Senior Software Developer

Req ID:  77031

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">At Charles River, we have embarked on an exciting journey, one that will create a new paradigm for preclinical research and development. Every step of the way we are becoming a digitally-enabled partner that integrates unrivaled expertise, seamless offerings, and digital delivery to enable our customers to accelerate the development of high-quality medicines for patients.  We are looking for <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">top talent to use innovation and collaboration to drive customer success and bring the digital experience to life.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Software Developer to work remotely, reporting into our Marketing department. 

This role is responsible for transforming designs and the product vision into working web applications, including our customer-facing website, and will directly influence how users interact with our systems. The Senior Software Developer stays on top of fast changing technology and invests a lot of energy in learning new capabilities. The post holder must be knowledgeable on industry trends in web development and aware of what the near future will bring. The Senior Software Developer must have a love for clean interfaces and a passion for great user experiences.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Software Developer position. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline. 
  • Extensive experience in web development and agile development practices.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Programming experience with languages such as C#, PHP and technical experience building solutions for Drupal content management system and the Acquia platform.
  • Strong experience with HTML, CSS/LESS/SCSS/etc., JavaScript, and responsive design
  • Experience using JavaScript frameworks and libraries, such as React, Angular, etc.
  • Understanding of RESTful APIs and how use them in practice
  • Knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • Ability to write effective unit, integration, and end user automated tests
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies and use of Application Lifecycle Management tools
  • Experience as a developer on a cross functional agile team preferred
  • 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 position will be dependent on the candidate’s skills and experience.

The closing date for this position will be Thursday 26 November 2020.

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.