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Senior Software Engineer (Infrastructure) at BioRender

Toronto, ON / Remote
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About the role

Effective visuals and designs give scientists the tools to convey incredibly complex scientific concepts in an unambiguous, universally accessible way. At BioRender, our mission is to empower the world to learn and communicate science faster through visuals. We are passionate about democratizing science communication in order to accelerate scientific discovery.

We are looking for a senior infrastructure engineer to lead the architecture and implementation of large infrastructure projects with enormous impact to BioRender users and internal teams. An ideal candidate has built and maintained a real-time collaborative system at scale.

Our ideal fit

  • Has built or maintained a large real-time collaborative system
  • Sets a high standard on code quality, tests and code review
  • Excellent technical communication skills 
  • Ability to explain complex solutions clearly to others
  • Growth mindset, excited to learn new libraries / technologies (but practical about adopting them for production)
  • Creative problem solver

Within your first three months, you'll:

  • Improve application infrastructure for 10x application usage and user growth; improve monitoring dashboards to track availability and performance
  • Audit existing infrastructure for cost saving opportunities
  • Improve team standards and processes around infrastructure security, monitoring, alerting and deployment 
  • Improve alerting and team processes around server issues and downtime
  • Set up a reliable AWS infrastructure for internal analytics, including CD/CI pipeline, zero-downtime deployment, and AWS configurations
  • Set up a repeatable process and infrastructure for load testing
  • Earn trust from the team by being a go-to person for questions and advice on infrastructure and architecture decisions
  • Become a BioRender champion. You'll understand who our users are, what their needs are, our business objectives and how all the different company functions contribute to the company’s mission. You'll be able to clearly communicate how your role contributes to the company’s mission and how every project and initiative benefits users

What you bring to the table

  • You are proficient in AWS (EC2, ALB, S3, Lambda, API Gateway, Redis, SQS) 
  • You have scaled large infrastructure systems that: Had demanding security requirements, made extensive use of several AWS services, demanded fast scaling for exponential growth, handled downtime, monitoring, alerting, and testing
  • You have a demonstrated ability to creatively solve complex architectural problems, and think about tradeoffs in systems design, performance and cost
  • You have excellent technical communication skills (code documentation, architectural documents and presentation)
  • You have strong experience (5+ years full time, with at least 1 year as a Senior) in software development
  • You are legally authorized to work in Canada

About us

BioRender is a software tool that allows scientists to accelerate groundbreaking research across the life sciences by reducing the time it takes to visually communicate research from many hours to just minutes while drastically improving outputs. We aim to save scientists over 1 billion hours of wasted time per year so they can spend it performing life-changing medical research, teaching the scientists of tomorrow, and helping people understand the world around them.

An incredible group of investors back us, including Y Combinator, Refactor and some of the most successful life science entrepreneurs in the world. Our customers range from the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies to the most renowned universities and research institutions.

Our tight-knit group is bonded by its shared commitment to our core values of resourcefulness, curiosity, integrity, empathy and humility. By both individually and collectively embodying these values, we can create clean, powerful, elegant solutions that delight our customers.

We are committed to building a warm, inclusive, and diverse environment. We believe that people do their best work when they feel good, and every member of our team deserves to feel safe, empowered, and supported. To this end, we offer a comprehensive set of benefits, including:

Competitive salary 

Stock options in a hypergrowth startup - we're growing more than 100% year over year!

Health and dental benefits for you and your family from your first day, including an HSA and extended mental health benefits

Annual professional development budget and regular learning opportunities 

3 Recharge Long Weekends per year, in addition to vacation days

Veterinary bill reimbursement program

Regular virtual team events to stay connected

Fast-paced, mission and values-driven environment with highly engaged coworkers

Ideally, you would work onsite at our office in Toronto; however, given the ongoing restrictions brought on by COVID-19, this is currently a remote position. We are open to considering continuing in a remote capacity once restrictions are lifted.

If your interest is piqued, please apply. We'd love to hear from you. Also, be sure to check out other listings on our Careers page.

BioRender is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origins, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

Why you should join BioRender

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