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SLS1840 - Software Engineer (Scripting)

£30,000 - 40,000 per year
Sharp Life Science

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Sharp Life Science EU Ltd are seeking a permanent Software Engineer to join our team developing the company’s software products. The primary role of the Software Engineer will be to design and implement algorithms and automation scripts to control the manipulation of droplets on the lab-on-a-chip devices. This position in the company’s software team is a great opportunity to join a truly exciting, innovative and forward thinking organisation where you will have a unique chance to make an impact while developing you own skill.

As well as coding, responsibilities will include the simulation and live testing of the lab-on-a-chip devices. The post-holder will work closely with the team developing fluidic protocols (assays) on the devices to capture requirements and de-bug the code for real world applications.


  • Educated to degree level at a leading university in a computer science, engineering or mathematics
  • Experience coding in Python and embedded scripting languages (e.g. IronPython in .NET applications)
  • Experience developing algorithms for instrumentation control, game development, computer vision applications or equivalent
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with other members of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

Experience any of the following will be advantageous:

  • Masters or PhD degree in software related field
  • Experience in any of the following:
    • Version control software (ideally git)
    • Agile software development methodologies
    • Test driven development methodologies
    • Software system testing, including automated tests
  • Experience in development of software products for scientific or medical instrumentation
  • Hands-on practical experimental ability and familiarity with standard scientific laboratory techniques and equipment
  • Experience of developing software in a regulatory environment and against formal Quality Standards


SLS (EU) Ltd offers excellent training and career development opportunities and a relocation and employment package that includes competitive salary, pension, life assurance and local amenity benefits.

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