Software Engineering Manager, Execution Engineering

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Dec 26, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives, while doing the most impactful work of your life.

The Impact You’ll Make

  • Help create a system for running and scaling a high throughput lab . You’ll be a technical hands-on software engineering manager whose team will work with or support people such as Lab Technicians, Biologists, Automation Scientists, and Compound Management in building a platform to coordinate, visualize, plan, and track the activities and information necessary to execute experiments at scale.
  • Mentor, coach, grow, and empower the people on your team.
  • Partner with product and internal customers to prioritize and develop the most important capabilities.
  • Participate in deep technical discussions within your team and across partner teams, with extra attention toward clarifying unknowns.
  • Establish and achieve quarterly goals, setting and adjusting expectations based on regular, iterative feedback from prototypes and delivering software into production.
  • Recruit and grow an inclusive team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, and onboarding new employees.


The Team You’ll Join 

You and an engineering team will work with a wide group of lab technicians, biologists, compound managers, and product managers to develop software products to plan, stock, and run a high throughput lab. This includes developing and maintaining tools that will help the lab schedule experiments based on capacity and current inventory, design and track experiment protocol steps, and track and register inventory.  You and your team will support the high throughput lab by developing tools to enable execution at a higher scale while also supporting execution of a wider diversity of experiments. You will report to an Engineering Manager.


The Experience You’ll Need

  • Significant experience as a software engineer.
  • Experience leading technical teams using both technical and interpersonal skills to achieve results.
  • Demonstrate past record of learning from and teaching peers in areas of performance, scalability, and system architecture.
  • Experience learning new technologies.
  • Our current tech stack uses JavaScript, React, Python, Golang, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Docker, and Kubernetes, on cloud services provided by Google Cloud Platform.

Biology or chemistry background is not necessary, but intellectual curiosity is a must!



The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy as a Full-Time Employee at Recursion: 

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option, restricted stock unit (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) programs
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility** (Salt Lake City)
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute** 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars** (Salt Lake City)
  • Monthly fitness/wellness stipend 
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking** (Salt Lake City)

**United States based employees

More About Us 

Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City. 

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Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.