Job Title: Staff Software Engineer

Location: San Francisco/Boston

About Us

Valo Health is a biotechnology company that was created with the belief that drug discovery and development should be faster and less expensive, with a much higher probability of success. To achieve this goal, we are pioneering a novel, fully integrated approach that combines data and machine learning insights at every step of the process. We are a multi-disciplinary team that brings together experts at every phase of software and drug development to create a cohesive platform. Our end goal is to create life-changing medical treatments by combining expertise in technology and life sciences with a comprehensive view of the entire drug discovery and development process.

Valo is committed to hiring a world-class team that brings together a wide variety of different skills and experiences. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience, and believe that diversity makes us stronger by bringing in new ideas and perspectives. We strive to create a workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

About the Role

Valo is hiring a Staff Software Engineer to help us build out our industry-leading computational drug discovery and development platform. Software engineers are responsible for everything from building new APIs to enable visualization and research on potential drug molecules, to building data extraction pipelines to enable analysis on remote research servers. We are taking on hard engineering problems that are found in few other places throughout industry, so we are looking for engineers with the flexibility and ingenuity to match.

What You’ll Do…

  • Design, implement, and deliver complex compute and data services that support the workflows of our data scientists and researchers
  • Develop software infrastructure that is deployable within a range of environments, including public cloud, remote on-prem, and HPC
  • Collaborate with data scientists, life scientists and other stakeholders to drive projects in a highly cross-functional environment
  • Help us determine which technologies to invest in, and where existing tools will suffice
  • Help hire, train, and mentor new members of the engineering team

What You Bring…

  • 8+ years working in software engineering
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a similar technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with one or more of our development languages (Python, Java, Kotlin)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills

You May Also Bring…

  • A background in drug development or another healthcare or biotechnology field
  • Experience with scalable analysis tools and platforms such as Hadoop or Spark
  • Experience working with AWS, Pulumi, TeamCity, and other infrastructure tools
  • A background in machine learning

More on Valo

Valo Health, LLC (“Valo”) is a tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­ny built to trans­form the drug dis­cov­ery and devel­op­ment process using human-cen­tric data and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence-dri­ven com­pu­ta­tion. As a dig­i­tal­ly native com­pa­ny, Valo aims to ful­ly inte­grate human-cen­tric data across the entire drug devel­op­ment life cycle into a sin­gle uni­fied archi­tec­ture, there­by accel­er­at­ing the dis­cov­ery and devel­op­ment of life-chang­ing drugs while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly reduc­ing costs, time, and fail­ure rates. The com­pa­ny’s Opal Com­pu­ta­tion­al Plat­form™ is an inte­grat­ed set of capa­bil­i­ties designed to trans­form data into valu­able insights that may accel­er­ate dis­cov­er­ies and enable Valo to advance a robust pipeline of pro­grams across car­dio­vas­cu­lar meta­bol­ic renal, oncol­o­gy, and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease. Found­ed by Flag­ship Pio­neer­ing and head­quar­tered in Boston, MA, Valo also has offices in Lex­ing­ton, MA, San Fran­cis­co, CA, Prince­ton, NJ, and Bran­ford, CT. To learn more, vis­it www​.val​o​health​.com.

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