We grow cells for biotech companies.

Full Stack Software Developer

South San Francisco (or remote) / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

Culture Biosciences grows organisms for biotech companies. We've built the first cloud bioreactor facility. Here’s how it works:

Our customers, biotechnology companies, design organisms (bacteria, yeast, mammalian cells) to produce products (materials, therapeutics, food).

  • We grow their cells in our bioreactors to optimize the yield of their products.
  • Our customers receive their experimental results live on our website.
  • Our cloud bioreactor facility is made possible by custom software and automation technology that our team develops.

The automated infrastructure is also more efficient to operate than traditional equipment. Our software also provides quick and simple data analysis, enabling customers to analyze reams of data quickly.

Here's a video that explains the process

The Role

We are looking for a full stack product developer who wants to build the software platform that will transform biomanufacturing. Your work will quickly impact cutting edge biotechnology companies by helping them get their products to market faster and more efficiently.

We have new and interesting software challenges. Our problems are more than scaling a web service: we model biological processes and operate mission-critical software within bioreactors that sometimes get wet.

You will work with our small, but growing, customer software team to design and build all aspects of our software for customers; from tools that allow our customers to turn around their experiments faster, to features that ensure the quality and safety of their experiments.

This is a great fit for a developer who wants to wear a product hat, flex design chops, and talk to customers. What you'll do:

  • Build things that make customers go "Woah, this is awesome!"
  • Learn about fermentation, bio-manufacturing, and biotechnology
  • Help define our software engineering culture

In return, we will support you by:

  • Placing a high degree of trust in your ideas and execution
  • Bringing you up to speed in the domain of fermentation
  • Providing a low-stress work environment
  • Making ourselves available for collaboration
  • Caring about you as a whole person, not a “resource”

Projects on our horizon

  • Building the communication platform for bio-process planning and execution
  • Developing new data visualization and analysis tools for our customers
  • Expose complex bio-process protocol data in a simple understandable way
  • Provide live process controls (dangerous!) in a safe and intuitive way
  • And much, much more

About You:

  • You have five to six years of experience in software development
  • You know your way around modern JS, React, and css
  • You have experience building products end-to-end
  • You’re proactive and enjoy thinking about the big picture
  • You’re kind, curious and enjoy learning new things
  • You’re product focused - you think about the perspectives of end users even when it might not be expected of you
  • You value communication and connection with a multidisciplinary team
  • You care that you’re building something that solves a problem and helps end users

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and equity compensation
  • Medical (PPO), Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 10 days of company holidays
  • 12 weeks of parental leave at full salary
  • Access to on-site child care facility, subject to availability
  • Free onsite breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, and gym (varies based on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Support for relevant educational opportunities
  • Culture Biosciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. We seek to build a company that promotes inclusion and expands the diversity of our industry as a whole. We encourage people with identities underrepresented in biotech and technology to apply.

Why you should join Culture Biosciences

Culture Biosciences grows organisms for biotech companies. We've built the first cloud bioreactor facility. Here’s how it works:

  1. Our customers are experts in DNA design -- they send us their genetically engineered organisms for testing.
  2. We grow their cells in our bioreactors to examine the efficacy of different protocols and their effect on yield and productivity.
  3. Our customers monitor the state of things live via our website. At the end we send them some samples for storage or more custom analysis.

Our customers genetically modify organisms to produce new therapeutics, materials, fuels and foods. We help them quickly run experiments and develop manufacturing processes so they can get their products to market faster. We've built proprietary software and automation systems to make operating our bioreactors more efficient than existing systems. We also provide customers with new software tools that help them analyze and contextualize their data. We are currently serving a number of biotech customers and scaling out our infrastructure.

We are a Bay Area company backed by leading venture funds including Y Combinator and Verily Life Sciences. We are made up of mechanical, software, biomedical and chemical engineers who worked previously at Google X, Facebook, MIT, CalTech, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. Our team is passionate about enabling high-throughput, reproducible science. We value curiosity, clear communication, kindness, and collaboration. We're also committed to building a diverse team.

Culture Biosciences
Team Size:40
Location:South San Francisco, CA
Matt Ball
Matt Ball
Will Patrick
Will Patrick