About Senda Biosciences

Senda Biosciences, Inc. is uniquely positioned to transform human health by harnessing millions of years of evolution to program targeted, potent and tunable medicines. Nature has provided the codes to program human cells – both from within (mRNA) and from outside – from what surrounds them. The trillions of non-human cells in the human ecosystem have evolved natural nanoparticles that precisely shuttle biomolecules into human cells, providing the missing pieces to fully unlock programmable medicines. Senda’s proprietary platform includes the first-ever atlas of nature-derived programmable systems at the molecular level and across all kingdoms of life – accessing the entire code provided by nature required to program cells.  With this platform, Senda is developing a new class of SendRNA™ medicines.  The unique properties of these medicines create new frontiers for mRNA therapeutics and vaccines for infectious, genetic, autoimmune, and metabolic diseases and oncology indications – with further potential to transform the gene editing and protein-based therapy landscapes as well.  Based in Cambridge, MA, Senda was founded by Flagship Pioneering. For more information, visit sendabiosciences.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Position

As a key member of the Senda Biosciences Computational Team, the Bioinformatics Software Engineer will contribute to enabling Senda’s pioneering work of unlocking programmable medicines for human health. Working cross-functionally with Scientists, Computational Biologists and Data Engineers, the Bioinformatics Software Engineer will develop robust software that drives core analyses central to Senda’s platform.


  • Collaborate in a cross-disciplinary team by building, deploying, and maintaining software solutions compatible with core-infrastructure to enable key R&D efforts for Senda Biosciences.
  • Contribute to design and implementation of scalable solutions for the automation of multi-step data-generation, formatting, transfer, and analysis of results from multiple instruments.
  • Implement monitoring and tests to ensure successful software deployment and operation.
  • Champion standards for development, testing and deployment of infrastructure resources that facilitate FAIR data and data governance at the enterprise level.
  • Clearly communicate efforts across a team of interdisciplinary colleagues
  • Contribute to the culture of scientific excellence at Senda

Required Experience

  • BS with a minimum of 4 years experience in software development, MS with minimum of 2 years in software development, with a preference for experience in the life sciences.
  • Proficiency in relevant development languages (g. Python, JavaScript, C++) and standard command line tools
  • Strong experience with software engineering and comfort leveraging cloud-based solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a multi-author software project, enabled by excellent documentation and proficiency with distributed code, version control, and software testing.
  • Experience utilizing cloud compute environments (AWS, Azure,…)
  • Success with scalable systems and test-driven development
  • Previous experience with molecular biology data a plus
  • Able to successfully balance multiple project efforts
  • Ability to clearly communicate across varying levels of technical expertise

Senda Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Senda does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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