Software Engineer (Portugal)

Porto, Portugal /
Research and Development – Bioinformatics & Software Engineering (Porto) /
Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world's leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise™ products and services across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.
We are now opening an office in Porto and are looking for Software Developers to join our team of smart, highly motivated individuals dedicated to working together to create a cleaner, more sustainable future.
This project is co-financed by Portugal 2020 under the Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).


    • Develop cloud-based tools and services that will facilitate building and testing microbial strains used in industrial biotechnology
    • Contribute to design and implementation of these tools;
    • Work closely with a cross-disciplinary team of Software Engineers, Computational Biologists, and Scientists to implement solutions


    • A BS in Computer Science or a related field such as mathematics, physics, computational biology, electrical engineering, bioengineering;
    • Demonstrable ability to program in one or more of: Python, Java, Kotlin or Javascript (or demonstrated ability in multiple programming languages and the ability to pick up a new one quickly);
    • A strong appetite to learn and the ability to apply new skills;
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Strong working competency in English.
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Embrace Amyris Core Values
    • Adherence to Amyris Safety Policies and Procedures 

Nice to have

    • Experience working on large projects with multiple contributors, automated software tests, distributed VCS, and continuous integration
    • A strong sense of software best practices
    • Experience building web-based, SAAS style applications
    • Experience with Unix based operating systems
    • Experience with data science tools
    • Background or strong interest in a biological science


    • Competitive salary based on your skills (x14)
    • Interesting international projects in cutting-edge technology
    • Great work environment
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Budget for events
    • Meal allowance
    • Training and education budget
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Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS) is a leading synthetic biotechnology company, transitioning the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets to sustainable ingredients through fermentation and the company's proprietary Lab-to-Market™ technology platform. This Amyris platform leverages state-of-the-art machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence, enabling the company to rapidly bring new innovation to market at commercial scale. Amyris ingredients are included in over 20,000 products from the world's top brands, reaching more than 300 million consumers. Amyris also owns and operates a family of consumer brands that is constantly evolving to meet the growing demand for sustainable, effective and accessible products. For more information, please visit
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