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Enabling scalable metabolomics through AI and analytical chemistry

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Us

Matterworks, Inc. is a venture-backed biotech startup on a mission 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, Matterworks is developing innovative metabolomics methods and tools. Our platform harnesses remarkable advances in high-resolution mass spectrometry and machine learning to systematize, scale, and accelerate metabolomics workflows.

Role Description

Matterworks is seeking a software engineer to join our growing engineering team. You will play a critical role in developing the software platform supporting our next-generation ML-powered metabolomics tools. Along with our engineering team members, you will collaborate with the internal marketing team and customers to define requirements for customer-facing applications. You will develop software to meet these technical and user-experience requirements. As a pioneering member of the software engineering team, you will be integral to how we mature our tooling, best practices, and engineering processes, as well as the team itself, to support the advancement and adoption of our technology. 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

  • Design, implement, and support product and platform infrastructure hosted on AWS
  • Build customer-facing apps and services for managing and running experiments, executing ML models, exploring large-scale datasets, and controlling hardware
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle: defining, planning, implementing, and testing features and stories
  • Architect apps and services to support the continuous growth of our product capabilities for an expanding customer base
  • Develop enterprise capabilities, e.g. identity, authorization, and data access
  • Develop large-scale data ingestion and management platforms
  • Collaborate with our marketing team, customers’ IT departments, and other software engineers to define and iterate on software requirements

About You

  • 2-8 years of professional experience as a backend software engineer
  • Proficiency in cloud computing (major cloud platform, ideally AWS), virtualization, and microservices architectures
  • Practical knowledge of agile testing methodologies, such as FDD, TDD, and BDD
  • Exposure to software engineering methodologies and best practices
  • Experience contributing to the architecture and design of both new and existing systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of at least one modern web development stack (backend: Python, Ruby, Java, Go; frontend: Typescript, React, GraphQL)
  • Deep sense of independence and ownership
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to incorporate feedback into iterative work
  • Familiarity designing and publishing service APIs for internal and external integration
  • Exposure to the design, maintenance, and scaling of relational databases

Nice to Have

  • Strong coding skills in Python
  • Exposure to unit and integration testing frameworks
  • Completion of at least one full product development lifecycle, including deployment, support, and maintenance
  • Familiarity with developing software for use in a strictly regulated environment
  • Experience with device interfaces, especially those of scientific instrumentation
  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally with biochemists, AI/ML experts, and business development/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, 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.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

  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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

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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