Sr. Full Stack Software Engineer, LIMS


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/09/2021
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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

Synthego is transforming scientists into designers with the first fully automated molecular biology lab. Lab automation is no cakewalk, though. Any given order moves through dozens of instruments, and our factory can manage throughput in the thousands. To orchestrate the chaos, our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) sits as manager of all scientists and instruments. LIMS both juggles the task of coordinating all factory systems and analyzing the resulting instrument data generated.

Synthego moves fast. New technologies, instruments, workflows, and optimizations are constantly introduced onto the factory floor, fueling our ever-growing pursuit of cutting-edge products. Consequently, our LIMS team must also move fast. As Synthego’s brain, LIMS must properly model, track, and illuminate everything that happens in our factory, empowering production to maintain their high level of operational excellence.

What You'll Do

        Build solutions on our web applications that enable new capabilities and improve quality, efficiency and automation in Synthego’s production laboratories
        Own projects end-to-end, from initial design, to prototype, to large-scale rollout.
        Design and implement backend data models and APIs to represent complex lab processes.
        Collaborate with engineers and scientists across the organization to define, design and ship new features
        Write and test clean, scalable code that solves problems for today and tomorrow
        Mentor junior engineers on the team and lead by example, encouraging software development best practices

About You

        BS in CS/EE and 5+ years industry engineering experience
        Experience working with Python and Django
        Experience with cloud-based microservice architectures and design
        Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative start-up environment

Nice to Haves

        Previous experience in the Biotech or Factory Systems domain
        Experience working with React, Redux, gRPC
        Previous experience leading and managing projects

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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