Software Engineer (Front-End), Instruments


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 03/25/2021
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  • Company Address: 3565 Haven Ave, Suite 1, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, US

About Synthego

Synthego is turning molecular biology into an information science. We're building hardware facilities that abstract biological syntheses and research into software.

Our vision is to bring automation to genome engineering, enabling scientists to run their own fully-automated laboratory at low cost, performing millions of controlled, repeatable experiments per day without human error.

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, Synthego is a leading provider of genome engineering solutions. The company’s flagship product, CRISPRevolution, is a portfolio of synthetic RNA designed for CRISPR genome editing and research.

We are venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, Intel Capital.

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Job Description

At Synthego, we pride ourselves in our ability to quickly transform ideas into real instruments. In a realm where industrial automation is traditionally stiff and difficult to refine, we deliver new ideas on-the-fly to meet the customer’s growing needs in an ever-changing factory.

We are seeking a Software Engineer skilled in Front-End technologies to join our team and help bring genome engineering solutions to the world through robotics and automation. At Synthego, you’ll deliver factory-wide interface solutions for the automation stack of Synthego’s growing portfolio of custom and off-the-shelf robotic platforms. Your work will enable diagnostics and controls spanning from the lowest level sensor drivers to the highest level automation tools that orchestrate our facility’s cloud-enabled molecular biology lab.

What You'll Do

        Develop real-time UI frameworks built upon middleware abstraction layers integrating custom-built and commercial robotic and automation platforms under a common software framework.
        Provide scalable solutions to user-interface and user-experience problems in an automated factory.
        Work with researchers and engineers to understand how to best meet the needs of users across a wide range of cases.
        Lead the integration of new UI technologies from concept and design to production on the factory floor.

About You

        BS in Computer Science 4+ years experience or MS/PhD 2+ years experience
        Experience designing and developing real-time user interfaces using streaming technologies such as websockets.
        Experience developing and working with frameworks to create reusable UI components.
        Comfortable writing real-time UI frameworks for machine control and diagnostics.
        You have designed, built, tested and deployed generalized UIs with a very high level of ownership.
        Experience integrating with LIMS, SCADA, or other factory data systems.
        Desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative start-up environment. Experience with testing frameworks such as Mocha, Jest. 
        Fluent with Python, JavaScript/TypeScript, Node.js, React.
        Comfortable with the Linux Command Line.

Nice to Haves

        The ideal candidate will be full-stack and capable of also working on back-end instrument control layers, or at least have a desire to grow this skillset.
        Familiarity with wet lab instruments.
        Experience with machine control.
        Familiarity with Win32 development.
        Experience with modern web application frameworks such as Django.
        Interested in designing solutions under an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) framework.
        Experience with C#.

Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.

Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.

These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.