Software Engineer/Sr. Software Engineer Whole Biome is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration. Whole Biome has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them.
Whole Biome is seeking a talented and motivated Software Engineer. The person will contribute to Whole Biome by developing production-quality biological data analysis tools. The ideal candidate has a strong background building software, developing and deploying cloud-based services, and a passion for analyzing biological, clinical, and sequencing data. We hope to find an individual excited to develop automated analyses across our entire stack of experimental assays and to work closely with our lab scientists to make sure they get their results back reliably and in a form that enables them to make rapid progress.
Build and maintain high-quality software for analyzing biological data
Develop, document, test, and release software in a continuous fashion
Develop a deep understanding of the experimental processes and data we work with and the services we use
Collaborate closely with software engineers, data and lab scientists to solve complex biological problems
Passion for learning and improving yourself and the team around you
PhD (or Master) + >4 years of experience in a quantitative data science discipline (e.g., statistics, computer science, engineering, biostatistics, biophysics)
Ability to collaboratively develop high-quality, well-tested code
Experience in Unix/Linux environments using bash, make and related Unix tools
Familiarity with AWS stack is a big plus
Demonstrated track record of self-directed work. Ability to teach others and willingness to learn new techniques
Desire to be in a cross-functional, collaborative environment that also values work-life balance
Belief in transparency and open communication
Nice to have
Background and/or demonstrated interest in biological research is a big plus
Contributor to open source packages, libraries or functions
Demonstrated track record of developing patient-level data analyses (e.g., real world data, surveys, clinical trials, registries, claims or genomic)
Whole Biome is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome all with disabilities to apply.
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competitive salary and equity packages
health, dental, and vision
401k with corporate matching
flexible schedules with a focus on work/life balance
unlimited vacation policy (we're all adults and professionals, not clockwatchers)
casual culture (66% of founders usually wearing hoodies)
work/life balance: we believe it, we encourage it, we live it
policies that strongly support maternity / paternity leaves
collaborative, team environment
off-site, team building adventures
walking distance to Caltrain, Muni
walking distance to bars and restaurants in Dogpatch