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Senior Software Engineer

Science Exchange

Science Exchange

Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Industry: Information Technology & Services, Computer Software, Start-up, Biotechnology, Biopharma, Pharmaceuticals, E-Commerce
Employment Type: Full-time
Job functions: Software Development, Programming
Location: Remote, US business hours required
We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with 6-8+ years of experience writing web applications. At Science Exchange, you will work on a platform built to accelerate Scientific research. We want engineers who are passionate about moving science forward. The platform is built on a combination of Salesforce and AWS, and we want engineers curious about solving big problems for our customers.
About you:
The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional that delivers innovative features for our users addressing critical challenges for both customers and the business. You present technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner. Your excellent communication skills and a track record of delivering projects on time, make you an ideal candidate for this role.
About Science Exchange:
The Science Exchange supplier orchestration platform helps scientists accelerate their research by providing an all-in-one digital platform to source, order, manage and pay for R&D products and services. Scientists get instant access to our network of 3,500+ CROs, CMOs, and academic labs that are already contracted and qualified so projects can start without the delays caused by contract negotiations and provider onboarding. We automate repetitive administrative tasks, purchasing workflows, reporting, and payment processing. Our solutions are trusted by the world’s top life sciences organizations, saving thousands of hours and millions of dollars in costs while helping to advance drug discoveries. Science Exchange was seeded out of Y Combinator in 2011 and has raised over $70M from top venture funds including USV, Maverick Capital, and Norwest Venture Partners. We are a remote first company with employees all over the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific. Our talented and passionate team includes engineers, designers, marketers, and scientists that are charged with bringing intellectual rigor and creativity to every decision we make.

About the role:

  • Estimate, understand, and execute on user stories presented by the product team to bring new and/or improved features to our users
  • Collaborate on the design and implementation of systems that solve critical problems for our customers and our business
  • Refactor and refine existing systems for scalability, maintainability, and reliability
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced teammates
  • Improve internal tools to make other teams in the company more efficient
  • Present technical concepts, challenges, and solutions to non-technical stakeholders clearly and concisely
  • Meet with external clients and partners to discuss technical integration details (occasionally)

Specific qualifications & requirements:

  • 6-8 years of professional experience writing web applications
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Serverless AWS services such as Lambda, DynamoDB, and API Gateway. Experience with AWS CDK would be a plus.
  • Experienced with building and managing Salesforce infrastructure including using Apex and LWC framework.
  • Proficiency with Jira, Confluence, and GitHub
  • Experience writing enterprise software
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, with ability to describe technical details to non-technical audience
  • Ability to work independently, communicating across multiple time zones
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to track every detail in a fast-paced environment while simultaneously monitoring the progress of the bigger picture. With a proven track record of delivering projects on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally. Ability to close the loop on important topics, ensuring anyone who needs to know knows.
Ready to join us?
Science Exchange is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.