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Senior Engineer, Software

Eikon Therapeutics

Hayward, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 02/11/2024
  • Website: eikontx.com
  • Company Address: 3929 Point Eden Way, Hayward, CA 94545

About Eikon Therapeutics

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the interface of biology, engineering and chemistry 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.

Job Description

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.
 
Position  
 
Join our high-growth biotech company at the forefront of innovation, where biology and technology converge. As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will lead the development of sophisticated software solutions that drive groundbreaking advancements in the biotech industry. Leverage your expertise to architect, design, and implement cutting-edge software systems that contribute to our scientific mission. 
 
About You  
 
The ideal candidate for this role should have a proven track record of software engineering excellence, including significant experience in developing complex software applications. Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, or similar, as well as experience with software development tools and methodologies, is essential. Strong understanding of software design principles, algorithms, data structures, and software architecture is a must. The ideal candidate should also have experience with agile development methodologies and practices and be familiar with continuous integration and deployment. They should possess excellent problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to approach technical challenges with creativity and innovation. Strong communication skills are important for effective collaboration with multidisciplinary teams and conveying complex technical concepts. Finally, the ideal candidate should have a genuine interest in the intersection of biology and technology and a passion for contributing to groundbreaking scientific advancements. 
 
What You’ll Do 
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and technical requirements, translating them into scalable and efficient software solutions. 
  • Lead the end-to-end software development lifecycle, from conception and design to implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance. 
  • Develop robust and maintainable codebases using modern programming languages, frameworks, and best practices. 
  • Mentor and guide junior software engineers, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous improvement within the team. 
  • Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to coding standards, and optimal performance. 
  • Investigate and resolve software issues, applying analytical and problem-solving skills to ensure smooth software operation. 
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and stakeholders to gather requirements, provide technical insights, and contribute to the overall project vision. 
  • Work with front-end engineers to provide data for user dashboards, big data visualization, and real time monitoring.   
  • Work collaboratively with scientists and engineers to understand tactical needs, develop prototype and production software to keep experiments moving forward   
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, developing milestones and deadlines in coordination with the broader company goals  
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's with 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field or a PhD without experience. 
  • Proven track record of software engineering excellence, with significant experience in developing complex software applications. 
  • Proficiency with C++, Python and SQL. Experience writing data processing scripts and SQL queries.  
  • Experience scheduling, monitoring, and maintaining data pipelines.   
  • Experience using GPUs, ideally writing CUDA in C++. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Team-oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges. 
 
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 $145,000 to $167,000 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.

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