LIMS Software Engineer

South San Francisco, CA /
Software Engineering – Lab and Data Platform /
The Opportunity
At insitro, we are shaping the future of drug discovery by combining human biology and machine learning to discover new therapeutics. At the heart of our strategy is the true partnership between various disciplines and expertises to produce large and high quality data sets that will drive machine learning and yield key biological insights. You will be joining a highly collaborative and dynamic research environment where we aim to advance the rate of scientific discovery using purposefully built solutions. You will work closely with a very talented team of distinguished scientists and engineers. You will directly contribute to shaping insitro’s culture, strategic direction, and outcomes, with many opportunities for significant and diverse impact across several functions and disciplines. With long-term stability thanks to significant funding, this is an exciting time to join us in leading the way to better medicines, with the integration of machine learning and biology at scale.

Data Engineering plays an essential role in insitro’s approach to rethinking drug development, shaping the foundations of a truly data-driven and integrated drug discovery approach. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated software engineer to join us in designing and developing our critical lab software infrastructure. 

As a Software Engineer on the team, you will:
- Work closely with a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers to identify challenges and solutions to improve our lab data applications and integrations
- Design and implement a rigorous and scalable landscape of applications and data processing pipelines that interact with high throughput biology automation platforms, with performance and scale in mind. 
- Design, implement and maintain scalable backends and intuitive frontends for capturing, extracting, integrating and analyzing large volumes of scientific and lab operational data such as high-content microscopy and sequencing data. 
- Get exposed to fascinating science and contribute to building state-of-the-art machine learning infrastructure to advance our expertise in biology and disease modeling. 
- Evaluate new technologies, practices and vendors that could increase scientific capabilities and/or efficiencies.
- Ensure that our solutions fit appropriately into our information ecosystem and ensure the integrity of our data architecture

About You
In building our team, we look for people who share the collaborative, rigorous and scientific spirit of our culture. The successful candidate will possess: 
- BS, MS, or Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, or equivalent practical experience
- Expertise in one or more general-purpose programming languages (such as Python, Java, Scala, C/C++, or Go) 
- Demonstrated ability to write high-quality, production-ready code (readable, well-tested, with well-designed APIs)
- Familiarity with cloud computing services (AWS or GCP)
- Familiarity with relational databases.
- Familiarity with web services and application frameworks (Django, Flask).
- Proficiency in Linux environment (including shell scripting), experience with database languages (e.g., SQL, No-SQL) and experience with version control practices and tools (Git, Mercurial, etc.)
- Experience leading the development, delivery and maintenance of software products in collaboration with scientific stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds and job functions
- Experience with Agile Scrum software development methodologies
- Experience in all aspects of the software development process, including requirements gathering, architecture, design, implementation, release, and maintenance.
- Experience developing or implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solution is preferred.
- Experience working with large datasets, pipelines, and data warehouses
- Experience architecting infrastructure for high-throughput lab automation is a strong plus. 

Nice to Have
- Experience working with lab and scientist stakeholders in a health tech or genomics field.
- Experience with medium-sized data sets (100TB+)
- Demonstrated ability to develop novel data engineering methods that go beyond applying existing frameworks and patterns, and to apply problem-solving skills to complex issues

Benefits at insitro
- Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; insitro pays 100% of premiums for employees
- Excellent mental health and well-being support
- Open vacation policy
- Access to free onsite baristas and cafe with daily lunch and breakfast
- Access to free onsite fitness center
- Commuter benefits
- Paid parental leave
- Competitive pay and 401(k) matching
- Flexible work schedule (on site and remote)
About insitro
insitro is a data-driven drug discovery and development company using machine learning and data at scale to transform the way that drugs are discovered and developed for patients. insitro is developing predictive machine learning models to discover underlying biologic state based on human cohort data and in-house generated cellular data at scale. These predictive models can be brought to bear on key bottlenecks in pharmaceutical R&D to advance novel targets and patient biomarkers, design therapeutics, and inform clinical strategy. insitro is advancing a wholly owned and partnered pipeline of biologic insights and molecules in neuroscience and metabolic diseases. Since formation in mid 2018, insitro has raised over $700 million from top tech, biotech, and crossover investors and from collaborations with pharmaceutical partners. For more information on insitro, please visit the company’s website at