Software Engineer

Boston, MA
Full Time
CATALOG, a Boston-based pioneering startup, is making significant strides in the field of data storage and computation by harnessing the power of DNA. DNA, known for its millennia-long stability, unrivaled information density, and cost-effective replicability, offers revolutionary potential for latency-tolerant high-density data storage and massively parallel computation. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to lead the development of our unique software operating system. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced startup environment and is passionate about pushing the boundaries of software engineering.
In this role you will:
  • Lead the development of Catalog’s software operating system for its DNA based storage and computing technologies
  • Maintain a codebase that is modular, high-performing, and easily deployable, comprising components in Python, C, C#, and PLC.
  • Champion industry best practices in software engineering, product development and release.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to integrate components seamlessly from R&D to production-ready quality.
  • Mentor junior engineers, fostering a culture of learning and professional growth.
We are seeking someone with the following background:
  • Proven experience in the full software product development cycle, encompassing design, development, release, operationalization, and customer support.
  • Extensive expertise in software engineering, particularly in languages such as Python, Java, C#, and C/C++.
  • A comprehensive understanding of modern software system architecture and its various components.
  • Full stack development experience, including both front-end and back-end, is highly advantageous.
  • Adaptability and readiness to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment.
We are looking for someone driven by:
  • The challenge of developing innovative software solutions for cutting-edge technology.
  • The opportunity to lead and shape the software backbone of a pioneering technology in the DNA computing space.
  • The enthusiasm to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
You will also need to be able to:
  • Manage complex software development projects in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.
  • Communicate effectively with team members from various technical backgrounds.
  • Mentor and guide junior team members, enhancing the overall team’s skill set and productivity.
At CATALOG, we challenge you to think critically, work creatively, and conquer uncharted problems in a groundbreaking field. We believe in building an inclusive team with different points of view. We support and celebrate diversity in our workforce. We offer competitive compensation packages, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) with company matching, and generous PTO. 
Note: Even if you don’t meet all of the requirements listed, we encourage you to apply. Think of it more as looking for most of the items listed, not all.   
Please note, visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 


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