Company Summary:

Arana Biosciences is one of the latest companies founded through Flagship Pioneering’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Inc. and Indigo Ag were conceived and created. Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of nearly 100 scientific ventures resulting in $19+ billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents. Arana Biosciences is integrating the latest developments in molecular biology and plant biology to create a new platform technology that enables adaptive, targeted and sustainable solutions in agriculture.

Data Engineer II, Bioinformatics

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Design, create, and manage database systems that allow biologists to investigate data independently.
  • Automate workflows for data retrieval or storage in electronic lab notebooks (ELNs),such as Benchling.
  • Collaborate with a team of scientists to help automate data analysis pipelines and build data infrastructure.
  • Define, contribute to, and proactively communicate data engineering standards and practices establishing repeatable templates and frameworks and efficient usage of cloud services and tools.
  • Communicate insights and progress to the scientific team and executive management.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • B.S. or M.S. in computer science or related field and 3+ years of industry experience 
  • Extensive experience with database technologies, architecture, and management.
  • NGS database development experience with virology, pathology, molecular biology, or similar datasets.
  • Programming experience in scripting languages such as Python, R, SQL, and version control tools.
  • Understanding of ideating and creating UI design deliverables.
  • Working knowledge of AWS services, including EC2, S3, RDS, FSx Lustre, Athena, Glue, Lambda, Batch.
  • Application lifecycle knowledge, including best practices such as code review, unit/integration testing, and documentation.
  • Ability to design and implement backend models using logic and API endpoints for complex scientific workflows/entities (i.e.. Benchling).
  • Adaptive, creative, and a quick learner, efficient in multi-tasking and troubleshooting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in cross-functional and third-party teams with an emphasis on teamwork, collaboration, and communication.  
  • Experience with workflow orchestration frameworks such as Nextflow, Snakemake, Airflow or AWS Step Functions.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Ability designing and implementing a variety of software platforms through the API framework.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Spotfire, or Retool.

Location: Cambridge, MA

More About Flagship Pioneering

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has, through its Flagship Labs unit, applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $50B in aggregate value. To date, Flagship has deployed over $2.2B in capital toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $18B of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises transformative companies, including Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), Indigo Ag, Invaio Sciences, Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Generate Biomedicines, Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Senda Biosciences and Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX).

Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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