Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Redwood City, California, United States Full-time

We are looking for a Senior Full Stack Engineer to join our team and help create the world’s first fully automated cloud-enabled molecular biology lab. 

This position will own numerous projects, help build the tools and systems to enable industrial-scale molecular biology research, and bring automation to genome engineering. 



  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design and ship new features
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to expand functional and operational capabilities, and maximize development efficiency
  • Optimize and contribute new features to our internal and external web technology stack
  • Optimize back-end services for performance and scale



  • 3+ years of experience with Python
  • 2+ years of experience with JavaScript
  • Experience with Django and AngularJS
  • Experience with NoSQL and RDBMS
  • Fluency with Linux 
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative start-up environment
  • Local applicants strongly preferred / Immediate availability required / No relocation package


Bonus Qualifications

  • Fluent with Bash
  • Familiarity with Nginx or Apache configuration
  • Familiarity with Python micro web frameworks (Tornado or Flask)
  • Previous experience in the Biotech domain
  • Internationalization experience


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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