Software Engineer (R&D)

Boston, MA
Full Time
Mid 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 are actively seeking a motivated Software Engineer with a passion for breaking new ground in technology. As part of our R&D team, you'll be at the heart of our operations, working on the DNA computation pipelines in close collaboration with research, chemistry, and hardware engineering teams. 

In this role, you will:

  •     Contribute to the development of high-performance software that implements the CATALOG computing architecture
  •     Adapt and implement data structures and algorithms for our unconventional computing platform
  •     Write high-performance, easily understandable code and create clear, concise technical documentation
  •     Work independently, think critically, and tackle new problems in a groundbreaking field

We are looking for someone with experience in the following areas:

  •       Algorithm and data structures via coursework or R&D
  •      Software development in an R&D environment, with CUDA development experience as a plus
  •      Proficiency in programming with Python and C/C++, and familiarity with Linux environment and tools
  •      Application domain experience in information retrieval, information theory, error correction and security, signal processing, or machine learning is a plus

We are looking for someone driven by:

  •       The thrill of participating in the development of groundbreaking technology
  •        The challenge of solving complex, cross-disciplinary problem
  •     Creativity and insight at the intersection of computer science and biological information processing

You will also need to be able to:

  •       Thrive in a rapidly changing but supportive environment
  •       Work collaboratively in small, cross-disciplinary teams
  •       Plan and execute tasks independently

We are looking for someone with:

  •        An MS or PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics
  •        Excellent mathematical, technical, and interpersonal communication skills
  •        A breadth of experience in and ability to develop depth in data structures and algorithm design
  •       Experience in analysis of experimental data

A career at CATALOG will challenge you to think critically and work creatively in order 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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