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- Posted on 9th October 2017

Java Software Engineer

Location: Oxford, UK

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Travel: May be occasionally required (UK & International) e.g. for tradeshows and to partner sites

Salary: £35k+ Depending on experience + Benefits

Description & Requirements

Mirada builds cutting-edge software for the medical imaging world, helping doctors diagnose and treat cancer. Based in the centre of Oxford, we are a small, dynamic team of skilled people who love to build software.

You will work collaboratively within small, specialised project teams, responsible for developing and releasing Mirada products.  As a member of the Software Development team, you will be involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle, including providing technical assistance to Customer Service and Sales teams and improving the operation of the R&D group.

Job summary

The Software Development department is responsible for the delivery of medical software products sold directly to end users under Mirada’s brand, integrated in other vendors’ solutions or custom built as contracted. The department collaborates with the Quality and Regulatory department to ensure that products are manufactured to the required standards for the countries where they are sold, and with the Science and Product Managers to ensure all Mirada products contain the required functionality and satisfies the users’ needs.

Reporting to the SW Development manager, the Software Engineer participates in the design and development of Mirada’s software to meet with client requirements. The Software Engineer is responsible to ensure development is within the process and practices of the applicable software development process and contribute to improve and enhance development environment and products.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Software development including analysis, architecture and design, development, testing and all associated documentation
  • Estimation and regular updating of progress of all tasks
  • Active participation in reviews of the work of own and others
  • Proactively participates in company and functional improvement initiatives
  • Actively participate in the quality process and contribute to its continuous improvement
  • Work individually or as part of a team, and interacting with all functional groups as required
  • Support and maintenance activities for software issues including, where necessary, site-visits
  • Research, investigation and prototyping in new areas when requested
  • Validation of internal and 3rd party software
  • May coordinate and lead the work of small teams, reporting progress to the Software Development Manager
  • May be expected to become the lead or specialist in one or more technologies or disciplines
  • Pursue learning and self-development and sharing of knowledge with others
  • Occasional general administrative duties as required

Essential Skills and Behaviours

  • Experience in Java development
  • Experience of developing software to requirement specifications
  • Familiarity with UML or other design methodologies
  • Experience of working with IDE, source control systems, issue tracking systems and build systems
  • Excellent time management skills, with ability to work to deadlines individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding the full software development lifecycle

Advantageous Skills and Behaviours

  • Degree-level education in relevant discipline or commercial software development experience
  • Experience developing medical devices or working in a regulated industry
  • UI design or development using Swing
  • Experience of working with any of the following development tools: Eclipse, Visual Studio, Subversion, JIRA, Maven
  • Experience of web development or technologies
  • Experience of computer imaging
  • Desire to learn about new technologies and working practices


Internal –

  • Project team members and management for product development
  • Science, Product Management and Product Specialist groups for product definition and research activities
  • Sales, Marketing and Customer Service groups for product delivery and handover

External –

  • Mirada customers, business partners and re-sellers to provide direct and indirect support to Mirada customers

Quality Management

Mirada Medical operates within the medical devices and healthcare domain which is a regulated environment. All Mirada employees are expected to work to policies and procedures defined within Mirada’s quality management system and in adherence to relevant quality standards. All employees within Mirada Medical are expected to take responsibility for the quality of their work, to help meet customer requirements and to assist in resolving quality issues and identifying improvement opportunities.

About Mirada Medical

Mirada is a prominent global brand in medical imaging software based in Oxford. Our innovative software solutions are routinely used in imaging centres and cancer centres worldwide.

Our team includes some of the world’s most talented professionals. We encourage innovation and creativity and we are very proud to provide a supportive and motivational environment.

Company Culture

Mirada Medical values staff as the company’s greatest asset.  Our objective is to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers; we recognise that every member of Mirada helps make this possible. Diversity and individuality are celebrated qualities in our workplace. Innovation and inspiration are encouraged and supported with autonomy and teamwork.

Available Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 paid bank holidays
  • Performance based bonus
  • 3% company contribution-matching pension
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refreshments provided

How to Apply

To apply for this role or request more information email recruitment@mirada-medical.com

Please note that Mirada is unable to sponsor any visa applications for this position. Candidates must already possess the necessary permissions to attend interview, reside and work in the UK. Mirada will not accept applications via recruitment agencies.