Senior Front-end Engineer

Redwood City, California, United States Full-time

Synthego is looking for a Senior Front-end Software Engineer to join our team and own the front-end of the internal tools that help create the world’s first fully automated cloud-enabled molecular biology lab.

This position will own creation and technical direction of a clear user-friendly front end for the system that manages our laboratory and production floor. This will enable industrial-scale molecular biology research and bring automation to genome engineering.



  • Own, implement (starting with framework selection) and rebuild from the ground up Synthego’s internal web application UI
  • Lay the foundation for the expanding business needs of a fast growing startup that will rely on your clean and well architected codebase
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features
  • Share your extensive expertise and mentor junior full stack engineers



  • 4+ years of experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with one or more current JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Meteor)
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative start-up environment
  • Experience with front-end automated testing


Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with Python
  • Fluency with Linux / Bash
  • Familiarity with Python web frameworks (Django or Flask)
  • Previous experience in the Biotech domain


Company Perks & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous equity at an early stage company
  • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
  • Free catered lunches and dinners
  • Onsite Machine Shop



Synthego is turning molecular biology into an information science. We're building hardware facilities that abstract biological syntheses and research into software.

Our vision is to bring automation to genome engineering, enabling scientists to run their own fully-automated laboratory at low cost, performing millions of controlled, repeatable experiments per day without human error.

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, Synthego is a leading provider of genome engineering solutions.  The company’s flagship product, CRISPRevolution, is a portfolio of synthetic RNA designed for CRISPR genome editing and research.

We are venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, 8VC, and WI Harper. 


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