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Web Developer

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £2,631.99 monthly starting salary after tax (Grade 5).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2019
Closes: 22nd July 2019
Job Ref: EBI01451

About the team/job

We are seeking to recruit a talented Web Developer to join the Web Development team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.

Recent projects include:

  • Porting the CABANA website onto Drupal 8
  • Building a quiz module in Drupal 8 and releasing it to the Drupal developer community
  • Building a React editorial interface for the BioExcel project
  • Maintenance of, and implementation of redesigns on, EMBL-EBI’s Training sub-sites
  • Creating web-based systems for capturing and analysing the impact of Training, both for the EMBL-EBI training programme and for ELIXIR’s training platform

Your role

As part of the Web Development Team your primary role will be working on training websites for EMBL-EBI’s world-leading training programme. You will also help produce shared components and guidance for other web developers at EMBL-EBI to use on other tools and projects.

Training is a core activity across EMBL-EBI, involving almost every part of the organisation and coordinated by a team of 23 people. The Training Team delivers a world-recognised programme that encompasses face-to-face and online learning, training trainers and secondments.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and developing client- and server-side components and services for use by the web development team and by others across EMBL-EBI;
  • Working with User Experience professionals to design intuitive usable experiences for both end users of our sites and those creating content;
  • Producing responsive, secure and usable code. 

You have

  • Developing sites, modules and themes on Drupal
  • Skilled at front-end engineering using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, using the processes and tools of the trade. For example: agile development, git, and continuously improving processes;
  • Written and oral communication skills with non-technical stakeholders;
  • Working with and creating web services and APIs.

You will be integrated in a small web team and will interact with the UX designers and users of the content management systems – primarily members of EMBL-EBI’s Training Team and projects related to training. As well as technical ability, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to work well with colleagues and to collaborate with external partners.

We’re looking for somebody who cares deeply about the experience of those using the websites, and those creating the content that drives them. You believe the best sites are made when there is a strong collaboration between these groups.

You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a stimulating and international culture. An interest or experience in science, especially life sciences, would be advantageous

You might also have

  • Skilled at back-end development using a server-side language such as PHP/Ruby/Node.js;
  • Experience with CSS frameworks such as Foundation or Bootstrap;
  • Experience with web and graphic design;
  • Using JavaScript frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue. 
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