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Senior Software Engineer

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

The Software Engineering team is focused on applying engineering rigour and innovative design to the BenevolentAI software platform. We embrace a modern microservice architecture on Kubernetes in order to orchestrate a machine learning platform that empowers drug discovery. BenevolentAI is committed to growing diverse and inclusive teams. We welcome you to apply if the job description as a whole appeals, even if there are specific areas where you don’t have previous experience!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Grow and lead a small team of software engineers.
  • Design and build software to solve complex data requirements and user needs across biology, chemistry, AI, and data science.
  • Promote engineering best practices, such as: code reviews, test-driven development, pair programming, etc.

We are looking for someone with

  • Strong in at least one programming language (Python / Java / JavaScript preferred).
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures for software development.
  • Basic understanding of distributed systems and/or machine learning.
  • Experience working with at least one of the following software systems: databases, APIs, microservice architectures
  • Experience in at least one of the following software domains: backend development, data processing pipelines
  • 2 or more years of experience working as a software engineer in a product team.
  • Experience with either technical leadership or leading a development team (formally or informally).
  • Proven track record of building software with a focus on the user. Experience building large applications, working with big data, and setting standards for code quality and test-driven development.
  • Experience working in a team of diverse skills, including working with non-technical peers. Excellent communicator, especially when working with colleagues from other specialities.
Nice to haves
  • Basic knowledge of biology/chemistry, and experience working with biomedical data.
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, ideally with a focus on drug discovery.
  • Scalable backend database systems design.
  • Software architecture design.
  • Workflow orchestration.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Our unique computational R&D platform spans every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes. We advance our mission to reinvent drug discovery by harnessing the power of a diverse team, rich with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and personalities.  In our offices in London and New York and research facility in Cambridge (UK), we work in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams, harnessing skills across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI, machine learning, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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