BenchSci (201-500 Employees, 131% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

78% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 131% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $94.5M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.
BenchSci’s vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world’s most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.
Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We’re a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.
We are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our growing Core Services, Engineering Group. In this role, you will work closely with key technical partners across the organization to ensure that BenchSci’s infrastructure and related practices can support our long-term growth. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, you will provide technical leadership across several areas within the team, lead complex projects, participate in roadmap and project planning, and actively contribute to BenchSci’s technical roadmap. The Staff Engineer will help foster the growth and development of other individual contributors while also playing a pivotal role in helping us scale as we continue to impact scientific discovery long-term.

You will:

      • Identify parts of our system and infrastructure that do not scale or meet reliability, observability and security requirements.
      • Provide tactical and strategic solutions to system and infrastructure scalability, reliability and observability gaps.
      • Collaborate with our infrastructure team to drive high-quality designs to improve our infrastructure provisioning and CI/CD pipelines.
      • Collaborate with our Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team to drive proactive system reliability improvement and refactoring to minimize the impact of issues on customers.
      • Work on improving our performance testing tooling, and collaborate closely with our application development, search and SRE teams to tune the performance of critical services.
      • Partner with other engineering teams and identify opportunities to improve our development tooling and frameworks.
      • Partner closely with other Staff Engineers, Engineering Managers and Directors to devise and refine non-functional requirements to create the most reliable, secure, performant services for our customers using cutting-edge technologies.
      • Lead software and system design initiatives by leveraging cloud-native design patterns and injecting your cloud expertise into the entire development lifecycle.
      • Be an inspiring mentor and coach to other engineers
      • Act as an advocate for the company and its engineering team through various channels

You have:

      • A minimum of 8 years of professional development experience, with two years at a Staff level
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on translating business concerns into technical implementations
      • Ability to guide the engineering team towards making a decision while minimizing friction and using influence as effectively as direct control.
      • Strong background in Site Reliability Engineering, DevOps, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering
      • A track record of planning and executing large, complex, organization-wide migrations
      • A deep understanding of shell scripting and higher-level languages such as Python and Typescript.
      • Extensive experience working with any of the major public cloud providers like GCP, AWS or Azure
      • Experience developing with CI/CD orchestration and infrastructure-as-code solutions.
      • Experience monitoring services and infrastructure, log collection, analytics, error reporting and application performance monitoring.

Nice to haves, but not required qualifications:

      • Experience working with Google Cloud Platform
      • Expert understanding of Terraform or KCC
      • Strong knowledge of Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and BigQuery technologies
      • Development experience of data pipelines that leverage Apache Beam (or GCP’s Dataflow)
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture
A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
Comprehensive health and dental benefits
Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services
Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year
Unlimited flex time to use toward sick days, personal days, religious holidays, birthdays and appointments
Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holidays, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
A $2000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) Annual Learning & Development budget
A $1000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you
A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity $2500 CAD  (or equivalent in your country’s currency) per year
Our Culture:
At BenchSci, we’re committed to cultivating an inspiring, inclusive, and equitable work environment for high performing, ego-free, self-starting individuals with a growth mindset, who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. We recognize that everyone here is a person first and an employee second. We want people to feel cared for and supported to bring the best versions of themselves to work and help the company achieve its mission. We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly.
We live and promote our FASTT values of Focused, Advancement with Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.
Accessibility Accommodations:
BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.
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Tagged as: >100% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 201-500 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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