Software Architect

Added: 9/10/2021

REF: 11889

Contract: Permanent

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


This is a Biotech startup that uses Ai, Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques to help them conduct the Drug Discovery process in a more efficient and effective manner.

In this role you will:

  • Key Challenges:

    • Lead the design and implementation of our cloud-native computational chemistry platform 
    • Experience in computational chemistry is welcome but not required/preferred.
    • Effective scaling of comp. chem. workflows to billions of molecules.
    • Storage, analysis, and interactive visualization of Terabytes of 3D molecule data
    • Implementation of a CRUD API for a diverse set of comp. chem operations.
    • Introduce modern technology innovations concerning performance, reliability, and scalability to our internal software stack.
    • Support a wide variety of use cases, from research projects to productionized drug discovery operations.
    • Mentor, learn, and share knowledge with others along the way.


    • 5-10 years of working experience in developing production-ready, cloud-native software applications involving large-scale datasets and computing.
    • A degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline.
    • Comfort with modern software development practices(Git, Issue tracking, code-review, CI/CD, etc)
    • Experience in working with large, complex data sets and distributed computing frameworks.
Our current software stack includes:
  • Storage: Apache Parquet , AWS S3, DynamoDB
  • Compute/Querying: Apache Spark, K8s on AWS EKS, AWS Athena
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Passion for writing excellent software.

A perfect candidate has:

    • Lead the design and development, and released to production at least a couple of cloud-based data pipelines
    • Proficiency in python software development for web service applications.
    • Experience in building user interfaces or UI components using Javascript-based front-end libraries ( preferably React).
    • Fundamental understanding of DevOps workflows related to full-stack web development.
    • Familiarity with evolving approaches and technologies in databases, data storage, and distributed computing


For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary plus equity. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package:

  • Flexible work hours, with occasional work-from-home options.
  • Unlimited paid leave and sick time.
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance plans, with voluntary add-ons available for dependent care, life, and accident coverage.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Work in a cool and vibrant space at the heart of Boston.
  • Snacks and drinks in the office.

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