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Software Engineer

UK-Milton Park
Reference: 055483
ICON’s Patient Centered Services (PCS) group is looking for a UK-based software engineer/web developer to join our team.
What you’d get
  • The choice of full-time working from home or a desk in our office in Milton Park, Oxfordshire.
  • Flexible working hours: quality and consistency of output are more important to us than clocking in at 9am and out at 5pm.
  • The chance to attend relevant industry conferences and workshops.
  • Work on long-term bespoke software projects. You’ll have a major input into the design and architecture of all of PCS’ software projects.
  • Have the opportunity to have a say in the technical direction of the PCS group.
  • Support to develop your technical skills and interests.
What we need from you
  • Experience in all of the following areas:
    • Written & spoken English
    • Object-oriented PHP
    • Modern JavaScript
    • Testing including Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    • Commercial awareness and experience in using technology to solve real business problems
    • Independence and self-sufficiency
    • Web technologies such as HTTP, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, etc.
    • Relational databases including MySQL
    • Git
  • Knowledge of the following tools/frameworks would be beneficial but is not essential:
    • CakePHP
    • Laravel
    • VueJS
About ICON
ICON Clinical Research is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We specialise in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support Clinical Development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies.
ICON Patient Centred Sciences comprises expertise spanning four decades of innovation and research on directly engaging with patients across the entire healthcare landscape and through the entire treatment lifecycle. Bringing together expertise from staff around the world, we deliver a full service approach to patient centred outcomes, including the development, validation, licensing, translation, cultural validation and analysis of patient reported outcomes (PROs). The PCS development team develops and maintains software solutions to help support the business.
About you
  • You have demonstrable experience of building web-based applications in a commercial environment, possibly in a variety of roles in the software development industry.
  • You have strong opinions on best practices, experience in putting these into place in your work and are driven to develop your own skills and stay up-to-date.
  • You are a good communicator, especially with non-technical people, and are skilled at translating business problems into technical solutions.
  • You have access to previous examples of your work and are willing for us to approach previous employers or clients for testimonials/references.
  • Home-based only: you have a private, dedicated home-working space, you live in the UK and are able to travel to our Milton Park office a couple of times a month
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

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