Animal & Plant Health Agency
Scientific Software Developer
Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA)
£31,080 - £34,940 with £6,000 per annum specialist pay allowance dependent on skills and experience
At the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) we safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of the environment, the economy and the millions of people who live here. Our Department of Epidemiological Science (DES) is at the heart of some of our most important work. Your software development and analytical expertise will make a real difference to a range of policies and both research and development and operational projects.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a software developer to join the multi-disciplinary Biomathematics and Risk Research workgroup in DES. Being part of this workgroup, which provides advanced modelling, software development and scientific computing, you will:
Design and develop novel algorithms for the analysis of epidemiological data, including parameter estimation and decision support.
Develop complex software systems that are used for animal disease control projects. This work will include developing applications and simulation models of the spread of animal diseases, plus surveillance and management.
Engage with a broad array of stakeholders such as veterinarians, policy advisors and industry representatives to understand their needs and translate these into technical solutions.
Support key technical areas such as testing, architectural best practice, and technical peer review.
Contribute to APHA scientific papers, project proposals, reports and presentations.
Ensure we remain technically-advanced by identifying, testing and building new systems that will enhance our capabilities.
This is a fascinating role with the scope to stretch your skills across projects of genuine national importance. We will expect you to have a degree in a scientific or IT-related subject, with simulation and data analysis experience using either Java or Scala. Familiar with Linux platform, you will understand the fundamental scientific and engineering principles relating to the field and the best way to apply these. You will be keen to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary colleagues and have strong communication skills. It would also be ideal if you have knowledge of some of the following: test-driven development, R, algorithms and simulation modelling, Cloud IaaS and visualization.
We are an organization that takes the inclusion, support and development of our people very seriously You can look forward to learning, mentoring, coaching and continual professional development all designed to help you get the very most from your career.
We also aim to support the personal wellbeing of everyone in APHA. Our benefits include generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, salary sacrifice benefit options, and an employee discount scheme. We also offer flexible working.
Closing date: 23 September 2018.
European Patent Office
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability and is a bank for central banks. The BIS´s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. We are able to recruit globally, regardless of nationality, and offer competitive employment packages.
We are looking for an Enterprise Architect (with a corporate title of Senior IT Applications Architect) to join the Application and Architecture group within the Bank´s IT department. As an enterprise architect, the successful candidate will coordinate the group´s architecture-related activity to establish a vision and technology roadmap for each of the groups key software applications and platforms. He/she will also provide enterprise architecture guidance to business and technology teams across the Bank, and organise bank-wide architecture governance. The ideal candidate is a solution-oriented team player, comfortable in both a highly technical environment and a relationship management role. He/she is a skilled communicator who is able to present complex IT topics to non-technical audiences of all levels, taking a proactive business-focused approach when dealing with both internal and external clients and providers.
Work with development and operations teams across Architecture and Applications to create a vision and roadmap for the key applications and platforms supported by the group.
Maintain high-level enterprise architecture maps for the Bank, including key systems and information flows.
Advise and assist with changes to business architecture and business process optimisation.
Act as an expert adviser to the Bank on application architecture and strategic technology issues, and write reports for executive audiences.
Working with IMS and cross-business technical experts, define and promote common architecture principles, standards, tools and implementation methodologies.
Organise bank-wide architecture governance and assist the Head of Architecture and Applications in chairing the meetings and issuing recommendations.
Establish a virtual team of architects and technical experts across the IT department and promote architecture collaboration.
Provide architectural oversight on key IT projects.
Play a leading role in the identification and evaluation of new technologies.
Perform pre- and post-project architecture reviews.
Own the portfolio of application development tools provided to developers across the Bank and ensure that they evolve over time to meet developers´ needs.
Review, with the aim of constantly improving, the application architecture landscape of the Bank.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
At least five years´ experience in software development and/or architecture related IT roles
Experience of creating and communicating architecture concepts and technology roadmaps
Experience working on projects spanning multiple technology teams and business areas
Experience presenting architecture and technology topics to senior executives
Experience working with complex enterprise data architectures with strong knowledge of relational database technologies
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft development technologies (C# .NET, WCF, WPF, Visual Studio etc), NoSQL/Big Data technologies, and Python and/or R will be advantages.
An industry background in financial markets or central banking will be an advantage.
Strong architecture modelling and visualisation skills
Excellent communication skills - written, visual and oral
An ability to formulate technical strategy
An ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships across different technical teams and business users
An ability to understand and adapt to a broad range of existing and new technologies
An ability to work independently
Fluent in English (oral and written)
University degree (ideally at masters level, in a computer science related discipline)
Do you have the skills we are looking for and a strong academic track record? Are you interested in working in an international financial institution at the heart of the central banking community and contributing to an important global mission? We look forward to receiving your application, including your CV and letter of motivation, indicating your preferred area of interest.
To find out more about this opportunity and to submit your CV (in English), please visit www.bis.org/careers .
Deadline for applications is 30/12/2016
Employment - Duration: 1 years Contract type: Fixed-term FTE%: 100%
The BIS employs staff on both open-ended and fixed-term contracts. However, all new entrants are initially recruited on a fixed-term basis. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff. We encourage applications from female candidates.
De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU)
Information Technology & Media Services
Grade E, £27,025 - £33,199 per annum
De Montfort University is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience. DMU’s ability to provide a market-leading technology offering is key.
Faculty / Directorate
Recent major investments in IT include a £13m programme to refresh our IT infrastructure; and the current multi-million pound Core Systems Modernisation programme, delivering transformational change underpinned by the implementation of SAP Finance, HR/Payroll, Student Lifecycle management and CRM. With these foundations, the next stage is to deliver a digital revolution, leveraging opportunities provided by technologies such as cloud based service, data analytics, the Internet of Things, Office 365, amongst others. Achievement of our ambitious strategy is dependent on hiring talented technical experts, people like you.
The Application Analyst position exists in a dynamic friendly Applications team supporting a large portfolio of applications, delivering business critical, student facing services within the ITMS department. Technologies covered include; SQL, Linux, Microsoft, Web Services, Java, XML, HTML, SAP amongst others.
As a member of the Applications Team, the post holder is responsible for managing and supporting a range of application systems and to be an authoritative expert in some areas.
DMU strives for our staff to be as diverse as our student body. We have a diverse and progressive leadership team who strongly advocate the need to ensure the university enables all talent to flourish. Applications to this post are encouraged from all members of the community, flexible working options will be considered.
To discover more and apply, please go to: https://bit.ly/2FeWuyH
Closing date: 3rd February 2019.
Animal & Plant Health Agency
Scientific Software Developer
At the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) we safeguard animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy. The modelling team within our Biomathematics and Risk Research Workgroup have a vital role to play. They provide advanced modelling, software development and scientific computing across the APHA. Joining the team as a Scientific Software Developer, you will support challenging business requirements by delivering vital scientific capabilities around data, analysis and IT.
We will look to you to develop and support a range of important applications. These will include simulation models which help us to understand the spread of animal diseases nationally and the best ways to surveil and manage it. You will also help to estimate epidemiological parameters using machine learning methods. We will rely on you to make important technical decisions through the lifecycle of analytical and infrastructure projects. You will consider each project’s requirements to determine the right technical approach - for example, choosing horizontal or vertical scaling for data analysis challenges, and setting the scope of quality assurance.
Your work will be varied, important and endlessly interesting. Crucially, the work you deliver will have major impact on animal disease control.
To discover more and apply, please visit https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1571901
Closing date: 14 March 2018.