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Senior Software Engineer

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Software Engineering
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Your work will change lives. Including your own.

Recursion is a publicly traded digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. Our team works on some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. At Recursion, you will do some of the most impactful work of your life. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives.

WHAT WE DO

At Recursion we combine experimental biology, automation, and artificial intelligence to quickly and efficiently identify treatments for human diseases. Today we have four drugs in the clinic, and in the next 10 years we hope to discover 100 more. We are transforming drug discovery into a data science problem, and to do that we are building a platform for rapid biological experimentation, data generation, automated analysis, model training, and prediction.

THE IMPACT YOU’LL MAKE

  • Create a world-class research platform. You'll work with data scientists, biologists, and lab technicians to quickly develop complex experiments.
  • Build relatability into a heterogeneous dataset. At Recursion, we generate datasets based on a wide swath of diverse biological models and treatment approaches. You'll work with Data Scientists to build relatability and queryability into these datasets so they can be used in five years to answer the sorts of questions we haven't even thought of asking yet.
  • Provide visibility into operations. You'll create tools to help lab operations design and execute experiments and track the provenance of key drug development decisions.
  • Act as a mentor, coach, and sponsor. You will share your technical knowledge and experiences, delivering impact, learning, and growth within and beyond the team.

THE TEAM YOU'LL JOIN

The Biological Context team develops products that scientists use to create and design experiments to test biological hypotheses. This is an ideal team for a fullstack developer who is excited to work cross-functionally with scientists and data scientists to understand the ever-changing needs of Recursion’s experimental landscape.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Experience programming professionally, in projects with significant ambiguity and technical complexity, ideally spanning multiple production systems and involving diverse technologies.
  • Experience being resourceful and collaborative in order to complete large projects. We don't have much in the way of project managers.
  • A people-first mindset. We work closely with people from a wide variety of professional and academic disciplines. Despite the deadlines, we always prioritize supporting our coworkers in their growth and experience.
  • Excitement to learn parts of our tech stack that you might not already know. Our current tech stack includes Python, Go, and JavaScript/React. We work a lot with PostgreSQL, Docker, and Kubernetes, on cloud services provided by Google Cloud Platform.
  • Solid computer science fundamentals, e.g. data structures, RESTful APIs, frontend development, etc
  • A background in biology background is not necessary, but intellectual curiosity is a must!

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The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover.
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion

Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City.

Learn more at www.recursion.com, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.