Software Engineer, System Integration

Boston, MA /
Automation & Software /
Full Time
/ On-site
Ark Biotech is powering the most important infrastructure buildout of this generation to transform how people consume protein. Ark is a B2B company engineering and designing next-generation production systems for the cultivated meat industry. We are a venture-backed startup driven by a desire to create a better food system for the planet and its inhabitants. At Ark, you will have the opportunity to solve difficult problems that matter and apply cutting-edge engineering and science in an environment that rewards creativity and visionary approaches. 

Let's build a better food system together, one line of code at a time!

Ark's Data Systems team is hiring a software engineer to build out and own our system integration platform: interfaces between our automation layer and software services, along with the SITL and HITL test systems to make them reliable. The Data Systems team is responsible for everything from production, model-based control software to web-based data monitoring applications. In this role, you'll get the chance to collaborate with Ark's broader team of process scientists and automation engineers, enabling their innovation through a combination of reliable software and fast-paced design iteration.


Ark is building a software platform — ArkOS — enabling continuous process improvement through fast-paced, data-driven innovation, all at manufacturing scale. This entails reliably integrating low-level automation systems, sophisticated control algorithms, and the offline analysis environment our scientists and engineers use to develop Ark's cutting-edge, fit-for-purpose bioreactors. You'll own the interfaces and integration testing infrastructure that will give ArkOS its rock-solid reliability and quick iteration loops.

What you'll get out of your time at Ark
● Daily experience working side by side with a team of hard-working, passionate, caring scientists and engineers
● Continuous feedback from a manager dedicated to developing your professional skillset and supporting your career
● Opportunities to ship production software to real customers in an agile development environment
● Tangible impact in accelerating the cultivated meat industry

Must haves
● Minimum 2 years of experience in software development
● Exposure to integration testing involving a hardware component
● Experience implementing continuous integration/deployment best practices
● Fluency in Python
● Familiarity with building high-reliability, mission-critical software systems

Relevant (but not required) experience
● Industrial automation software tools, e.g. Codesys, Ignition, MQTT, Sparkplug B, OPC UA
● Software services architecture and related tools, e.g. Apache Kafka
● Deployment infrastructure, e.g. Ansible or Terraform
● Cloud computing services, e.g. AWS or GCP
● Container tools like Docker and Docker Compose
● Agile development best practices
$140,000 - $160,000 a year
Please note that this salary range is for an applicant who matches the role's requirements. The final cash pay for this role will depend on a variety of factors, including a specific candidate's experience, qualifications, skills, and projected impact.
Ark Biotech is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.