Systems Software Engineer R&D

Boston, MA
Full Time
Entry Level

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're seeking a motivated Systems Software Engineer to join our interdisciplinary team.

In this role, you will:

● Design, implement, and maintain robust cloud-based solutions tailored to bioinformatics applications

● Lead R&D activities for creating innovative, scalable cloud infrastructure for processing large-scale data

● Transform bioinformatics requirements into functional, efficient, cloud-based software tools

● Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement software tools and assess end-to-end platform performance

● Analyze project outcomes, present findings, and suggest strategies to both internal and external stakeholders

● Continuously keep abreast of developments in bioinformatics and cloud technologies for potential innovation

We are seeking someone with expertise in the following domains:

● Extensive experience in cloud systems engineering for major cloud platforms like Azure/AWS

● Proficiency in programming and specification languages used in cloud environments, including python and C/C++

● Experience with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration systems like Kubernetes

● Solid understanding of cloud technologies and architectural tradeoffs with experience in designing cloud pipelines

● Familiarity with scalability and system performance challenges and solutions in cloud environments

● Experience translating bioinformatics needs into practical cloud-based solutions

● Familiarity with DevOps practices and automated testing techniques is a plus

We value individuals driven by:

● The excitement of building innovative tools and technologies at the intersection of cloud systems engineering and bioinformatics

● The opportunity to contribute to a supportive and growth-oriented team

● The challenge of sharing knowledge and learning from peers with diverse academic/industry backgrounds

● The prospect of playing diverse roles as we push the boundaries in the world of cloud-based bioinformatics solutions

You will also need to:

● Thrive in a fast-paced work environment

● Demonstrate creativity and initiative in problem-solving

● Cooperate effectively within small, cross-disciplinary teams

● Be a dependable team player with strong verbal and written communication skills

● Plan and execute tasks autonomously

We are looking for someone with:

● A bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or a related field, coupled with at least 1-2 years of industry experience in cloud systems engineering; startup experience especially preferred

● Broad experience in cloud system design, implementation, and staying current with technology trends in the bioinformatics sector

A career at CATALOG will challenge you to think critically and work creatively to conquer new problems in an unexplored and groundbreaking field. To do this, we believe in building an inclusive team with different points of view. CATALOG supports and celebrates diversity in our workforce. We provide competitive compensation packages and benefits 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.  


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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