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Software Engineering Intern · London

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

At BenevolentAI we are developing software systems to enable our machine learning, informatics, and drug discovery programmes. We are seeking two software engineers to join our London teams to apply their software engineering background and rigour to develop and execute a full project, working with more senior software engineers and the various teams within their product area.

Primary Responsibilities

We have one role available in each of the following two product areas: 

  • As part of the Knowledge product area, you will work together with other engineers, Informaticians, and AI scientists on orchestration pipelines for the ingestion and processing of scientific research.
  • As part of the Precision Medicine product area, you will work together with other engineers, Informaticians, and AI scientists on our internal omics processing pipelines.
  • You will pursue a project in our data processing pipeline systems by applying rigorous software engineering best practices.
  • You will discuss system design ideas with senior engineers in the team, on developing robust, reliable, and flexible systems.

We are looking for someone with

  • A strong academic background, showcasing creativity and persistence in efforts.
  • A BSc/BEng/BA in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent commercial experience.
  • Interest in data ingestion, text processing and scalable systems, involving technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Spark, Spring.
  • Strong programming skills in Java or Python.
  • A problem-solving, impact-oriented mindset with a flexible approach to frameworks and technologies.
  • Non-essential but desirable experience in Vue.js, GraphQL.
  • Bonus points for interest in or contributions to open-source technologies.



Applications close on February 12th, 2021.  In addition to your CV, please send us a cover letter and a list of a couple of projects with links to the code.

Terms and Conditions

Salary: We offer remuneration for the duration of the internships. However, remuneration remains subject to the University regulations & T&C’s - should they not comply with our policy, we reserve the right to review the salary allowance.

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 (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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