Software Developer (Support)

Employer Information



T: 02838332200


Software Developer (Support)

Hours:  40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Ref No: HRJOB6471
Business Unit: Clinical Technologies
Location: Craigavon
Open To:  Internal and External Applicants

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters are located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

The role

Almac Clinical Technologies supplies global pharmaceutical, biotech and research institutions with Interactive Response Technology (IRT) software solutions that can be customised to support the most complex of Clinical Trial study designs. Our market-leading solution for Patient Randomisation and Trial Supply Management, IXRS3®, is the most configurable and customisable Interactive Response Technology available.  We are hugely proud to support over 80 crucial research projects and clinical trials for treatment and vaccines for Coronavirus during the global pandemic. 

Working as part of the Support Team for Production IT, the Software Developer (Support) is responsible for investigating potential bugs, functionality issues, and data discrepancies at a source code and database level on client used software used in the biopharmaceutical industry.  This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to use their software skills to support clinical trials of new therapies and vaccines, and ultimately, contribute to the advancement of human health.

As part of a busy team within a rapidly growing organisation, operating within a challenging industry you will benefit from the numerous personal and professional developmental opportunities available throughout the Almac group.

Essential Criteria

  • Third level qualification in Computer Science or a related subject
  • Basic experience or understanding of C# and Object-Oriented Design (OOD) principles
  • Basic experience or understanding of SQL Concepts and writing SQL Queries

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • Degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Experience developing applications utilizing ASP.NET, MVC, C#, and Entity Framework
  • Experience conducting root cause analysis

Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the person specification attached to the online job posting


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Annual bonus
  • Employee recognition programme
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Free car parking
  • Moving house leave
  • Westfield healthcare benefit
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • On site physiotherapist
  • Critical illness policy
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Death in service benefit

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Please ensure your CV clearly demonstrates how you meet all of the essential criteria outlined above.

Closing Date:  18th May 2021 at 17.00 hours


  • Permanent
  • Craigavon
  • Closing date: Tuesday 18 May 2021
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