Senior Software Engineer - Core Infrastructure (Remote)

Toronto, Ontario /
Engineering – Core Services /
Full-time (Remote)
BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position. 

BenchSci's vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform. 
Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google's AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We're a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.


We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Core Infrastructure team. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you’ll apply your technical and domain expertise to solve complex cloud architecture challenges; drive design discussions, code reviews, and project-related team meetings; and work with other engineers on a cutting-edge tech stack to build the systems that power all of BenchSci.

You Will:

    • Build internal tools and controls for all engineering teams
    • Extend existing monitoring and alerting solutions for production systems
    • Automate our cloud architecture via state-of-the-art declarative configuration management solutions so BenchSci can scale to meet user needs and recover from disaster events
    • Collaborate closely with other engineering teams to solve problems relating to reliability and deployment systems architecture 
    • Identify and resolve security and audit issues relating to GCP and AWS
    • Develop best practices for security, scalability, operational efficiency

You Have:

    • 5+ years working as a professional developer 
    • Strong experience in any programming language; Python is considered a strong asset
    • A strong background in computer science fundamentals including algorithms, data structures, software design, and the ability to audit third-party code
    • Experience with configuration management on public cloud providers
    • Experience with cloud reference architectures and developing specialized stacks on Kubernetes
    • A strong interest in operationalizing distributed systems; demonstrated experience in large-scale distributed systems or cloud migrations
    • Experience troubleshooting production issues and being part of PagerDuty schedules 

Nice to have, but no mandatory qualifications:

    • Experience with networking 
    • Experience with GCP
    • Experience working with a security-first mindset 
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture 
A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
Comprehensive health and dental benefits 
Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year
Unlimited flex time to use toward sick days, personal days, religious holidays, birthdays and appointments
Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holidays, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
A $2000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you
A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity $2500 CAD  (or equivalent in your country’s currency) per year

Our Culture:
At BenchSci, we’re committed to cultivating an inspiring, inclusive, and equitable work environment for high performing, ego-free, self-starting individuals with a growth mindset, who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. We recognize that everyone here is a person first and an employee second. We want people to feel cared for and supported to bring the best versions of themselves to work and help the company achieve its mission. We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly. 
We live and promote our FASTT values of Focused, Advancement with Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.

Accessibility Accommodations:
BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position. 

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