Mytos is fully automating human cell manufacture for pharma

[Senior] Software Engineer at Mytos

London,United Kingdom
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3+ years
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Ali Afshar
Ali Afshar

About the role

You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's the position which we find ourselves in. Join us, and you’ll unleash scientists, accelerate their research and help get drugs to patients earlier. 

We’re Cytera Cellworks and we’re automating cell culture, one of the most painful and important processes in biology. 

We’re a low-ego, high-urgency team of 18, backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world. This year our team will be tripling in size and we are looking to find incredible software engineers that will grow with the company.

Currently, software at Cytera CellWorks consists of strong generalists, working across firmware, embedded, cloud and mobile. We are looking for an experienced backend engineer with lots of growth potential to take on complex challenges as we scale up and ship out devices to our customers.

This is an opportunity to work on projects at the interface of software, hardware and biology. When you join us, you’ll get to:

  • Work alongside an incredible team, from experts growing stem cells to R&D hardware engineers creating custom optics.
  • Be part of a company which is tripling in size in the coming year, presenting a lot of opportunity for personal growth.
  • Collaborate on technical requirements for upcoming features and plan feature implementation.
  • Work closely with other software engineers to communicate between customer mobile devices and Cytera devices in their lab.
  • Handle large quantities of events and data being streamed from the Cytera device including time series data and microscope images.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • You have had at least 4 years experience as a backend or full stack developer in a product focused organisation.
  • You have worked on a system which has cloud infrastructure that communicates with either on-premise servers or IoT devices.
  • You are very proficient at writing strongly typed and performant TypeScript code for NodeJS applications using the latest language and framework capabilities.
  • You have experience with pub/sub messaging protocols or queues such as MQTT and the AsyncAPI initiative interests you.
  • You have had experience with either GraphQL or OpenAPI standard for defining and managing the interface between the client and server.
  • You understand the interactions between services at scale, how to manage updating services independently and planning for redundancy.

We use the following technologies

  • Frontend (Netlify): React, TypeScript, GraphQL
  • Backend (AWS & Heroku): NodeJS, TypeScript, GraphQL, MongoDB
  • Physical Device (on-premise): NodeJS, Typescript, FastAPI, Python, MQTT
  • Firmware: C++, GTest, GMock, Bazel, Platformio

Our interview process is as follows:

  • Introductory call with a Cytera team member (20 minutes)
  • Technical call with a software engineer at Cytera (1 hour)
  • Take home preparation for technical onsite interview (2 hours)
  • Technical onsite interview (2 hours)
  • Founder interview (1 hour)

We’re building a team that enjoys moving fast and not killing cells, strives for continuous improvement through learning from mistakes and is passionate about work that contributes to solving real world problems. We learn together, grow together and solve hard problems together. 

We get very excited about meeting potential colleagues who share our enthusiasm for unconstrained innovation and understanding our users. Our benefits include options, 32 days holiday, pension, thoughtful colleagues and a lab in the Imperial College Innovation hub in White City, where you’ll be based (when not working remotely).

Why you should join Mytos

You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's position we find ourselves in.

We're developing a revolutionary new automated human cell growing system. Cells are key to every biotech and pharma company - from those developing new drugs, to those developing new cell-based medicines. And yet today they're all grown totally manually, the same as 100 years ago. With our machines, for the first time our customers can hands-off manipulate and monitor batches of cells from the cloud.

We've already signed up some of the biggest companies in the space as customers for the coming year, and in the near future, our solutions will be growing cells for cell therapies - the best cancer cures ever created. Join us and help us get there! We have recently been featured in top lists from Labiotech as well as Forbes, and we're backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Cruise.

You can learn more about what it's like to work at Mytos in this video: Link