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Director, Platform Engineering

Valo Health

Valo Health

Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

About Us

Valo Health is a technology company that is integrating human-centric data and AI-powered technology to accelerate the creation of life-changing drugs for more patients faster. Valo was created with the belief that the drug discovery and development process can and should be faster and less expensive, with a much higher probability of success. We are using models early to fail less often, executing clinical trials to add valuation to the company, and generating fit-for-purpose data to feed back into Valo’s Opal Computational Platform™ as we reinvent drug discovery and development from the ground up. Disease doesn’t wait, so neither can we.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts in science, technology, and pharmaceuticals united in our mission to achieve better drugs for patients faster. Valo is committed to hiring diverse talent, prioritizing growth and development, fostering an inclusive environment, and creating opportunities to bring together a group of different experiences, backgrounds, and voices to work together. We achieve the widest-ranging impact when we leverage our broad backgrounds and perspectives to accelerate a new frontier in health. Valo seeks to become the catalyst for the pharmaceutical industry and drive the digital transformation of the industry. Are you ready to join us?

About The Role

Valo is seeking an experienced Director of Engineering to lead our efforts for our computational platform for drug discovery. You will manage a cross-functional team of data and software engineers, enhancing our state-of-the-art computational chemistry system. Your work will support both our external partnership and internal drug programs. In addition, you will be working closely with our Machine Learning, Data Science, and Medicinal Chemistry teams to accelerate the process of discovering new drug candidates.

What You’ll Do…

  • Manage, mentor, and grow an engineering team of 4-6 between our San Francisco and Boston offices.
  • Lead the evolution of Valo’s data science platform, ensuring it is robust, scalable and meets the high-performance demands of our data scientists, all while upholding data governance standards.
  • Drive cross-functional collaboration across our data science, machine learning, lab informatics, and medicinal chemistry teams to advance our computational infrastructure for our drug discovery and development mission.
  • Foster processes and technology to boost operational scalability, enabling our teams to rapidly expand capacity without expanding headcount.

What You Bring...

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering and leadership
  • 4+ years of management experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in creating an effective and inclusive team culture.
  • Experience building data science platforms: data and feature engineering pipelines, model life-cycle support, data governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence business and technical teams
  • A strong understanding of AWS technologies for Cloud native applications and services
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a similar technical field, or equivalent experience

You May Also Bring...

  • A background in drug development or another healthcare or biotechnology field
  • Experience with data science and workflow orchestration platforms such as Domino, Kubeflow, Prefect, Ray, Spark
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure and MLOps services such as EKS and SageMaker

More on Valo

Valo Health, Inc (“Valo”) is a technology company built to transform the drug discovery and development process using human-centric data and artificial intelligence-driven computation. As a digitally native company, Valo aims to fully integrate human-centric data across the entire drug development life cycle into a single unified architecture, thereby accelerating the discovery and development of life-changing drugs while simultaneously reducing costs, time, and failure rates. The company’s Opal Computational Platform™ is an integrated set of capabilities designed to transform data into valuable insights that may accelerate discoveries and enable Valo to advance a robust pipeline of programs across cardiovascular metabolic renal, oncology, and neurodegenerative disease. Founded by Flagship Pioneering and headquartered in Lexington, MA, Valo also has an office in New York. To learn more, visit www.valohealth.com.