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Senior Software Developer

Senior Software Developer
40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB4867/1 
Business Unit: Central Services 
Location: Craigavon 
Open To: Internal and External

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organization that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Let’s be exceptional together

The role

Working as part of the Software Development team, you will have a high degree of technical competency in one core development language used in Almac. You will have a proven track record for delivering on time and to a high quality. You will be responsible for the design and development of developed solutions within Almac ensuring that the technical design of delivered solutions matches the defined software architecture and also ensuring the functional requirements in terms of usability, efficiency, reliability, availability, security and scalability are met with minimal supervision. You will embrace new technologies and be required to share knowledge and provide any guidance required to other team members. On occasion, you will be required to interact with Almac’s customers therefore will be comfortable and confident when doing so. You will also demonstrate an understanding of the importance of continuous improvement, be it technology, process or communication, and contribute regularly to the various IS Initiatives.

Essential Criteria

  • Computer Science related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of competency and experience in Java and SQL development – at least 5 years’ experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in web development framework’s such as Angular
  • Experience of delivery of software through a full Software Development Lifecycle (Waterfall or Agile)
  • Extensive experience of unit testing frameworks, tools & practices such as Junit with TDD and Selenium
  • Use of source control, Build and CI tools such as Gradle, Ant, Maven, Jenkins, GIT and SVN
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent track record for delivering high-quality on-time releases
  • Can demonstrate an ability to coach, support and share information effectively with other team members

Desirable Criteria

(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Experience of lightweight Java Frameworks such as Spring
  • Experience of a number of proprietary frameworks and tools such as:

     -Oracle JDeveloper,
     -Oracle ADF


Competitive salary
Family friendly flexible working
Learning and development opportunities and support
Health promotions
Enhanced pension contribution
Long service awards
34 days annual leave allowance
Marriage leave
Free car parking
Moving house leave
Subsidized restaurant
Paid medical appointments
Bereavement Leave
Occupational sick pay
Enhanced maternity pay
On site physiotherapist
Critical illness policy
Perks discount scheme
Death in service benefit
Westfield healthcare benefit

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply: Apply online at
Closing Date: 02nd Aug 2019 at 2200hours

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