Director, Software Engineering

Synthego

Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/18/2021
  • Website: synthego.com
  • 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’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 using CRISPR gene-editing technologies. These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.

Synthego has moon-shot goals that force us to think differently than traditional biotech companies. Valuing speed over certainty is one of our values and we achieve this through managing risk. We are looking for a leader who thrives in this fast-paced environment and is able to align and motivate their team to achieve company goals.

We are currently looking for a Director, Software Engineering to lead cross-disciplinary teams of engineers for LIMS, Data Engineering, DevOps and Instruments software to architect and execute on Synthego’s technical roadmap in advancing Synthego’s cutting edge technologies in genomic engineering.

What You'll Do

        Build and drive the vision and strategy of Synthego’s software development roadmap with an emphasis on improving execution and team culture
        Provide technical leadership: articulate high-level technical strategy, encourage technical discussions, establish unified principles for software development, and facilitate code reviews to drive the shipping of quality code into production and other development efforts
        Build, grow, and retain an excellent engineering team to innovate, invent, and deploy best-in-class software. Develop and grow this talent through effective mentoring and coaching
        Support recruiting efforts for engineering personnel, project team formation, and organizational design as the team scales
        Create and launch platform initiatives from conception to deployment using modern open source technologies
        Work with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure the delivery and success of Software Engineering team output, specifically focusing on areas involving a mix of lab informatics and software engineering challenges
        Assure the availability, scalability, and performance of application software your team delivers

About You

        Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
        5+ years of direct experience managing a multidisciplinary software engineering team
        A demonstrated ability to structure, grow, and optimize a team for execution, including attracting top-tier talent and filling out gaps in the existing team quickly to accommodate growth
        8+ years of programming experience with a track record of building and deploying software as part of a high-functioning team
        Experience with project management, prioritization, and resource planning
        Background in risk management and resource planning, particularly in startup environments

Nice to Haves

        MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
        Experience partnering with scientists and researchers to build products that support experimentation
        Experience in biotechnology, bioinformatics, manufacturing, or similar field
        Exposure to “big data,” especially biological and clinical data

ABOUT SYNTHEGO
 
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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