(bio-)informatician web front-end developer at the Life Sciences Department

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Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS)


About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 500 staff from 44 countries.  

Context And Mission

The Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB) is the major bioinformatics platform in Spain, and the Spanish representative in the European bioinformatics infrastructure ELIXIR. INB is fully oriented to complete a solid integration with International Bioinformatics infrastructures including specifically the ELIXIR consortium.

Key Duties

  • Contribute to the development of front-end platforms and associated APIs for the current research projects in the Life Sciences department, in close collaboration with back-end engineers
  • Contribute to ensure appropriate user experience at the developed front-ends
  • Work together with other developers at INB/ELIXIR-ES and other ELIXIR nodes to ensure the appropriate implementation of previously agreed standards and methodologies
  • Contribute to supervise junior members at the INB/ELIXIR-ES units


  • Education
    • Software Engineer Degree or equivalent Bioinformatics related degrees
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • At least 2 year of professional experience in web frontend technologies such as NPM, yarn, Bower, Grunt, Gulp, webpack, or and HTML, CSS and JavaScript ecosystems
    • At least 2 year of professional experience with programming languages such as Ruby, Python and/or Java
    • Vast experience working with Unix/Linux systems
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in microservices software architecture
    • Experience with back-end frameworks, like Spring, Django or Laravel
    • Experience with front-end frameworks, like Angular, Vue and/or React will be highly appreciated
    • Familiar with software containers technologies such as Docker and/or Singularity
    • Familiar with design, implementation and deployment of relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL or similar) and/or non-relational databases (MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Cassandra)
    • Experience in designing, implementing and documenting data management APIs
    • Experience on developing project technical specifications
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English
    • Good writing and presentation skills
    • Strong personal soft-skills sets: Communicative, enthusiastic, highly collaborative, proactive, self-driven
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to represent the team in international project meetings
    • Used to work under pressure under strict deadlines


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 1 year renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: asap

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:
  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered
  • A full CV including contact details in English
  • Application form: https://www.bsc.es/join-us/job-opportunities/96lsinbre12



The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.


Original source: https://www.bsc.es/join-us/job-opportunities/96lsinbre12