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Senior Software Engineer, Research Platforms



Software Engineering
Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, October 2, 2023

Science is 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 application for ingesting, visualizing, and interpreting neural data. We are looking for an experienced software engineer to help build out this app, in close collaboration with a world-class team of scientists and engineers. You will work with the electronics and neuroscience 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:

  • 4+ years as a software engineer, with depth in frontend web development or high-performance desktop software.
  • Effective collaborator; the ability to work with other teams to understand their problem domain and needs, gather feedback, and ultimately deliver valuable software.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly deliver features in a small, high-impact team.
  • Keen sense for the right tool for the job; awareness of the tools and technologies available, with the ability to search for and select the most appropriate option.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Our stack is Electron / React / C++, gRPC, ZMQ. Experience with at least some of these technologies is a major plus.
  • Experience developing software that integrates with hardware, or
  • Experience developing 2D and 3D visualizations in the browser.
  • Experience training and deploying ML models, especially in the context of neuroscience

Salary/Pay Range:

Science is required under California law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on the indicated salary band. The base salary range for this full-time position is $100,000- $180,000 annually + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by several factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of the offer is not included in these numbers.


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
  • 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.