Overview

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.

BenchSci’s vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world’s most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.

Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We’re a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.

We are currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Data team! Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will evolve our data models, operationalize production-grade data pipelines, and contribute to our document mining/information retrieval initiatives as we expand our ability to extract valuable insights from scientific publications and databases. On the BenchSci Data team, you will work with a group of talented and passionate engineers as you play a key role in shaping the future of scientific discovery and progress.

You will:

    • Scale data pipelines to allow our data to go from research to platform as fast as possible
    • Collaborate with ML and Data engineers to solve complex document mining challenges, enabling us to capture and model additional scientific experiments
    • Develop data access mechanisms for downstream applications consumption
    • Expand the types of biological reagents and experiments that we can successfully extract from various types of media
    • Manage sources that contain both semi-structured and unstructured data
    • Apply state-of-the-art data processing engines to rapidly process our data sets
    • Employ best practices for a broad platform of technologies within a cloud-based environment
    • Provide troubleshooting analysis and resolution in a timely manner
    • Work on projects involving some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world
    • Solve difficult problems and bring new perspectives to the team
    • Have opportunities to work both independently and in pair-programming settings

You have:

    • 5+ years of experience working as a professional developer
    • Expertise with Python and SQL
    • Experience with cloud reference architectures and developing specialized stacks on cloud services
    • Experience with data processing engines (we use Beam)
    • A strong background in data structures and large-scale data manipulation
    • Familiarity with information retrieval theory and practical applications of it
    • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills

Nice to haves, but not mandatory qualifications:

    • Work or academic experience in the life sciences
    • Experience with Kubernetes in production
    • Experience with Infrastructure-as-code
    • Experience with technical design and applying architectural patterns
    • Experience with statistical analysis of large datasets
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture
A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
Comprehensive health and dental benefits
Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year
Unlimited flex time to use toward sick days, personal days, religious holidays, birthdays and appointments
Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holidays, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
A $2000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you
A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity $2500 CAD  (or equivalent in your country’s currency) per year
Our Culture:
At BenchSci, we’re committed to cultivating an inspiring, inclusive, and equitable work environment for high performing, ego-free, self-starting individuals with a growth mindset, who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. We recognize that everyone here is a person first and an employee second. We want people to feel cared for and supported to bring the best versions of themselves to work and help the company achieve its mission. We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly.
We live and promote our FASTT values of Focused, Advancement with Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.
Accessibility Accommodations:
BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.
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