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Developer & Technical Operations Specialist

in the region of £42,500 to £50,000 (depending on skills and experience)

This is a varied and exciting role as a web developer and technical operations specialist to provide support and work closely with the internationally distributed Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) team, while enjoying the benefits of employment at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

About the role: 

Your first project upon joining the team will be to participate in the redesign process of www.ga4gh.org, followed by its development and deployment in WordPress. You will be responsible for new features and bug fixes as required.

Your primary responsibility is to develop and maintain all elements of the website and ensure it facilitates the most effective delivery of GA4GH products to the international community.

Additional job responsibilities: 

  • You will be part of an internationally distributed GA4GH staff team and will need to navigate working across multiple institutions, time zones, cultures, and contexts.

  • Your outputs will enable the international genomics community to share information, and will therefore be subject to input and feedback from organizations around the world

  • Your first assignment will be to work with an external agency to redesign the GA4GH website in a way that effectively communicate the GA4GH story to an international audience

  • You will be working with the leading minds in genomics research to serve and promote cutting edge work. While this can be intimidating, it’s also an incredible opportunity and greatly rewarding!

  • You will need to constantly be thinking of new ways to foster the exchange of ideas over the web. As genomics is a rapidly advancing field, what might be best for the community today will most likely need to be revamped for tomorrow.

About GA4GH: 

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is an international, nonprofit alliance formed in 2013 to accelerate the potential of research and medicine to advance human health. Bringing together 600+ leading organizations working in healthcare, research, patient advocacy, life science, and information technology, the GA4GH community is working together to create frameworks and standards to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and related health data.

All of our work builds upon the Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data. As an international, virtually-based organization, GA4GH relies on a variety of virtual, web-based platforms and mechanisms to engage the community—both active contributors as well as potential contributors, adopters, and subscribers

Essential Skills


  • Full-stack web development skills with knowledge of Linux (Ubuntu); WordPress and Plugins; PHP; relational databases (MySQL and/or PostgreSQL); HTML; Javascript; SASS. 
  • Able to translate website designs into a responsive website that works with modern browsers and internet connected devices. 
  • Software/design knowledge utilising development, staging, and live environments with understanding of Git version control, automated testing, correcting bugs, and Continuous Integration. 
  • Understanding of web accessibility and ensuring that disability requirements are catered for, such as optimising for visual impairment and colour blindness. 
  • Consuming data from other web services via RESTful APIs and rendering content dynamically 


Ideal Skills


  • Understanding of web security and vulnerability scanning. 
  • Integration of other coding languages into the website and writing code for bespoke functionality as required. 
  • Experience deploying web applications on cloud infrastructure, such as AWS or Google Cloud. 
  • Experience working with front-end frameworks, such as Angular, React, or Bootstrap.