Software / Data Engineer (Special Ops)

Redwood City, California, United States Full-time

Synthego is seeking a software coder to work closely with our executive team on special-ops software projects. We are looking for someone who can scrape data, perform rigorous analysis, automate processes, and put together quick hacks and prototypes.


This role does not involve biology or bioinformatics work 


What You'll Do


  • Source, scrape, organize, and analyze a variety of unique data sets
  • Automate workflows, manual tasks and special projects
  • Automate all the things
  • Build quick and crazy prototypes


About You


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 3 to 5 years of experience writing code in academic or professional setting
  • Advanced experience in Python, linux, bash, and regex
  • Experience building basic GUIs using tools such as jQuery, React, or Angular
  • Experience with or demonstrated interest in building ETL pipelines


Nice to Have


  • Previous startup experience
  • Django, perl, R


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




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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