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Backend Software Engineer
Agilent Technologies
Gent, Belgium, Belgium

Job Title

Backend Software Engineer

Job Description

Within the fast-paced, high-performance Genomics Software R&D team we are developing and deploying novel product offerings that help advance human health and fight cancer. You'll discover who we are inventors, scientists, engineers, and visionaries working together to deliver the products and services that enable our customers to answer significant biological and clinical questions.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a highly motivated back-end Software Engineer to join our team of Bioinformatics and Software Experts based at our Ghent, Belgium site.

Key responsibilities

Agilent Technologies is developing a range of innovative, cloud-based software products for analysis and interpretation of genetic data generated by its test kits. As a member of the software development team located in Ghent, you will participate in the following activities: * Develop, optimize and maintain Software as a Service applications for the analysis of genetic data * Write high quality and re-usable software code and components to be used in a robust and scalable production environment * Research, recommend, develop and implement improvements in a proactive manner * Help maintain and build out a rigorous software build and testing framework for continuous building and testing of the developed software * Participate in the software validation process


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please



  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • Experience of relevant professional experience, preferentially working with Software as a Service products
  • Demonstrated and extensive experience with:

o Python o Application frameworks such as Django or equivalent o PostgreSQL and/or other (no)SQL database systems o Distributed message processing; RabbitMq & Celery or equivalent o Backend Rest APIs for web applications o Client-server communication, asynchronous request handling, AJAX o Linux/Unix o Experience with high level software architecture and database design. o Object Oriented design and programming o Agile development practices * Will be considered a plus: o Understanding of Javascript, CSS, HTML o Experience with cloud-based implementations and deployment. o Product development in scope of a quality management system. * Ability to write high quality technical documents in English. * Pro-active problem-solving mentality and able to work autonomously

We offer * Training and development opportunities * A commitment to work/life balance * Total Compensation Package including medical and dental benefits, retirement programs and more * A company with values around innovation and contribution, uncompromising integrity, trust, respect and teamwork, speed, focus, and accountability

We are looking forward to receiving your application! To apply, please visit our careers page:

About the Company

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

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