Software Engineer, Life Science Project ( Job ID # 4857210002 )

Employer Name Google X   Address 0000
Job Type Full Time   Address 2
Experience   City Mountain View
Education   State California
  Zip Code 94035

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Job Description

Software Engineer, Life Science Project
Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA
X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

Our mission

We are a team of scientists and engineers dedicated to creating transformative computational tools for biology. Our moonshot is to accelerate discovery and innovation in human health and other life science applications.

A biology background is not required — but curiosity and passion for learning are. If you are excited to make a difference in this space, we’d love to talk with you.

The role

This is an opportunity to shape the modeling and simulation infrastructure used by a team of scientists from the ground up. Our team is developing technologies that redefine what is possible in a rapidly evolving field. Your experience in natural science and software engineering will be applied to complex and ambiguous problems.

In this role, you will:

Work cross-functionally with biologists and machine learning experts to define stage-appropriate infrastructure requirements.
Apply best practices to store and process experimental data and prepare it for machine learning and parameter estimation pipelines.
Adapt existing numerical methods, e.g. ODE solvers, to perform and scale well in a Python and JAX ecosystem on accelerators.
Use your judgment and experience to evolve the results of fast iteration loops into user-facing product features.
Communicate effectively with team leads, product managers, and experts in biology and related disciplines.
Roll up your sleeves and get stuff done as an early member of the team.

We’re looking for a motivated and versatile engineer who understands the requirements of an early-stage environment.

BS/MS in CS or equivalent practical experience
Strong Python coding skills and first-hand experience with JAX, TensorFlow, or other ML frameworks
Background in modeling, simulations, or numerical methods
3+ years of experience building software in an enterprise environment
Startup experience, or equivalent experience on early stage teams
PhD in CS or a natural science is preferred
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: [email protected]

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