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Senior Software Engineer, Foresite Labs

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Location: Remote (US only), SF, or Boston

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About Foresite Labs

<a href="http://www.foresitelabs.com"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Foresite Labs<span style="font-weight: 400;"> supports the next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs who will create innovative companies that transform the way that we discover and develop new medicines, and the way that we deliver care to patients in need. Our team systematically uses the tools of data science to create companies in healthcare that connect true changes in patient outcomes to all of the activities that are needed to develop, design and deploy therapeutics. We are committed to lowering the barriers of entry for entrepreneurs to advance innovative new therapies and technologies to improve patient care.

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Role

<span style="font-weight: 400;">We are a translational R&amp;D team that derives insights from precision measurement and population-scale biology to address unmet clinical needs. Our goal is to create the preeminent portfolio of companies at the interface of data science and healthcare.

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<span style="font-weight: 400;">The Labs Platform Team develops methods and infrastructure to solve key scientific and clinical problems. We combine deep biological knowledge with rigorous statistical tools and modern engineering practices to develop and critically evaluate therapeutic and interventional hypotheses. We use novel statistical and machine learning methods to produce reliable insights about causal factors in disease at an unprecedented scale. This work forms the core around which new ideas are de-risked and incubated. We work with diverse data types, ranging from human genetics to high-content imaging and clinical records, to build the platform powering a diverse set of companies.

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<span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for engineers with experience in building and maintaining robust, scalable infrastructure in the cloud and software services (SaaS). The person who fills this role will build and maintain the core infrastructure and software services used within Labs and our incubated companies. We offer a flexible work environment, a diverse set of projects, and a best-in-class peer group to learn from, along with generous benefits and an equity plan in the companies you will help create. This is a great opportunity to tackle a unique set of problems while shaping the future of healthcare.

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Responsibilities

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Building applications using cloud-based (AWS) infrastructure including SaaS and data systems.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Developing access and identification systems for secure data access.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build with infrastructure automation such as Terraform and custom-built automation tools.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with incubated companies to create, build out, and hand off their core computational infrastructure.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop infrastructure tools that automate repetitive tasks and enable best practices to scale across Labs’ portfolio.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Deploy and maintain backend systems in production, including release management, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance.

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Qualifications

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">BS/MS/PhD in computer science, software engineering, or equivalent.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">6+ years previous experience or MS with 4+ years experience in back-end software development, infrastructure engineering, site reliability engineering, or an analogous position. Prior exposure to life sciences is valued but not required.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience developing software in unix and cloud environments.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to write high-quality code both independently and as part of a team, including experience with industrial software development practices.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proficiency in Python and bash.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Deep familiarity with AWS systems, architectures, and cloud-based infrastructure design patterns.

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with infrastructure-as-code practices and tools (e.g., Terraform) is a plus but not required.

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<span style="font-weight: 400;">Foresite Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We thrive on diversity and collaboration.

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