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Scientific Software Engineer-Discovery Biology

Emeryville, California, US
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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About Metagenomi

At Metagenomi, we are accelerating innovation in cell and gene therapy with a wave of proprietary CRISPR-based systems to accurately edit DNA where current technologies cannot. Our metagenomics-powered discovery platform and analytical expertise reveal novel cellular machinery sourced from otherwise unknown organisms. We adapt and forge these naturally evolved systems into powerful therapeutic tools that can be leveraged by partners and fuel our own pipeline of potentially curative medicines. Our goal is to revolutionize gene editing and unlock its power for the benefit of patients around the world.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Software Engineer to support our Discovery platform. We are looking for a collaborative candidate who works well on a diverse team and is driven to work with biologists and bioinformatics scientists to create state-of-the-art scientific software. The exact level of this position will be based on experience and qualifications, and as such, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

  • Apply expertise in engineering and AWS infrastructure to support the needs of the Discovery team.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of scientists to design, code, and optimize high performance computing applications, mostly in Python.
  • Provide support for the vision for the Discovery computational platform.

Relevant experience and mindset:
  • BS/MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Engineering, Computational Biology, or a related discipline required.
  • 2+ years of industry experience in software engineering or a related field.

Preferred additional qualifications:
  • Experience with AWS cloud computing development.
  • Experience with computational biology andor metagenomics.
  • Experience with Python3, TensorFlow, Linux, Docker, and NextFlow.
  • Expertise with software development practices such as unit testing, code reviews, and version control.
  • Experience with database design and curation.

Why work at Metagenomi?
  • We are passionate about developing technologies of the future with a focus on unlocking the potential of microbial products for use in therapies, industry, and biotechnology
  • We value teamwork, quality, agility, independent thinking, and excitement
  • Competitive salary and annual target bonus, and comprehensive benefits plan, including matching 401(k) retirement safe harbor plan and perks
  • Stock options in an early-stage startup

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. Metagenomi provides an open, collegial, and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long-term career. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe in and value diversity and inclusion. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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