Design & Development - Technical/Scientific

Req ID:  84654

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Software Developer (Application Development) for our Information Technology team. This is a remote based role.

The Software Developer will be responsible for transforming designs and the product vision into high value business applications.  You will work as a developer in a multidisciplinary squad. The Software Developer will stay on top of fast changing technology and invests a lot of energy in learning new capabilities. You will be knowledgeable on industry trends in application development and aware of what the near future will bring.  The Software Developer will have love for learning software skills and a passion for high quality solutions.


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline. 
  • Experience in application development with full stack development on a cross functional agile team preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies and use of Application Lifecycle Management tools
  • Programming experience with object oriented languages such as C# or Java, of other web app technologies; HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS, JavaScript, and of responsive design, of app infrastructure technologies; browsers, applications servers and of SQL and related database technologies.
  • Experience in low-code development, particularly the OutSystems platform is desirable
  • An understanding of RESTful APIs and how use them in practice
  • Ability to write effective unit, integration, and end user automated tests
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts and align organization on decisions
  • Sound problem solving skills with the ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply
  • Utilizes team collaboration to create innovative solutions efficiently

The salary for this role will be depending on qualifications and experience.

The closing date is 05 February 2021.

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.