Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about harnessing the latest advancements in computer science to pioneer engineering biology!
As a pivotal member of the engineering team, you will actively shape the technical direction and work with cutting-edge technologies in silico and in a biotech lab. You’ll get the chance to work with advanced machine learning techniques, robotics, automation, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), and more!
What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead Design and Development: Drive the development and implementation of integrated solutions that enhance both our research and operational frameworks.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Act as the primary technical liaison for internal teams and external partners, efficiently communicating technical developments and project statuses.
  • Team Leadership and Support: Mentor and assist other team members in cultivating a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Project Ownership: Oversee the full lifecycle of software projects from inception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and align with our strategic goals.
  • Innovative Problem Solving: Utilize advanced technologies and innovative approaches to address complex challenges in engineering biology.
  • Collaborative Research and Development: Work alongside multidisciplinary teams to integrate computational tools with lab processes, driving forward our research and development initiatives.
  • Quality Assurance and Documentation: Maintain high standards of quality and compliance, ensuring comprehensive documentation and system robustness.

 What you can bring:

  • Proficient in web development with frameworks such as React, Vue.js, or Angular, and data visualization tools like Streamlit, Dash, or Shiny.
  • Experienced in backend development with frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Django, or Node.js, and familiar with Web 3.0 technologies.
  • Skilled in managing cloud-based infrastructure on platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP, with a strong foundation in DevOps practices.
  • Knowledgeable in machine learning and deep learning frameworks including JAX, TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras.
  • Competent in using agile development tools such as Git, Jira, and Confluence for version control and collaboration.
  • Experienced in relational database management and maintenance with systems like MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle.
  • Proficient in developing, maintaining, and deploying containerized software products using Docker and Kubernetes.

You’ll thrive if you:

  • Demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Are capable of independent contribution and comfortable working under ambiguous circumstances.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Are detail-oriented with a keen eye for identifying opportunities for code modernization and improvement through code reviews and refactoring.
  • Are eager to learn new technologies and explore areas previously unfamiliar.
  • Preferred if a candidate has a maker mindset, with strong hands-on skills and a passion for DIY projects.

 What’s in it for you:

  • Work with state-of-the-art technologies in life sciences and data sciences.
  • Competitive salary with share options and annual inflation adjustments
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) with 25 paid holidays per year (on top of bank holidays)
  • Flexible work locations and hours.
  • Access to ultra-high-performance computing capabilities and resources.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in a mission-driven company, working in a quickly growing and exciting environment.
  • An inspiring team to work and grow with! 

If this sounds like you, be sure to get in touch – we are shortlisting right away. If you like the sound of the opportunity, but don’t quite tick every box, we’d still like to hear from you ?

Mirai believes in the power of diversity and the importance of an inclusive culture. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, understanding that a range of perspectives strengthens both our team and our partners’ teams. This is just one of the ways that we’re taking positive action to shaping a collaborative and diverse future in the workplace.


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