Software Developer

We are seeking a versatile full stack Software Engineer with a passion for applying technology to biology, to make an impact in developing our revolutionary genome engineering technologies. In this customer-facing position, you will enable transformational science by collaborating with a team of world-class scientists to build custom tools to organize and analyze biological data. We have many opportunities for you to grow in this role including taking on technical leadership responsibilities for complex in-house software applications and systems. Leveraging your knowledge of best practices in software development will help Caribou create a robust, maintainable infrastructure.


Responsibilities will include:

Collaborate with scientific project teams to understand their needs and build systems that support data science and statistics.
Develop and implement high quality code using multiple tools to organize and extract data, and to analyze trends.
Build infrastructure for software to leverage data from genomic and cellular analysis platforms.


BS/MS in computer science, engineering, or physics with demonstrated programming proficiency (Python required)
5 years of experience coding as a key contributor in a larger team effort
A genuine interest in performing both back end and front end tasks


Background in life science research, or prior experience in programming in support of scientific research
Previous exposure to modern genomics, high-throughput sequencing, single cell technology, transcriptomics and/or molecular biology is highly desirable
Experience developing full stack web applications using Flask or similar
Experience with local and/or cloud-based HPC environments
Knowledge of analytical and visualization software packages such as R, NumPy/SciPy, and D3js
Experience with database integration, maintenance, and optimization

Caribou compensation and benefits include:

Comprehensive compensation package, which includes stock options and an employee stock purchase program for all employees
Generous paid vacation time, in addition to company-observed holidays and floating holidays
Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
401(k) retirement savings plan, which includes matching employer contributions
Tuition reimbursement program

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws. Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Caribou requires employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of such vaccination will be required as part of the hiring process.


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