Engineering Manager

Redwood City, CA / Remote /
Technology – Engineering /
Full Time
Citrine Informatics is looking for an experienced Software Engineering Manager to help us scale our team. You will collaborate with amazing engineers and scientists on user-facing product features that help our customers achieve incredible research breakthroughs.

About Citrine

At Citrine, we’re changing the way new materials are developed.

We are the industry leader in materials informatics, the application of data-driven methods to materials and chemicals development. Our platform provides data management and AI tools that help our customers rapidly develop better, more sustainable materials. Our users are scientists and engineers at huge manufacturing and materials companies, and researchers at leading universities and government labs. Our platform enables our users to accelerate the development of new materials.

In 2020 Citrine was recognized for technology innovation by the Global CleanTech Group and was named one of the most promising AI startups by CB Insights. As a team, we are ambitious with our goals, passionate about our vision, and eager to grow and learn from each other. Our team is growing fast and looking for the best to join us.

Though our technology was originally built by materials scientists, our team now consists of professionals trained in a diverse set of fields, including data science, physics, biology, and computer science. We have offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, and our customers include Fortune 1000 materials and product companies.

About the Role

Working at Citrine offers the rare opportunity to collaborate with applied scientists at the leading edge of statistical learning theory and application. Here are a few representative peer-reviewed publications describing research done at Citrine in support of the platform’s AI capabilities:

Assessing the Frontier: Active Learning, Model Accuracy, and Multi-objective Materials Discovery and Optimization (2019). at https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.03224 
Can machine learning identify the next high-temperature superconductor? Examining extrapolation performance for materials discovery (2018). at https://doi.org/10.1039/C8ME00012C
Overcoming data scarcity with transfer learning. (2017). at https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05099 
High-Dimensional Materials and Process Optimization Using Data-Driven Experimental Design with Well-Calibrated Uncertainty Estimates. (2017). at https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-017-0098-z 

Projects you’ll work on

    • A system for sharing and managing materials data across an enterprise’s researchers, with the goal of fostering collaboration between scientists, reducing experimental waste, and aiding in the management of R&D projects.
    • Complex analysis & visualizations that allow our users to gain deeper insights into their data.
    • The next-generation web platform for empowering scientists with Citrine’s AI, guiding experimental design to accelerate discovery and lead to research breakthroughs.

What you’ll do

    • Lead a team of software engineers building Citrine’s enterprise materials informatics platform
    • Direct the career development and technical growth of the team through mentorship and coaching in software engineering best practices, design, and system architecture
    • Optimize productivity by guiding the team through our agile process, running effective meetings, and carefully planning resources
    • Recruit effective engineers who are passionate about Citrine’s vision

The Stack

    • Scala, Python
    • OpenAPI
    • DataDog
    • PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS DynamoDB
    • Elasticsearch
    • AWS Computer Services (EC2, ECS, Fargate, Batch, Lambda)

Skills and Qualifications

    • 5+ years of experience in an individual contributor software engineering role, building scalable distributed systems
    • 3+ years of experience managing at least 5 engineers
    • Experience managing remote and local engineers on the same team
    • Experience managing engineers from a diverse set of disciplines & backgrounds

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

    • A background in a physical science
    • Experience with data science / machine learning
    • Experience with JVM-based languages


Equal Opportunity

Citrine Informatics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.

Our Benefits (for exempt, full time employees based within the United States)

401k with matching up to 4% of salary
Medical, vision, dental insurance (we pay 100% of your premium and 75% of your dependents)
Equity options within the company
Parental leave
Flexible PTO on top of our 14 paid company holidays (includes your birthday!)
Free financial counseling 
$250 tech allowance