Software Developer

Would you enjoy working alongside senior scientists and clinicians at the leading edge of the genomics revolution, whilst gaining experience in advanced development methodologies and modern software development techniques?

Certus Technology develops software systems at the forefront of life sciences and healthcare. We specialise in research data management and patient data management, and utilise advanced database technologies and informatics.


Our customers and collaborators include leading UK and European academic institutions, such as UCL, University of Manchester, University of Newcastle; a range of highly respected healthcare providers such as Great Ormond Street Hospital; and leading medical research charities including AFM and Muscular Dystrophy UK. We also work closely with many of the UK's leading quality assessment organisations who provide services to medical testing laboratories throughout Europe.


As joint winners of a €12.5M EU research project, Certus and its partners have embarked upon a 5 year research programme in Systems Biology.


We run a supportive professional development programme to plan, develop and broaden the skills of our team. As a growing company we seek to recruit software engineers to join our development team at either our Exeter or Sheffield office.


Job Description

As a Java developer, preferably with experience in Groovy, Grails or Vaadin the successful candidates will become a team member operating within our scrum method to deliver high quality software against demanding timescales.


On joining the team, you will need to be productive with our mainstream web and Java based development technologies. You can expect to gain experience in the use of  advanced techniques in knowledge management, model driven engineering and DSL development. Team members who help in driving forward the company's use of technologies and methods can expect to be well rewarded. 


Skills and qualities

We seek well-motivated graduates, with a technical degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. Our ideal applicant will have demonstrated experience with Unix, Java and Web technologies beyond their degree studies, be a good communicator and be looking to develop their career in a dynamic and forward looking company.


How to apply

Please email your CV and letter of application to

Salary range: Up to £40k depending on experience.