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Senior Web Application Developer (maternity leave cover)

We are looking for a Senior Web Application Developer (maternity leave cover) to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College, London. We are:

  • A small collaborative team of research software engineers
  • 7 software generalists with diverse specialisms
  • Part of a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research

You will build software that supports life-saving research in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London. You will be working half of the time on Montagu, a platform that coordinates the work of several research groups worldwide who are modelling the impact of vaccinations ( The other half of your time will be spent on other departmental projects; many of these are focused on data visualization of some kind, usually involving JavaScript. Montagu consists of a Postgres database, Kotlin API, Typescript + React web app, and a Python deploy tool. We make heavy use of Docker virtualisation. You can view all our open source code for this project on GitHub:

We use:

  • Kotlin
  • Javascript
  • Typescript
  • React
  • Knockout
  • SQL (Postgres)
  • Python
  • Docker
  • Linux

Duties and responsibilities:

You will iteratively develop open source software in a variety of languages to support the work of infectious disease researchers. You will help us to improve our existing continuous integration and test driven development practices. You will also be involved in all steps of development from capturing user requirements, to (user interface) UI design, to crafting full technical solutions. With the rest of the team you will select the best tools for the job and provide technical leadership for the department.

Essential requirements:

To be successful you will have expertise in at least one modern object-oriented language (e.g. Java, Kotlin, C#), expertise in Javascript, experience with relational databases, familiarity with source control, in particular Git, and associated best practices. Enthusiasm for all stages of the development process, from first user engagement to delivery is also essential. You will also have excellent communication skills, a love of automated testing, code reviews, and iterative development practices and confidence innovating novel solutions for unfamiliar problems.

Further information:

This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months and based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Rich Fitzjohn (
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Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Non academic
Imperial College London
Closing date
October 4th, 2020
Posted on
September 16th, 2020 10:39
Last updated
September 16th, 2020 10:39