us but key factors for our long-term success.

As part of the core development team you will be wearing all the hats: You’ll be designing RESTful APIs to feed our SPA, you’ll be helping users by developing new features, saving someone’s day by fixing bugs, changing someone’s life by understanding their problem and creating a solution that works. You’ll be saving people a lot of trouble by heavily testing our software, teaching new users by writing readable documentation, figuring out why remote streams stop working after 8MB of data. You’ll be taking your fellow developers to the next level by creating development tools, rejoicing when you finally make complex legacy code understandable, giving power to our customers by designing public APIs.

This full-time position is based at our head office in Basel, Switzerland.

Your Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, test and maintain the Java/Oracle-based backend of our software
  • Play an active role in the Scrum process
  • Document and communicate your work to your colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Develop your skills further continuously

Skills & Experience

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in computer science, or related fields, or comparable on-the-job experience
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience
  • Expert knowledge of Java
  • Deep understanding of OO programming principles and commitment to clean, efficient, well documented code
  • Experience with unit testing and Test-Driven Development
  • Experience with relevant JEE technologies: JAX-RS, JPA/Hibernate
  • Experience with SQL and relational database systems, preferably Oracle
  • Experience using source code control systems (preferably git), build systems (ant, gradle), continuous integration (Jenkins)
  • Knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English
  • Motivation to learn continuously
  • A background in life sciences, especially molecular biology or immunology, is a plus.
What We Offer

Genedata is on a mission to accelerate the pace of biopharma R&D. Our enterprise software solutions digitalize and automate lab operations so scientists can discover insights faster, push scientific boundaries farther, and drive change right now. With over two decades of success due to closely-knit teams of scientists, software engineers, and business experts, Genedata has become the market-leading provider of enterprise software solutions for biopharma R&D.

As a private and majority employee-owned organization, we empower each employee to be a contributing voice in the company operations and evolution. Our collective expertise in scientific R&D informatics, combined with our open and scalable software platform, makes us the essential technology for the operations of top biopharma companies and innovative biotechs worldwide.

We are headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and have subsidiaries in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and Singapore.

Genedata offers an attractive Total Reward Package comprised of a competitive salary and attractive benefits in return for your contribution to our success.

As an equal opportunity employer, Genedata proudly celebrates diversity and believes in an inclusive workplace.

Next Steps

Genedata does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly here.

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