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Principal Engineer, Data Integration

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA
Start date
May 7, 2024

Job Details

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 Principal Engineer, Data Integration will join an existing multi-disciplinary Engineering team developing systems with diverse capabilities supporting multiple business value streams, including internal drug discovery efforts and external customer-facing product lines. The position's primary responsibility will be to coordinate the adoption of standard data representations of drug discovery metadata in Software, Engineering, Research and Information Technology departments, including external and internal data sources. 

About You 

You’re a software engineer at heart, with a passion for discussing high-level architectural and data concepts and designs with other senior engineers. You love to code and aren’t afraid to jump into the weeds with other programmers when necessary. At the same time, you maintain a clear sense of how the team’s work supports department and corporate business objectives. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Think holistically about organizing, integrating and querying Eikon’s massive, heterogeneous data stores.
  • Define and evolve the engineering system architecture vision to support system features and user-facing capabilities. 
  • Work cross-functionally with senior engineers in Engineering and IT to design robust, extensible, flexible and maintainable solutions to enable Eikon’s drug discovery and research tools business.
  • Characterize and communicate design trade-offs to technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • Interface with Product and Project Management to develop high-level road maps for key data deliverables satisfying defined system level business needs and defined user acceptance tests. 
  • Stay up to date with emerging trends and advancements in machine learning, distributed systems, cloud technologies, and software engineering practices, and evaluate their potential impact on our products.  
  • Guide design of testable inter-team and inter-system interfaces to reach a high degree of quality and facilitating CI/CD. Collaborate to create design and coding standards both within and outside software department. 


  • Bachelor's degree with 15 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree with 12 years of relevant experience or a PhD with 8 years of relevant experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Expertise in multiple languages such as Python, C++, C, JavaScript, Java, C#. 
  • Successful track record designing software and hardware systems architecture including API and database design, commercial application development, cloud services, and DevOps practices. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to bridge the gap between scientific users and engineers and developers. 
  • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges. 
  • Experience designing Laboratory Information Management Systems or commercial products with large, distributed data stores a plus. 
  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile and associated Enterprise, System and Solution Architect roles a plus. 

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $226,000 to $247,000 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

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

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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