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Enabling scalable metabolomics through AI and analytical chemistry


About Us

Matterworks, Inc. is building the world’s most powerful metabolomics platform, which accelerates the discovery, development, and manufacturing of biologics and gene therapies. A venture-backed startup, our mission is to democratize metabolomics and catalyze its widespread adoption and integration into the life sciences. The field of metabolomics sits today where genomics was positioned in the early 2000’s: ripe for a breakthrough that drives explosive adoption of metabolomics as an essential tool for the life sciences. To realize this opportunity, our platform combines mass spectrometry with advanced AI to systematize, scale, and accelerate metabolomics workflows.

Role Description

Matterworks is seeking a software engineer to join our growing team. As a pioneering member of the software engineering team, you will be integral to how we mature our tooling and engineering processes, as well as the team itself, to support the advancement and adoption of our technology. You will play a critical role in developing our microservices-based cloud platform, which will provide real-time insights and powerful analytics tools for the discovery, development, and manufacturing of biological therapies. Collaborating with our multidisciplinary product development team, you will develop customer-facing apps and services that meet defined technical and user-experience requirements. This is a unique opportunity to help build a first-of-its-kind digital platform from the ground up. Working closely with our chemistry, ML/AI, and marketing teams, you will grow your technical expertise and leadership, and play a key role in delivering an innovative platform that will advance scientific research and discovery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop product and platform services hosted on AWS
  • Create applications that seamlessly integrate with customer workflows and provide intuitive visualization of data for end-users
  • Architect a highly scalable and performant distributed system that executes complex data processing, including ML models
  • Integrate enterprise services, including identity, security, and ecommerce
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle: defining, planning, implementing, and testing features and stories
  • Collaborate with our DevOps engineers to define and support CI/CD processes

About You

  • 2-8 years of professional experience building commercial cloud applications and services
  • Completion of at least one full product development lifecycle, including deployment, support, and maintenance
  • Proficiency in cloud computing (preferably AWS), virtualization, and microservices architectures
  • Demonstrated understanding of at least one modern web development stack:

    • backend: Python, Ruby, Java, Go
    • frontend: Typescript, React, Vue.js, GraphQL
    • fullstack: Django, node.JS
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to incorporate feedback into iterative work
  • Familiarity designing and publishing service APIs for internal and external integration
  • Deep sense of independence and ownership
  • Practical knowledge of agile testing methodologies, such as FDD, TDD, and/or BDD
  • Exposure to software engineering methodologies and best practices
  • Experience contributing to the architecture and design of both new and existing systems

Nice to Have

  • Advanced skills in Python, Typescript, and/or Javascript
  • Exposure to unit and integration testing frameworks (Pytest, Pyunit, Behave, Selenium)
  • Expertise with the design, maintenance, and scaling of relational databases
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally with scientists, AI/ML experts, and marketing teams

Compensation and Benefits

Matterworks offers a competitive base salary, stock options, and benefits (health & dental, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, 401k). Employees enjoy a flexible work & unlimited time away policy, commuter benefits, regular team meals and outings, and company support for continued education/coursework and conference participation. Matterworks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment at Matterworks are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law.


  1. Initial Screen: a brief, introductory phone call with our People Ops representative (est. 15-30min)
  2. Hiring Manager Call: a more formal technical interview, during which the Hiring Manager will review past work experience in greater detail (est. 30-45min)
  3. Group Interview: collaborative technical exercise with our software engineers, followed by a series of meetings with others from the Hiring Team, across disciplines with which you may interact in this position (e.g. Machine Learning, Product Marketing, Analytical Sciences, and/or Commercial) - this may be performed remotely or onsite at our offices
  4. Reference Check, Offer


As a small, growing company, we appreciate the unique experience of each member of our team, and believe this diversity of perspective is the root of creative, innovative, and truly transformative work. In pursuit of our mission, we seek out qualified individuals that share our values and offer additional and complementary perspectives, rather than more of the same. 

We are committed to mentor, encourage, and support all individuals who join our team, especially those who identify with communities that are not yet represented at Matterworks. We utilize the resources of our broader community to help teach us what we do not know as we work to develop our own internal processes and resources to ensure diversity in recruiting and hiring, and inclusion of all members of the Matterworks team.

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