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Knowledge Developer

Job Title: Knowledge Developer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Industry:
IT
Salary: £450 - £550.00 per day
Start Date: asap
Reference: 69714-ITENG-JSC_1498213233
Contact Name: Joshua Chart
Contact Email: joshua.chart@volt.eu.com
Job Published: June 23, 2017 11:20

Job Description

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPER

Client
Our clients innovative technology platforms and smart content solutions operate at the cutting edge of big data, semantic web and cloud technology, enabling faster more effective critical decision-making daily across the globe.

The project
The Client's Life Science SAAS platform combines the best in scientific data and technology innovation to bring its clients a tool to cut drug research to a fraction of the cost and time.
By ingesting vast quantities of the highest quality peer-reviewed scientific data from disciplines such as chemistry, biological and toxicology and storing a complex set of relationships in a knowledge graph we can surface insights across disciples which where previous impossible to see or too time consuming to find.

The Role
You will be part of a technical team transitioning this project out of a working proof of concept into production and continuing innovation and product development in this exciting space. Providing this kind of cutting-edge intelligent decision support will directly enhance the ability of the research community to bring safe drugs to market quicker.
The clients Technology Services is looking for a talented Knowledge Developer for the Life Science Solutions to be based in central London. You will be part of a cross-functional product development group using agile management and engineering practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES
* Producing high-quality, clean and performant code
* Proving your code works with automated unit, integration and UI tests
* Pairing, code review and ticket verification
* Deploying applications and monitoring their performance
* Translating product requirements into technical software designs
* Breaking software designs into manageable tickets/stories that deliver user value
* Lead the building of team consensus on technical practices
* Mentoring developers on new methodologies and optimization techniques
* Work closely with QA on acceptance testing cycles to ensure high quality software
* Create technical documentation.

REQUIREMENTS
* 5+ years Scala and SQL experience
* 4+ years' experience with at least one NoSQL database
* Experience with a graph database highly desirable.
* 2+ years knowledge engineering using technologies like Apache Spark, Casandra, Hadoop.
* 3+ Web services experience, primarily REST with JSON
* Experience with big data architecture, data processing and machine learning an advantage.
* Working knowledge of cloud environments especially AWS and automated infrastructure important.
* Practical expertise in performance tuning and scaling in highly available systems.
* Commitment to high quality code using code reviews, pair programming and unit testing.
* Fluent verbal and written English