Software Engineer

Pasadena, CA, United States
Mar 23, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Overview: Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company that is pioneering an automated, closed-loop, low latency, wet lab discovery platform and powerful AI capabilities to accelerate the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics. Our internal development programs are focused on oncology and immunology. In addition to these programs we also work with leading pharmaceutical companies. Our platform is based on fluorescent imaging of ultra-dense microarrays such that, via thousands to millions of images, we can measure billions of target/molecule interactions in a day, generating hundreds of millions of dose-response binding curves.

Position Summary: Terray Therapeutics is seeking a motivated, creative, and experienced Software Engineer. As an integral member of our data team, the candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining the software systems that power our wet-lab and computational discovery platforms. The position will report to the Head of Computational and Data Sciences.

The core responsibilities of this job will be:
  1. Write production-level, scalable code for our image processing pipeline and hit discovery engine
  2. Work with scientists to understand their needs, develop prototypes, and transform them into quality code
  3. Manage our expanding code base and implement controls/unit tests for ensuring resiliency of our workflows in the face of experiment/infrastructure changes
  4. Design and maintain easily digestible user interfaces to help wet lab scientists seamlessly run experiments and analyze results

Experience and Qualifications: Given the company's size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires a software engineer who is thoughtful, high energy and can partner with the broader organization to further enhance our next generation drug discovery capabilities.

Part of Terray Therapeutics' success is nurtured by a hands-on work environment where everyone is accountable, everyone is vested in a vision of excellence, and everyone actively takes part in the success of the business. Terray Therapeutics supports a positive work environment comprised of engaged employees who feel appreciated, recognized and free to be creative.

Qualifications include:
  • Highly proficient in Python and the PyData stack (numpy, pandas, scipy, dask, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality, production-ready code
  • Experience with container build and deployment systems like Docker
  • Understanding of CI/CD and Agile software engineering practices
  • Knowledge of coding best practices, including standards, reviews, version control, and unit testing
  • Experience with pipeline/workflow managers (Luigi, Airflow, Nextflow, etc.) is a plus

She/he will exhibit the ability to work well under pressure to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for a highly responsive, goal-oriented individual who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health.