Synthace

We're building Antha - a revolutionary platform to automate biological research and help scientists do amazing things like cure Cancer faster!

Description

Are you looking for something more meaningful? Is social impact important to you? Do you crave complex technical challenges?

At Synthace, we have re-envisioned how to work with biology. It starts with a digital language for working practices (Antha), which enables software to assist in the design, simulation, execution, and interpretation of biological experiments. This digitisation of the ‘How’ empowers scientists to focus on ‘What’ they want to do, removing major barriers in the time, cost, and complexity associated with working with biological systems. This digital representation also enables the unambiguous translation of work between different lab environments, something that has never existed in the field before, and is key to enable building atop prior knowledge and practice in biology.

Antha ensures that structured data is produced from all experiments: the fundamental key to properly applying machine learning to biological data. The total impact is profound, and measured in orders of magnitude how more productive a scientist powered by Antha is vs a scientist without. There is no path to unpicking the true complexity of biology that does not include this augmentation of our own human limitations in working with biological systems. Already Antha is in use in pharma, industrial biotechnology, agriculture, and pure research. Join an interdisciplinary team of biologists, computer scientists, biochemical engineers, and statisticians who are working together to change what can be done using biology.

We're already working with clients and partners such as GSK, Merck, Oxford Biomedica, Cambridge Consultants and Microsoft.

After a successful Series B funding round in December 2018 we've grown around 70% in the last six months, and we're still on the lookout for talented and intellectually curious software engineers who are looking for varied and interesting technical challenges.

As well as the details on this page, you can find out more about us here:

Video: https://synthace.com/the-synthace-story

Company and media updates: https://synthace.com/blog

TECH STACK

- Back End: Kubernetes Federation, Go, Google Cloud, Docker, Google Data Store, Kapitan

- Front End: Typescript, JavaScript (expert level, typed, automated testing), NodeJS, React, GraphQL

- Lab Automation: .Net Core, C#, ASP.Net, APIs (high level drivers, embedded systems / hardware experience also useful)

- Bioinformatics: Python, Go, Java, C, C++, BLAST, R, PANDAS/NumPy/SciPy, SAS/JMP

INTERVIEW STAGES:

We interview using a simple 4 stage process:-

1. Initial 30 minute Phone Screen with our internal recruitment team. We'll ask a couple of technical questions, but the main purpose of this call is to understand more about your interests and strengths, and to share more information about Synthace. It's a two way conversation to discover if we're right for you.

2. Online Skills Test.

3. Technical Video Interview (45 mins)

4. On-site Assessment (4 back to back interviews and a tour of our lab). Meet with your potential colleagues, solve some more technical problems, ask us as many questions as you like! It's important that you feel comfortable that this is the right move for you!

Your experience is important to us, and we try to give feedback quickly at each stage, including making offer decisions within 48 hours of the final interview in most cases.

If you have any questions at any point in the process, please reach out to the recruitment team.

Where to find us:

The Westworks, White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FQ

(Zone 2)

Did you know we’re only…

15 mins from Oxford Circus 15 mins from Paddington 25 mins from Clapham Junction 25 mins from Kings Cross 30 mins from Old Street 30 mins from Waterloo 35 mins from Stratford

Find out more about what’s happening at White City Place!

https://whitecityplace.com/

https://www.instagram.com/whitecityplace/

Technologies

GolangKubernetesDockerGoogle Cloud PlatformtypescriptReactJSNodeJSPostgreSQLGraphQLC#.NET COREPythonC++SparkTerraformKafkaGithub

Jobs

Fulltime

£ 85,000 - 120,000 / yr

London, UK

Go EngineerPython EngineerData engineer
Fulltime

£ 85,000 - 120,000 / yr

London, UK

Go Engineer
Fulltime

£ 90,000 - 120,000 / yr

London, UK

DevOps Engineer
Fulltime

£ 80,000 - 120,000 / yr

London, UK

JS Frontend EngineerJS Backend Engineer
Fulltime

£ 60,000 - 100,000 / yr

London, UK

JS Frontend EngineerJS Backend Engineer
Fulltime

£ 50,000 - 65,000 / yr

London, UK

UI designerUX designerVisual designer

Why you'd like working here

    Our people

    We have a very high technical bar. We have inspiring, amazing people working here, and we share knowledge with each other. all. the. time!

    We're a friendly, supportive and inclusive bunch. We have regular company lunches, games nights and other events. We hold weekly lunch and learn sessions to help those of us without PhDs in various scientific subjects to understand more about the world of biology, to help us see how our work will directly impact the researchers who use it.

    Culture

    It may sound cheesy to some, but we are all very much bought into our mission; creating a platform that helps scientists to do incredible things like cure Cancer faster, research drought-resistant crops to solve world hunger, and other world changing projects!

    People join us because of what we're doing. We don't see this as just 'a job' - social impact is important to us. If this is one of your main motivating factors too, then get in touch!

    Funding

    We've recently gone through a Series B funding round, raising an additional $25.6m and we're using this to scale! We have a shiny new office in West London (complete with all mod cons and an on-site wet-lab!) and we're continuing to hire even more skilled, friendly and collaborative people to join our team.

    Awards

    Did you know we've been named...

    ★ "Technology Pioneer" - World Economic Forum - http://widgets.weforum.org/techpioneers-2016/

    ★ One of "Europe’s 100 digital champions" - FT, Google - https://synthace.com/blog/2018/11/23/synthace-named-as-one-of-europes-100-digital-pioneers

    ★ "2018 Cool Vendor in Life Sciences" - Gartner - https://synthace.com/blog/2018/6/19/synthace-named-a-2018-cool-vendor-in-life-sciences-by-gartner

    Investing in our people

    We promote internally & encourage ongoing development. To help with this we have lunch & learn sessions, journal club, open lab training, and more!

    We like to have fun too, with games nights, quizzes & karaoke nights in the office. There's also a dedicated games room as part of the amazing site at White City Place...

    White City Place website: https://whitecityplace.com/ WCP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitecityplace/

    Other benefits

    As well as the usual choice of hardware, endless snacks, fruit, breakfast cereals, drinks and refreshments, there are monthly company lunches and breakfasts too.

    We look after our team with private health cover (for you and your immediate family), income protection and life insurance.

    We also think it's important that you have a stake in the company's success, which is why we offer equity/share options.

    If you have any questions about any of the above we'd be happy to explain further when we speak.