Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023
Sphinx Bio — Software Engineer
Sphinx’s mission is to empower research teams to make better decisions, faster. The next generation of biotech companies use Sphinx’s platform to design drugs, track experiments, and analyze data. Our platform builds on recent ML advances to design proteins from scratch, predict protein structure, and create detailed summaries of scientific literature. These advances promise a different way of doing science — a future where scientific experiments are ML-driven, rigorously tracked, and fully automatable. We are building that future.
At Sphinx, we believe that scientists deserve better tools than the current tangled mess of spreadsheets, notebooks, and slide decks. If you’re excited to build and deploy software and ML systems for cutting-edge science that saves lives, this job is for you!
As an early software engineer at Sphinx, you will have a tremendous influence on the direction of the company. You will work directly with customers and and be responsible for building software solutions to their problems. You should be excited about 0→1 problems and feel comfortable working fast, cutting through ambiguity and keeping focused on customers and impact.
From a technical perspective, be prepared to work across the stack — from designing data pipelines to building visualization frameworks. As a small team, we expect engineers to be generalists (though it’s ok if you have a set of areas where you’re stronger). We are also looking for first-principles thinkers. Scientific data and workflows has a different set of challenges than other industries, and you will have the opportunity to design novel solutions to difficult problems.
Have built full-stack applications
Are a leader who leads by example and whose actions will set the bedrock of our culture
Want to work in a fast-paced environment with high uncertainty
Want to shape the frontier of a critical market
Have the most fun when working directly with customers and thinking about product
Like taking ownership and driving the direction of the company as it grows
Enjoy working closely with scientists and learn more about science (no prior scientific experience required)