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 looking for a Tech Lead to join our Core Infrastructure team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will work with a group of highly skilled team members on a cutting-edge tech stack to build the systems that power all of BenchSci. In this role, you will provide leadership across several areas within the team, lead complex projects, and play a key role in roadmap and project planning. If you are the sort of engineer with a deep interest in working with cloud architecture and making the lives of your fellow engineers easier, you’re exactly who we’re looking for in this role!

You Will:

    • Be involved with all aspects of software development, working to create and maintain the most reliable, secure, and high throughput service for our customers by leveraging cutting-edge cloud technology
    • Iterate on existing and design new infrastructure solutions, leveraging to create reliable, secure, performant, scalable, and high throughput services for our customers
    • Automate BenchSci’s cloud architecture via state-of-the-art Infrastructure as Code (IAC) solutions to scale to meet user needs and recover from disaster events
    • Identify and resolve security and audit issues; develop best practices for security, scalability, and operational efficiency
    • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams to solve systemic problems relating to reliability and development velocity
    • Take ownership for the technical quality of the code across multiple areas, and provide feedback and code reviews to align the team with development processes
    • Influence technical direction on new and existing projects, choosing the best tools, system design, and approaches for the job at hand

You Have:

    • 5+ years working as a professional developer
    • Strong experience in any programming language; Python considered a strong asset
    • A strong background in computer science fundamentals including algorithms, data structures, software design, and ability to audit third-party code
    • Experience with configuration management on public cloud providers
    • Experience with cloud reference architectures and developing specialized stacks on Kubernetes
    • A strong interest in operationalizing distributed systems; demonstrated experience in large-scale distributed systems or cloud migrations
    • Experience troubleshooting production issues and being part of PagerDuty schedules

Nice to haves, but not mandatory qualifications:

    • Experience with networking
    • Experience with GCP
    • Experience with Terraform

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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