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Software Engineer at System1 Biosciences
San Francisco, CA, US

System1 Biosciences is revolutionizing drug discovery for brain disorders. Founded by professors from Columbia University and UCSF and experienced technologists, we combine biotechnology, neuroscience, robotics, and machine learning techniques. We employ AI-driven phenotypic screening to discover novel drugs for complex neurological and psychiatric diseases such as epilepsy, autism, and schizophrenia.

We’re building a high-throughput bioscience processing platform to power our AI driven drug discovery. We tackle all sorts of problems from image/video processing, genetic sequencing, driving laboratory robots, and building sophisticated tools for scientists. Our tech stack is a cloud native backend built on AWS services making heavy use of Lambda and Docker. We use a mix of Python and Javascript.

This role is a core member of our software engineering team. You’ll participate in team-wide projects as well as lead the design and delivery of independent initiatives.

All candidates must have:

  • 3+ years experience delivering high-quality at-scale software using Python
  • Track record of working in high-throughput data processing
  • Exposure to building for AWS stack deployment using Cloudformation/Terraform/SAM/ similar
  • BS in computer science, engineering, or other computational field

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience working in biotech image and data processing
  • Experience with lab automation software
  • Relational DB expertise in SQL and relational data modeling
  • Experience building modern UIs with React/GraphQL/node

In this position you will:

  • Deliver timely, high quality solutions to specific engineering problems
  • Mentor and cross-train with other engineers via design discussions and code reviews
  • Make technical decisions and drive them to completion
  • Evaluate and select tools to meet project needs without creating unnecessary technical debt
  • Work full-time hours in our San Francisco office

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and opportunities for professional growth, in an intellectually stimulating and fast-paced environment.

If this excites you, then we are excited to hear from you! Please contact us and include your CV or résumé.

System1 Biosciences is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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