Software Developer (Central Scotland/Remote UK)

Alison Alexander, on July 12, 2021

We are based in Central Scotland but will consider candidates from across the UK.

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's in it for you?

Aridhia is an entrepreneurial and ground-breaking company. We follow an agile working method with daily team stand-ups, progress boards, sprints, and show and tell sessions, to keep people informed and involved as projects evolve, and to share knowledge across teams.

In addition to competitive remuneration packages with opportunities to share in our commercial success, we offer the following benefits:

  • 35 days annual holiday entitlement, inclusive of three public holidays
  • Private healthcare for employees and their families
  • Death in Service scheme
  • Generous Company Pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and sick pay benefits
  • Individually tailored induction and personal development plans
  • Personal Training Budget up to £500

What you’ll be doing

  • Build successful products that meet a broad range of customer needs
  • Contribute to the definition and design of Aridhia’s information and software architecture and automation frameworks
  • Unit and integration testing of developed software components
  • Document and socialise solutions
  • Participate in cross-team ideas and initiatives to promote technical knowledge transfer
  • Participate in the evolution of company-level best practices, standards and policies as they relate to software development

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


  • Educated to degree level in computer science, software engineering or equivalent
  • Competency in modern programming languages and methodologies such as Ruby/Python, JavaScript, preferably within a UNIX/Linux environment
  • Ability to contribute technically across all tiers of Aridhia’s platform services, both web technologies and back-end services
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL database development
  • Evidence of applying best practice coding standards
  • Show appreciation of all aspects of the software development lifecycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing and documentation)

Desirable Qualifications/Skills

  • Experience of the use of agile methods particularly Scrum
  • Knowledge of secure development processes
  • Experience of the source control process using tools such as Git or SVN
  • Experience of software build pipelines
  • 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)
  • Understanding of security best practices
  • Experience supporting production systems
  • Understanding of microservice architectures & containerisation (Docker), and container orchestration technologies (Kubernetes)
  • Experience of working within a DevOps team
  • Integration testing
  • Experience with configuration management solutions (e.g. puppet, chef, ansible etc)
  • Awareness of big data
  • Domain experience in healthcare or bioinformatics
  • Statistical or numeric computation skills, e.g. familiarity with R or Python

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

About Aridhia

Aridhia enables clinical and life sciences users to use Cloud services to collaborate, investigate and develop innovative therapies, diagnostics, and care pathways for a range of medical conditions. We do this through Software and Platform as a Service, giving self-service access to secure workspaces for data management, de-identification, statistics and machine learning, cloud computing and interactive visualisation. In this way, a growing number of research hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical companies can ensure confidentiality, compliance, and ethical use of patient data.

Our Aridhia Digital Research Environment (DRE) is built on leading technologies and this role offers the exciting opportunity to join an inclusive, talented and dedicated top-flight technical team and to develop and enhance your experience and skills whilst contributing to the delivery of our roadmap and key strategic projects.

We follow an agile working method with daily team stand-ups, progress boards, and sprints to keep people informed and involved as projects evolve, and to share knowledge across teams. Aridhia is entrepreneurial and ground-breaking. We are creating a market and growing a business; it’s probably unlike anything you’ve done before!

To apply please send your CV and cover letter stating your current and expected salary to marked for the attention of Alison Alexander, HR Manager, or use the form below.




    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 currently working towards her CIPD Associate accreditation and is passionate about ensuring both Aridhia and candidates have a positive recruitment experience. To get in touch with Alison, please contact her on