Google Software Engineering Lead, Life Science Project in Mountain View, California
Software Engineering Lead, Life Science Project
Mountain View, CA
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.
We are a team of scientists and engineers dedicated to creating transformative computational tools for biology. Our moonshot is to accelerate discovery and innovation in human health and other life science applications.
A biology background is not required — but curiosity and passion for learning are. If you are excited to make a difference in this space, we’d love to talk with you.
In this role, you will be leading the software and ML stack for the project — iterating quickly through prototypes and deciding which projects to evolve into longer-term designs, always with an eye on the stage of the project and future scalability. This position calls for passion for early stage projects and comfort with ambiguity.
You will work closely with experimental and computational biologists to identify the most impactful ways to accelerate their research. Our team is developing technologies that redefine what is possible in a rapidly evolving field.
In this role, you will:
Set the technical direction for a team of software and machine learning engineers.
Work cross-functionally with biologists and machine learning experts to define stage-appropriate infrastructure requirements.
Drive tight innovation loops to build tools that are useful today without losing track of the big picture.
Communicate effectively with team leads, product managers, and experts in biology and related disciplines.
Roll up your sleeves and get stuff done as an early member of the team.
We’re looking for a motivated and versatile engineering lead who understands the requirements of an early-stage environment.
BS/MS in CS or equivalent practical experience
Experience leading software development for data-heavy scientific applications
PhD in CS or a natural science is preferred
People management experience
Startup experience, or equivalent experience on early stage teams
5+ years of experience building software in an enterprise environment
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We 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. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
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