These vacancies are no longer open for applications.

We’re growing our software engineering team, hiring all roles at all levels.

Applications close on Wednesday 8th May at midday.

Who are we?

We are the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science, at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Ben Goldacre. We built OpenSAFELY, a revolutionary open source platform for secure clinical research. Conceived at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, it has been used extensively to produce ground-breaking research using an unprecedented corpus of patient data which is not available anywhere else.

Our mission

  • Driving better use of data to improve the lives of citizens.

Our values

  • True multidisciplinary working, combining best practice from software development, academia, clinical work and information governance.
  • Openness on code and methods, as a means to drive efficiency and quality.
  • Transparency on use of data, to earn trust and prove delivery.
  • Championing privacy through deeds rather than words.
  • Open sharing of insights about ways of working, not just our outputs.
  • We aim to be fearless without being reckless when addressing systemic problems.

Why should you join us?

  • We’re a truly interdisciplinary team of researchers, software developers, clinical informaticians and more, with a strong track record of delivering useful tools in a globally leading research setting.
  • You’ll have the chance to use your software skills to save lives and further the state of medical data research.
  • Our software delivery teams are collaborative, supportive, thoughtful and kind.
  • We support hybrid or fully remote working, with in person team events throughout the year.

We are actively seeking to increase our team’s diversity, and so we welcome applications from those in under-represented groups.

Who are we looking for?

Software developers, at all stages of their careers, who will help build, maintain and operate OpenSAFELY. We’re particularly interested in people with an interest and experience in web development and infrastructure engineering. Tools we use include Python (and Django), Javascript (and React), Docker, Postgres, SQLite and HTMX. We’re advertising three roles at different levels (junior, senior and staff developers), but please get in touch if you’re not sure which of these would suit you best.

A tech lead who will run one of our software delivery teams. Our tech leads manage and coach our developers and co-own the architecture of the system with our staff developers; they even find time to do a bit of coding as well. We’re looking for strong engineers who have a natural empathy and desire to support others.

A product manager who will work closely with the lead product manager and be embedded within the software engineering group. They will apply product management techniques and contribute to the development of our product management discipline, engaging with users and stakeholders, assisting in defining the product vision, and identifying key outcomes that will steer us towards that vision.

How to apply

You’ll find more details about the roles and how to apply on our jobs site.

Applications close on Wednesday 8th May at midday.

In your application, please tell us how you meet the vacancy criteria.

If you have any questions about the roles or application process, please contact Ben Butler-Cole.

You can see all our current open roles on our vacancies page.