Senior Software Developer - Data Centre

AbCelleraVANCOUVER10d ago

Job ID: 5009


At AbCellera, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up. Our developers are designing cutting-edge software that revolutionizes how scientists explore antibodies and the scale at which they can do this. It’s life-changing research and you could be a part of it. We’re the first in our field to be providing tools like these, which means you’ll be solving new problems every day. You will be helping us develop unique software products that make us leaders in the tech industry. And, most importantly, your work will contribute to bringing better therapeutics to patients.


We’re a diverse team of 175+ people based in the heart of beautiful Vancouver and we’re growing quickly! We were recently featured on Fast Company’s 2020 list of Most Innovative Companies so this is an exciting time to join us as we continue to put the “tech” in “biotech”! 


The role:

We are seeking a talented software developer to help us develop and refine the software that allows the data management team to enforce data retention policies, move data across different storage solutions, reduce datasets, and archive past experiment data. The successful candidate should have a strong technical background, experience developing native client-server and distributed applications, an impeccable work ethic, and a fearless self-starter attitude. This is a greenfield project so creativity and fresh ideas aren’t just encouraged - they’re required! And don’t worry if you don’t have a biology background, we’ll get you up to speed! On any given day you might:


  • Develop new API endpoints
  • Write front end code for UIs that allow non-technical users to intuitively interact with data
  • Coordinate changes to the database schema
  • Collaborate with (non-technical) end users to produce a winning design
  • Test what you’ve implemented - ideally with automated tests!


Our current tech stack:


  • Backend powered by Django (3.3) on Python 3.7
  • HTML5 with Bootstrap 4 and Vue
  • PostgreSQL database
  • Docker 


What we're looking for:


  • At least 5 years’ experience delivering high quality software 
  • Comprehensive experience with Python
  • Experience with a modern web framework (Frontend and Backend)
  • Experience with relational databases and ORMs
  • Proficient with version control (we use git)
  • Good knowledge of C and modern C++
  • Experience writing built in objects for Python
  • Good command of shell scripting in Unix and Windows environments
  • Experience practising good programming hygiene (delivering clean, reusable, documented, and tested code that follows best practices)
  • Confidence communicating in English
  • A team player with a can-do attitude who’ll ensure everyone’s success


Bonus points if you have:


  • Data management experience
  • System integration experience
  • A background in biology, immunology or pharmaceutical science
  • A great personality and a good sense of humour


Perks of the job:


  • An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
  • The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • A seat in one of our beautiful offices in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development


To Apply:

Introduce yourself by heading to our website to submit your application. Remember to refer to Job ID 5009 in your cover letter. We’ll be in touch if you’re selected for an interview.

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