Life science operating platform
Scispot is building the Airtable + Notion + Github for bio. We are using ML to build knowledge graphs to explain the research scientists do in a wet or computational lab.
Scispot.io is the life science operating platform. Bio companies use Scispot to design & automate workflows and increase their scientific output by 5x. Our vision is to democratize the life science industry, so anyone from anywhere can start and scale their bio companies virtually using the Scispot toolkit.
Some of our opportunities include:
Interviewing for a software role at Scispot
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Scispot’s interview process.
Here at Scispot, we’re looking for engineers who enjoy talking to customers, iterating & shipping quickly, and exhibit a strong sense of ownership and autonomy. Our small teams of engineers largely define and drive their own roadmap, and use their product sense to define and ship an MVP.
Our interview process is designed to find these kinds of engineers. Moreover, we try to ask questions that are relevant to the types of products we build -- mostly full-stack work, with a bit of database, analysis, and customer interaction. In most cases, the interview process we have is language agnostic, as we offer the opportunity to learn our stack.
Below is what to expect in our interview process. If you have questions, email us at email@example.com
This stage is a more informal call to get to know more about the role, and for you to evaluate whether it’s a good fit for you. We are looking for people with a strong interest in startups and motivation to help them; this is usually exhibited by past experience working at or starting one yourself.
Lastly, the conversation will cover some light technical discussion about your past projects. Mostly, we want to know that you can code and ship fairly involved systems, and speak to them with clarity on the details. This tends to be a good indication that an engineer had strong ownership and showed autonomy in making product or technical decisions.
Our initial screen is intended as a first pass to assess basic programming skills.
The interview process is a deeper dive into technical abilities, product thinking and overall fit. For the “fit” portion, we are again looking for ownership and autonomy, but we also dig deeper into communication. This is evaluated throughout the process -- in how you communicate your approach, solutions and overall thinking.
The typical interview process takes a month from start to finish. This tends to be mostly based on our eng team’s availability. That said, we have moved more quickly and look to accommodate candidates who might have a short timeline or competing offers. The more information you can share about your situation and where you are in the process, the more we can either attempt to expedite/match, or save you time if we cannot.
Scispot is a fully configurable workflow automation platform for fast-growing life science companies. Our customers use Scispot to design and automate their workflows at all stages of their R&D, from planning, lab execution to reporting collaboratively.