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Software Engineer

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Recruiter: Natural History Museum
Listed on: 21st July
Location: City of London
Salary/Rate: £41,329
Type: Permanent

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We are seeking a full-time Research Software Engineer to work within the Museum Informatics Group, building systems to support the research data outputs of Museum scientists and the global biodiversity community, with a focus on the Scratchpads Virtual Research Environment (

You will help lead delivery of one of the Informatics Group's key aims of delivering semantically rich interfaces to our research datasets. This will involve collaboration with Museum scientists on existing Informatics projects, as well as conceiving and prototyping your own solutions. Some of the problems we're trying to solve are: how to integrate our systems and data points into the biodiversity data knowledge graph; given a name on a specimen label, how do we connect the text to the real person, and their contributions to the scientific domain? The role will sit under an Informatics Technical Lead, but would best suit someone experienced in delivering self-led projects. The position will be based at the museum in South Kensington, London, but UK-based remote working is supported.

About you
Strong knowledge in programming in PHP and Drupal and knowledge of additional languages (particularly R and Python) an advantage. RDBMS development, ideally PostgreSQL or MySQL You should feel comfortable working with version control (preferably Git/GitHub)and Linux administration and Apache configuration Configuring and managing multi-server applications, featuring load balancing, proxy caching and multiple databases, you should have good knowledge of semantic data and AI technologies, or an interest in learning. You will also be working with a wide variety of stakeholders, to effectively translate user needs into technical solutions An interest in natural science and biodiversity is an advantage

How to apply

If that sounds like you, please apply online on the Natural History Museum's careers portal, and provide:

  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.
  • A covering letter that summarises your interest in this post, providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the person specification.

To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.

Closing date: 2 August 2021, 9am
Interviews expected: w/c 9 August 2021

Salary: £41,329 per annum

Contract: Full-time (36 hours per week) Permanent