Software Engineer, Biomedical AI

Software Engineer, Biomedical AI London, England

Full Time London, England 59075 - 94830 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Site Name: UK - Kings Cross – London, Switzerland - Zug, UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage
Posted Date: Jun 30 2022

Software Engineer, Biomedical AI

At GSK, we are actively working on building a future in which state-of-the-art software, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will enable us to develop new therapies and personalized drugs that drive better outcomes for patients at reduced cost with fewer side effects. It is an ambitious goal that requires the development of data-driven solutions at the cutting edge of Software Engineering, Automation, Biomedicine, Machine Learning and AI. If this excites you, we would love to chat.

To help us make this future a reality, we are looking for Software Engineers that have a track record in developing production grade data-driven software solutions. Software Engineers at GSK are outstanding engineers with in-depth knowledge in modern software craftsmanship practices and a keen interest in making a positive impact in healthcare.

The Biomedical AI team is built on the principles of ownership, accountability, continuous development, and collaboration. We hire for the long term, and we are motivated to make this a great place to work. Our leaders will be committed to your career and development from day one. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse and underrepresented backgrounds and perspectives.

You will:

  • Design and implement data-driven software solutions along the entire software development life cycle, including requirements engineering, software design, implementation, testing, integration and maintenance.
  • Deliver robust, tested and performant code in an agile development environment.
  • Liaise with experts in biology, medicine and experimentation to ensure fit-for-purpose programming interfaces and data pipelines for data-driven software projects.

We are looking for:

  • A degree in a quantitative or engineering discipline (e.g., computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, engineering, among others); OR equivalent work experience as a professional software engineer.
  • Demonstrated advanced programming expertise in Python and in developing and delivering robust software solutions.
  • Knowledge of modern software development tools and practices (agile frameworks).
  • Basic understanding of at least one major deep learning framework (PyTorch, TensorFlow).
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices, including continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD), containerization, and shell scripting.
  • Background or interest in biology or medicine is a plus but not required.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of German is not required for this position.

In addition, it would be nice if you bring:

  • Experience in design, development and deployment of commercial data-driven software.
  • Basic familiarity with machine learning principles and state-of-the-art modelling approaches.
  • Contributions to relevant open-source projects.
  • Knowledge or interest in disease biology, molecular biology and medicine.
  • Experience working with biomedical data (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, electronic health records, clinical images)

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen
  • LI-GSK


As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email [email protected]

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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Software Engineer, Biomedical AI
Brentford, United Kingdom
Emma Walmsley
$10+ billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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