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Software Engineer, Helix-Foundry



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Software Engineering
North Carolina, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Science is an early stage company developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, very early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

Science is developing a software platform called Helix for designing, executing, and tracking manufacturing processes for products ranging from semiconductor wafers to cell lines. We are looking for an experienced web engineer to help build out this platform, in close collaboration with a world-class team of scientists and engineers. You will work with the microfabrication and biology teams to build tools that they will use every day. Great communication skills are a must, and we're looking for technical and product judgment above all: can you ask the right questions to absorb other people’s mental models, then turn around and build things that make sense for the situation, quickly?

Key qualifications:

  • 5+ years as a web software engineer, including significant depth in both frontend and backend engineering.
  • Ability to act as your own product manager and track down the next feature or product that will be most immediately useful for the least coding effort.
  • A strong sense of when it's appropriate to address mounting technical debt, and when to keep building new features.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly ship with little oversight in a chaotic startup environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Our stack is Rails / React / Typescript / PostgreSQL. Experience with at least some of these technologies is a major plus.

No visa sponsorship at this time.


At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work.

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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