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Senior Automation Software Engineer

Terray Therapeutics
Monrovia, CA
Start date
Mar 27, 2024

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Company Overview

Terray Therapeutics is a venture-backed biotechnology company leveraging our vast high-quality data to optimize the path from discovery to transformative therapeutics. Our approach delivers on the promise of computation to revolutionize drug discovery. Through our closed-loop wet lab discovery platform and data-rich AI, we overcome existing constraints on chemical data by systematically mapping the biochemical interactions of massive and diverse small molecule libraries to identify novel therapeutic compounds. Access to this quantitative data at scale allows us to intelligently navigate an infinitely extensible and highly diverse chemical space to efficiently design, discover and optimize small molecule therapeutics. Our internal development programs are focused on immunology. In addition to these programs we also work with leading pharmaceutical companies.

Our integrated computational platform, tNova, harnesses our novel affinity binding technology, tArray, unique resynthesis capabilities, and broad biology infrastructure. tArray is the foundation of our discovery engine. It enables us to screen hundreds of millions of compounds in minutes and return quantitative data on each compound. Vast, high purity, and high diversity compound libraries are rapidly iterated using best-in-class chemistry to unlock chemical insights at the scale necessary to power AI-driven drug discovery. 

Position Summary

Terray Therapeutics is seeking a creative and experienced Automation Software Engineer. As an integral member of our platform team, the candidate will be responsible for creating and maintaining the software systems that power our wet-lab automation. The position will report to and work in partnership with the Director of Automation to design, develop, and maintain custom applications in support of laboratory automation across the organization.

The core responsibilities of this job will be:

  • Application-level programming (Python, C#/.NET, Java).
  • Interface with commercial software systems via APIs/SDKs.
  • Create device drivers for laboratory system integration.
  • Maintain and iterate currently implemented code for systems control, imaging and data acquisition.   
  • Integrate laboratory platforms with information managements systems (LIMS) 
Experience and Qualifications

Given the company’s size, anticipated growth and fast-paced environment, the organization requires an automation engineer who is thoughtful, highly responsive, 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:
  • 5+ years of  proven expertise with programming languages (Python, C#/.NET, Java), preferably in a laboratory automation environment. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in creating end to end applications with state-of-the-art GUIs, thread management, and device level control. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in building device drivers and control software for laboratory equipment. 
  • Demonstrated expertise integrating with external software using APIs/SDKs. 
  • Ability to apply existing skills to unfamiliar situations to address new challenges 
  • Familiarity with Micro-manager microscope software, ImageJ, and Beanshell scripting 

Qualified candidate will exhibit the ability to provide results in a short timeframe. The company is looking for someone who will bring significant energy and drive to solve complex technical problems and help us achieve our mission to advance human health. 

Compensation Details

$132,000-$165,000 (annually) depending on seniority; participation in the Company's option plan; 3% 401K contribution; full benefits.


Terray is a biotechnology company with the technology, data, and mindset to radically change the way we discover and develop small molecule therapeutics. We explore molecules and targets broadly and deeply with a sophisticated integration of ultra-high throughput experimentation, generative AI, biology, medicinal chemistry, automation, and nanotechnology. Everything the company does is grounded in an iterative approach, producing massive amounts of precise, purpose-built data that gets increasingly valuable with each cycle of design and experimentation. The company’s platform uniquely blends experimentation and computation to improve the cost, speed, and success rate of small molecule drug discovery and development.

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