Senior Applications/Production Systems Engineer

This is IXICO

IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in 2013, IXICO has established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience. We will focus on developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics through our remote access technology platform.

We are guided by our “4A” values:

  • Aspiration
  • Ability
  • Agility
  • Accountability

These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to directly contribute to achieving our goal to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in clinical drug development. We recognise that we will succeed in realising our purpose and achieving our goal only by bringing together the diverse set of skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, and by building an inclusive culture to continuously enhance our service offering to support our customers’ scientific endeavours.

To help us deliver our medical image analysis solutions to large clinical trials we are hiring an experienced Senior Applications/Production Systems Engineer in a full-time capacity.

Role Requirements:

As such you will have strong experience in deploying and maintaining the production of business critical in-house developed software applications and software development. You will be working with our existing industry leading image analysis technology as well as helping us to bring our latest deep learning solutions to the market.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Applications/Production Systems Engineer to help us deliver our medical image analysis solutions to large clinical trials.

The post holder will have strong experience in deploying and maintaining production (live) business critical in-house developed software applications and software development.

The post holder will be working with our existing industry leading image analysis technology as well as helping us to bring our latest deep learning solutions to the market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative, but not exhaustive of the role. There may be some variation and/or development of these duties and responsibilities without changing the general nature of the role:

  • Own our TrialTracker clinical trial image management system production environment.
  • Work closely with the Director of Technology on best practices, new tools, and technologies.
  • Work closely with science, technology, and development teams to undertake software analysis, estimation, programming, testing, and debugging.
  • Participate in an Agile Scrum team and promote continual improvement processes.
  • Create and maintain necessary documentation in compliance with required industry and regulatory standards.
  • Participate in the innovation process.
  • Working with Business Development and Operations to ensure that development activities are aligned with customer needs and new development requirements.
  • Participating in the internal and external audit process including authoring CAPA investigations and reports where technical input is required.
  • Providing technical knowledge and input to collaborator and client meetings.
  • Backing up the Senior Scientific and Technology Engineer to own the production analysis platform, working with IT to ensure sufficient compute capacity to meet our analysis needs.
  • Working closely with Quality to ensure efficient, up-to-date and practical SOPs and WIs for team’s activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required for the Role:


  • Graduate degree from a well ranked accredited educational institution in a technical discipline, e.g. Computer Science at 2.1 Honours level equivalent or higher.
  • Academic or commercial experience in software development and deployment.
  • Experience of web-based Java application development, including Apache Tomcat.
  • Good Tier 3/Tier 4 application support experience.
  • Change Management knowledge and experience across multiple controlled production environments.
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of Database concepts and technologies (RDBMS/SQL) including complex joins and queries.
  • Detailed knowledge and proven commercial experience of Linux (Ubuntu, Centos) platforms.
  • Practical experience of Virtualisation technologies including KVM/Hyper-V and Docker.
  • Expertise of scripting languages including Python and Bash.
  • Comfortable with producing software specification and other documentation to a high standard.
  • Knowledge of Application Security.
  • Practical experience of versioning systems, e.g., Git and Subversion


  • PostgreSQL
  • Apache 2 server experience
  • Automation tools e.g., Ansible and Puppet
  • Experience using Jira
  • Experience in Microsoft Server environments


  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the business.
  • Strong organisational skills and great attention for detail.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Strong team-player, who is acting in a professional and personable manner.
  • Highly motivated and driven to improve and develop processes.


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Generous employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Annual salary review
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and empowered team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for a strong and experienced Applications Engineer to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis.

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to We are looking forward to your application. Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation our entire business is operating remotely. If you have got any questions about this please reach out to our careers team.

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