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VxA&S: Specialist - Scientific Software Engineer

Job Purpose:

As the Specialist – Scientific Software Engineer, you will be a member of an agile team, which develops validated and easy-to-use scientific applications, according to business requirements and customer needs. In particular, you will become an expert for all software-related questions of our high-throughput and small-scale automation systems (i.e. TECAN, Hamilton, AmbR), working closely with Scientists and Automation Engineers.

Your Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will cover the following:

  • Support the transition towards automated lab processes by collaboration with scientists to translate existing manual procedures into automated workflows.
  • Create applications to provide an easy-to-use user interface for the scientists to interact with their systems and develop a library of more generic routines that are easily customized and reused by platform owners in autonomy
  • Develop software for programming our automation platforms (e.g. TECAN, Hamilton and AmbR),
  • Support (automated) testing and validation of the applications.
  • Be an active member of an agile team, contribute the team success by taking parts in all aspects of the software development process.
  • Showing interest for latest developments in the field of automation and automation platforms.
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    Why you?

    Basic Qualifications:

    We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Degree in a Life / Physical Science or Engineering, Master’s preferred.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with the development of web applications, preferably in a scientific context, experience with lab automation and liquid handlers is a plus.
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Attention to detail, conscientious and accurate.
  • Fluent English required; a second language desirable (French, Italian or other).
  • Preferred Qualifications:

    If you have the following characteristics it would be a plus:

  • Javascript, Typescript.
  • Knowledge of some pipetting robots scripting language (HSL, TECAN,…).
  • Programming C++ or Python.
  • Data visualization – D3.js, plotly.js,…
  • React.js, Redux.
  • Unit testing – Jest.
  • Automated acceptance testing – Cypress, Cucumber.
  • Continuous integration.
  • Docker.
  • Unix, shell scripting.
  • Computer system validation and FDA 21 CFR part 11.
  • VxA&S: Specialist - Scientific Software Engineer

    GSK, Rixensart
    Software Engineer, Software Engineer, IT, Engineering
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