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Software Developer

At Aridhia we have adopted a DevOps model throughout the company, so if you want to work in environment that is fast-paced, collaborative with a shared sense of ownership, then this is the job for you!

As a key member of the Product Delivery team, you will also have a say in how Aridhia maintains and implements its products and features, from inception right through to delivery.

You will have great development skills, be a strong communicator and proactive at putting forward ideas and solutions that drive our product, our technology and our business forward. A willingness to learn is a must, as we use a variety of open-source tools and technologies to find interesting and unique solutions to deliver on our Software as a Service Platform.

Using cloud native services on Microsoft Azure we offer our customers the benefits of hyperscale public cloud and emerging services in AI and Machine Learning. Working with Aridhia is about more than just a job, it is a chance to make a real difference to the world. Our customers are conducting important research into diseases including Alzheimer's, Cancer and Covid-19 and you will be supporting them.

What you’ll be doing

  • Write, review and maintain code as per the Aridhia tech stack
  • Work with colleagues to design, develop and deliver features
  • Work collaboratively to plan releases, generate cross-team ideas and promote technical knowledge transfer
  • Conduct code reviews and help colleagues troubleshoot their code
  • Unit and integration testing of developed software components
  • Document and socialise solutions
  • Define, iterate on, and improve best practices and help teams utilise them
  • Mentor entry-level developers
  • Able to work independently on small to medium sized features

Working Hours

  • Monday to Friday
  • Start time: between 08:00 and 10:00
  • Finish time: between 16:00 and 18:30

What you’ll bring


  • Experience in at least part of Aridhia's tech stack
  • Competency in modern programming languages and methodologies such as Ruby, JavaScript, preferably within a UNIX/Linux environment
  • Can demonstrate design, development & delivery of small to medium sized features/complexity
  • Can apply best practice coding standards
  • Ability to contribute technically across all tiers of Aridhia’s platform services, both web technologies and back-end services
  • Understanding of database development
  • Show appreciation of all aspects of the software development lifecycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation)
  • Experience of Agile development practices
  • Experience working with REST APIs
  • Knowledge of secure development processes and best practices
  • Demonstrate appetite and aptitude to be involved in solving complex technical challenges and furthering knowledge and experience
  • Committed to working with and helping other colleagues
  • Self-motivated

Desirable Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience of the source control process using tools such as Azure DevOps, Git or SVN
  • Experience of software build pipelines and automation
  • Working knowledge of an integrated development environments such as RubyMine, Eclipse or Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Experience of building and operating a SaaS/PaaS platform in a public cloud environment (Azure, AWS etc.)
  • Experience of presentation layer technologies (HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Solid understanding of internet and web protocols, and how to develop RESTful APIs
  • Experience integrating with third party APIs
  • Knowledge of test-driven development (TDD) & behavioural driven design (BDD)
  • Experience supporting production systems
  • Understanding of Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience of working within a DevOps team
  • Integration testing
  • Domain experience in healthcare or bioinformatics
  • Statistical or numeric computation skills, e.g. familiarity with “R”, Python

How to apply.

We also welcome direct speculative applications and enquiries, so if you don’t see an exact fit in our current vacancies, but feel that you have valuable experience to offer, please send a CV and covering letter to You must be able to demonstrate talent in a relevant area, be forward thinking, flexible, proactive and committed to achieving our goals.

We only work with a small number of recruitment agencies on our Preferred Supplier List (PSL) and will not consider any CVs from other agencies, nor will we pay fees to an agency which has not signed up to our standard terms.

Please note all successful candidates will be required to achieve a Basic Disclosure Scotland Certificate.



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    Alison Alexander

    Alison joined Aridhia in 2019 as Office Manager before progressing to HR Manager in 2020. With a background in recruitment she brings experience in resourcing, talent attraction and selection. She now manages Aridhia's HR and is responsible for coordinating Aridhia’s internal recruitment. She is accredited as a CIPD Associate and is passionate about ensuring both Aridhia and candidates have a positive recruitment experience. To get in touch with Alison, please contact her on