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 Technical Lead – Data 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.

You will get to lead specific data projects that directly contribute to our client’s understanding of drug discovery research. This is a fit for you if you excel at pulling meaningful insights from data, love making an impact and want to share your technical creativity and expertise with the folks around you. The technical lead role is a unique expansion of the scope of a Senior Data engineer that takes on multiple facets of technical leadership, team building, and defining our technical roadmap.

You Will:

    • Scale data pipelines to allow our data to go from research to platform quickly and reliably
    • Manage sources that contain both semi-structured and unstructured data
    • Collaborate with ML, Data engineers and Science to solve complex document mining challenges, helping us capture and model additional scientific experiments
    • Use your experience to help define and apply best practices for a broad platform of technologies in a cloud-based environment
    • Lead or consult the authoring of engineering design proposals following the unified Platform Stream roadmap at BenchSci
    • Lead sprint planning, estimations, and code + design reviews
    • Partner with the Engineering Manager and other Tech Leads to recruit and build the team
    • Provide troubleshooting analysis and resolution

You Have:

    • 5+ years of experience working as a professional developer in cloud and data.
    • Expertise with Python and SQL
    • Experience with data processing engines (we use Beam)
    • Experience with cloud (we use GCP) including reference architectures and developing specialized stacks on cloud services
    • A strong background in data structures and large-scale data manipulation
    • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills
    • Experience leading teams and software delivery
    • Proficient with agile processes (sprint planning, estimation)

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 working with mono repositories
    • Comfortable working in a startup environment

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.