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Director, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

As a Director of Software Engineering, you will lead and collaborate with our Frontend, Backend, DevOps, and Instrument developers to help synergize the individual components of our software architecture, and develop software that interacts with scientific instruments, drives scientific research, and yields new insights for scientists.

Why Emulate?

As an Emulator, you will be part of a team who cares deeply about our mission to power a human-centric approach to biological innovation. Our culture is designed to help you succeed by promoting a collaborative approach to our work, providing opportunities for growth and development, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that is conducive for all to thrive.

Emulate’s Core Values encompass being CURIOUS, RELENTLESS, ACCOUNTABLE, HUMAN, and ONE. Here’s what that would mean for you as the Director, Software Engineering:

You are CURIOUS and will:

  • Understand the feature requirements and translate them to complete design specifications.
  • Contribute directly to code development.
  • Develop applications for our connected instruments and online Study Manager app.
  • Develop technical documentation to guide future software development projects.

You are RELENTLESS and will:

  • Lead Emulate’s software development efforts including apps and instrument platforms.
  • Lead the definition of software architecture for next generation platforms.
  • Work to improve our infrastructure, tooling, and tech stack.
  • Translate requirements into Epics, Stories, and Tasks.

You are ACCOUNTABLE and will:

  • Manage internal and external software development resources.
  • Document and describe changes to make validated results accessible to users.

You are HUMAN and will:

  • Mentor team members with design reviews, code reviews, and discussions.

You are ONE and will:

  • Collaborate with the team to design, code, and launch new features.
  • Work with scientists to identify user requirements and application needs.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Undergraduate degree (BA or BS) with a minimum of 8+ years lab experience, MS with 6+ years lab experience, or PhD with 2+ years post-doctoral experience in Immunology, Cell biology, Bioengineering or other related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of ex vivo human organresearch studies, ideally with experience with organoids and/or microfluidics for target engagement and/or disease modeling
  • Prior experience working with mammalian cell cultures or stem cells with knowledge of sterile cell culture technique
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and motivation to continually improve processes
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, provide possible solution, and implement solutions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise good time management and prioritize tasks while successfully managing multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities with the desire to produce high quality data
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
  • Supportive of quality requirements with an exemplary eye for detail
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as flow cytometry, immunofluorescent imaging techniques ELISA, gene expression analysis is highly desirable
  • Experience primary human cell culture and isolation of immune cells is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of microfluidic systems, material science, statistics, cell/molecular biology or building in vitro models that replicate aspects of disease is highly desirable
  • Demonstrable experience leading small teams

Equal Opportunities:

This is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take unbiased action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our methods for hiring include ensuring that all available opportunities are fairly promoted — via online globally available channels — in a manner accessible to all potential applicants.

About Emulate, Inc.

Emulate is igniting a new era in human health with industry-leading Organ-on-a-Chip technology. The Human Emulation System provides a window into the inner workings of human biology and disease — offering researchers an innovative technology designed to predict human response with greater precision and detail than conventional cell culture or animal-based experimental testing. Pioneered at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and backed by Northpond Ventures, Founders Fund, and Perceptive Advisors, Organ-on-a-Chip technology is already assisting researchers across academia, pharma, and government industries through its predictive power and ability to recreate true-to-life human biology. To learn more, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.