LIMS Developer

South San Francisco, CA
Engineering - Research – Research /
Full Time /
We are seeking a LIMS Developer to contribute to the design, development, and implementation of LIMS solutions to support all phases of work for high-throughput cell therapy manufacturing and QC testing. The successful candidate will capture software requirements, user stories, and software specifications, and create detailed technical documentation. They will also develop custom scripts and tools to customize LIMS modules and workflows to support high-throughput operations.

Additionally, this individual will collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop an end-to-end digital architecture roadmap. Lastly, they will work with our LIMS provider to prioritize and implement feature requests, and provide support to create or update LIMS workflow modules, data capture, and reporting tools.

Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment and be prepared to tackle a broad selection of challenges as the company grows.


    • Support the design, development, test, and implementation of LIMS solutions
    • Work closely with other functional areas to capture and manage user needs and functional requirements
    • Develop LIMS solutions and tools  to support high-throughput operations
    • Collaborate in the design and development of QC testing and process data generation and reporting tools
    • Coordinate with QA team for system change verifications
    • Develop LIMS strategies and roadmap planning for integration with future platforms (ERP, MES, and custom software systems)
    • Create documentation and training materials for the end users of our LIMS platforms


    • BS/MS or equivalent in life science, engineering, or related field
    • 4+ years of relevant work experience as a software engineer within a scientific or laboratory environment required 
    • Familiarity with a wide range of laboratory instrumentation and analytical measurement data types
    • Experience with ELN, LIMS, Sample, Inventory, and instrument data management 
    • Experience will relational databases and data visualizations, and dashboard tools
    • Experience with programming and scripting languages such as Python, C#, Javascript, SQL, and API development is a must
    • C# and other machine friendly languages is a nice to have
    • Familiarity with Azure services, networking, and VMs
    • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
    • Strong technical writing skills and experience authoring SOPs and reports
    • Familiarity with GMP and CFR21 Part 11 compliance requirements
    • Creative, self-motivated, eager to take on a wide variety of tasks and grow with the evolving technology
    • Self-awareness, integrity, authenticity, and a growth mindset
$90,000 - $210,000 a year
Cellares total compensation package contains competitive base salaries, highly subsidized Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans, 401(k) Matching, Free EV Charging, Onsite lunches, and Stock options. All displayed pay ranges are approximate, negotiable, and location dependent.

This is Cellares

Cellares is the first Integrated Development and Manufacturing Organization (IDMO) and takes an Industry 4.0 approach to mass manufacturing the living drugs of the 21st century. The company is both developing and operating integrated technologies for cell therapy manufacturing to accelerate access to life-saving cell therapies. The company’s Cell Shuttle integrates all the technologies required for the entire manufacturing process in a flexible and high-throughput platform that delivers true walk-away, end-to-end automation. Cell Shuttles will be deployed in Cellares’ Smart Factories around the world to meet total patient demand for cell therapies at global scale. Partnering with Cellares enables academics, biotechs, and pharma companies to accelerate drug development and scale out manufacturing, lower process failure rates, lower manufacturing costs, and meet global patient demand.
The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California with its commercial-scale IDMO Smart Factory in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The company is backed by world-class investors and has raised over $355 million in financing.

Leveling will be based on overall experience, education, and demonstration of knowledge throughout the interview process.