Staff Software Engineer, Image Analysis

Hayward, California
Jan 13, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Company Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real-time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

The parallel development of custom software solutions commensurate with the groundbreaking nature of this discovery platform, to enable the collection, analysis, and understanding of the large, high-content datasets that these microscopes produce, is key to Eikon’s mission of discovering new life-saving drugs.

About You

You are an adventurous, passionate, and creative software engineer eager to apply your talents to empower interdisciplinary scientific exploration, inaugurate a radical drug-discovery paradigm, and ultimately create novel medicines. You will bring to this challenge enthusiasm, high energy, intellectual curiosity, and scientific rigor. You are excited about being a foundational member of a small but growing team.

As part of Eikon’s diverse team, you will interface with biologists, medicinal chemists, microscopists, and optical and automation engineers to design and deploy computational solutions that enable the exploration and quantification of Eikon’s high-content datasets.

What You’ll Do

  • Help design, implement, optimize, and test signal processing and image analysis algorithms that will enable Eikon’s drug discovery platform
  • Work collaboratively with scientists and engineers to understand tactical needs, prototype and then productionize software to keep experiments moving forward
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, developing milestones and deadlines in coordination with the broader company goals


  • B.S.+ at least 5 years of relevant work experience, or PhD, in Physics, Math, Applied Math, or Computer Science
  • Extensive foundational understanding of linear algebra, discrete math, Fourier analysis, numerical optimization, and probability theory
  • Prior experience with algorithm development for microscopy images or similar using classical approaches (Fourier transforms, convolutions, filtering etc.)
  • Solid foundation in implementing numerical algorithms in code
  • Python expertise a must; experience with C++ and/or CUDA strongly desired
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for multiple target tracking a plus
  • Ability to efficiently investigate and solve problems, from prototype development (Python, R, MATLAB, etc.) to production designs
  • Experience as a professional programmer strongly desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges
  • Enthusiasm for gaining biological and drug discovery experience essential

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.