Medicinal Chemistry powered by Machine Learning

Software Engineer — Frontend

$120k - $160k / 0.05% - 0.10%
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

PostEra is building a modern biopharma, using machine learning to accelerate medicinal chemistry, to develop cures for diseases, faster. We've raised $26M from top investors, secured a $68M NIH partnership to prevent pandemics, and established a $260M partnership with Pfizer. We also launched and help lead the world's largest open-science initiative to find a COVID antiviral; COVID Moonshot.

About the role

  • PostEra’s product and engineering team is looking for experienced frontend engineers to join us in building the next generation of drug discovery software. We have a talented group of backend and full-stack engineers, and are looking for innovative frontend engineers to help us define and crystalize our vision.
  • This role offers a unique career opportunity to work at the intersection of cutting-edge software, AI technology, and the world of drug discovery. You will be building tools alongside PostEra internal chemists, as well as chemists external to PostEra.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to work on exciting projects ranging from node graph editors to feature-rich data visualization interfaces. There is no shortage here of interesting, challenging user interfaces to build out!
  • Be involved in the design and planning process of new features and feature revamps, to aid in understanding of requirements and timelines for implementation
  • Write unit tests and integration tests to ensure stability of products and prevent regression of functionality

Desired skills and experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience
  • 3+ years work experience building user interfaces and web applications (in frontend or full stack roles)
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, TypeScript, React, and Redux
  • Experience working in a continuous-deployment software development environment (i.e. experience with feature flags, trunk-based deployment, and CI testing), and a passion for automated testing
  • Experience building, delivering, and maintaining new feature interfaces from the bottom-up
  • Passion for frontend development with a desire to build strong relationships with backend engineers, and uniquely at PostEra: Chemists — the users of our tools


  • Experience in web application design, or UI/UX
  • Experience building scientific applications
  • Experience (directly or worked closely with a team using these tools) across our tech-stack: AWS/terraform, Postgres, Rust, Python/Django, TypeScript/React

Why you should join PostEra

PostEra is building a modern 21st century biopharma. We’re using our advances in machine learning to close the Design-Make-Test cycle of Medicinal Chemistry and bring more cures to patients.

We've raised $26M from top tech/healthcare investors and signed over $370M in multi-year deals with partners like Pfizer and the NIH.

What are we working on?

  • Drug Discovery: We're developing our own pipeline of cures for diseases while also partnering with drug hunters like Pfizer to accelerate their drug discovery.
  • Manifold: The first-of-its-kind SaaS platform for scientists to get molecules made.
Team Size:26
Alpha Lee
Alpha Lee
Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris
Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson