At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founder’s world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Science, Respect, Courage and Collaboration and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.

Lyell is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with backend and data experience to join the Information Sciences team in either our South San Francisco office or Seattle office.  This person will be responsible for helping build a cloud data platform to enable Lyell  with real-time data access, real-time collaboration, and making meaningful and actionable scientific insights across research, manufacturing, and clinical.  We are looking for people who are passionate about data and are interested in making a difference in the world!

Essential Functions:

  • Design and implement Lyell’s cloud-based Data Platform
  • Define data models, and implement robust data pipelines that that push data from instruments in the lab up to the cloud, transform the data, and enable analytics and real-time dashboards
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional groups, such as software engineering, biological sciences, clinical, and manufacturing

Preferred Experience:

  • Python required; must have strong programming skills
  • Strong, production experience with AWS services
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience with serverless technologies, such as AWS Lambda
  • Implementing microservices with Docker

Preferred Education:

  • Degree (B.S., M.S. or PhD) in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or biological sciences is preferred, but not required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • An interest in biological sciences
  • Managing data on S3 data lakes, SQL data warehouses, or NoSQL systems
  • Implementing data pipelines, real-time and batch computing, using technologies such as AWS Glue (crawlers and catalogs), AWS Athena, DynamoDB, S3, etc.
  • Data modeling experience
  • Experience designing and implemented backend REST services and business logic with application frameworks like Flask, FastAPI, or Django
  • IoT (AWS IoT SiteWise) and streaming data (Kinesis Firehose)
  • Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively among cross-functional teams, with a particular understanding for and drive to solve data issues faced by research and clinical scientists.
  • Ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet deadlines and balance competing priorities.
  • Excellent analytical skills and scientific/technical expertise
At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.

Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.”
We’ve learned from experience that some of the best people don’t always match our requirements perfectly - if you’re interested and think you could fit, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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