BioRender (W18)
The Adobe Creative Suite for Life Sciences

Senior Software Engineer

Toronto, ON / Remote
Full-time
About BioRender

The Adobe Creative Suite for Life Sciences

About the role

Effective visuals and designs give scientists the tools to convey incredibly complex scientific concepts in an unambiguous, universally accessible way. At BioRender, our mission is to empower the world to learn and communicate science faster through visuals. We are passionate about democratizing science communication in order to accelerate scientific discovery.

We are looking for senior software engineers to lead the architecture and implementation of large technical projects with enormous impact to BioRender users and internal teams. Our stack includes React.js, Node.js, and MongoDB, with a lot of frontend technical challenges.

Our ideal fit

  • Sets a high standard on code quality, tests and code review
  • Excellent technical communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex solutions clearly to others
  • Growth mindset, excited to learn new libraries / technologies (but practical about adopting them for production)
  • Creative problem solver

Role objectives

  • Develop expertise in one area of the codebase within your first 90 days (e.g. posters, gallery, analytics, etc.). You'll also own code reviews and technical onboarding in that area
  • Onboard two new engineers and participate in the interview process for at least two hires within your first 4 months
  • Earn trust from the team by being a go-to person for questions and advice in your first four months
  • Ship a large-scale project within your first 6 months. You'll work with Product to execute on product objectives, and lead technical ideation, architecture and implementation

What you bring to the table

  • You have strong experience (5+ years full time, with at least 1 year as a Senior) in software development
  • You've previously worked on a large-scale React project or similar framework (Angular or Vue.js); or you're backend-leaning and highly proficient in Node.js/MongoDB
  • You have a demonstrated ability to solve complex architectural problems, and think about tradeoffs and systems design
  • You have excellent technical communication skills (code documentation, architectural documents and presentation)
  • You've been the primary developer on a successful and technically challenging project
  • You've had experience working on a team with a mature scrum/agile process
  • You are legally authorized to work in Canada

About us

BioRender is a software tool that allows scientists to accelerate groundbreaking research across the life sciences by reducing the time it takes to visually communicate research from many hours to just minutes while drastically improving outputs. We aim to save scientists over 1 billion hours of wasted time per year so they can spend it performing life-changing medical research, teaching the scientists of tomorrow, and helping people understand the world around them.

An incredible group of investors back us, including Y Combinator, Refactor and some of the most successful life science entrepreneurs in the world. Our customers range from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to the most renowned universities and research institutions.

Our tight-knit group is bonded by its shared commitment to our core values of resourcefulness, curiosity, integrity, empathy and humility. By both individually and collectively embodying these values, we can create clean, powerful, elegant solutions that delight our customers.

We are committed to building a warm, inclusive, and diverse environment. We believe that people do their best work when they feel good, and every member of our team deserves to feel safe, empowered, and supported. To this end, we offer a comprehensive set of benefits, including:

Competitive salary 

Stock options in a hypergrowth startup - we're growing more than 100% year over year!

Health and dental benefits for you and your family from your first day, including an HSA and extended mental health benefits

Annual professional development budget and regular learning opportunities 

3 Recharge Long Weekends per year, in addition to vacation days

Veterinary bill reimbursement program

Regular virtual team events to stay connected

Fast-paced, mission and values-driven environment with highly engaged coworkers

Ideally, you would work onsite at our office in Toronto; however, given the ongoing restrictions brought on by COVID-19, this is currently a remote position. We are open to considering continuing in a remote capacity once restrictions are lifted.

If your interest is piqued, please apply. We'd love to hear from you. Also, be sure to check out other listings on our Careers page.

BioRender is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origins, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

Technology

About us: BioRender is a fast growing seed stage SaaS startup based in Toronto. We’re creating the standard visual language of biology and the suite of tools to communicate it. We’re a team of passionate engineers, science illustrators, designers and entrepreneurs and are backed by an incredible group of investors including Y Combinator. We nerd out on cool science stuff and solving big problems.

Problem we are solving: Each year, biomedical researchers waste over a billion hours trying to communicate their research by drawing complex biology figures using tools like PowerPoint. At BioRender, our mission is have every visual representation of biology made and communicated with our tools. We reduce the time it takes scientists to create visuals from hours to minutes while drastically improving the quality. BioRender is used around the world by over 500 institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Genentech and many more of the best research institutions in the world.

Stack: Javascript (React frontend, Node.js backend), MongoDB

Onsite, remote considered for candidates with expertise in web-based collaboration / data visualization products.

Office location: downtown Toronto

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