Volta Labs, Inc.

Unlocking the utility of genomics for the world

Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, MA
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Udayan Umapathi
Udayan Umapathi

About the role

Volta Labs is seeking an experienced software engineer to help build our cloud platform. You will play a key role in building out our data-pipelines and a web platform that compliments our benchtop instrument. 


Volta Labs, Inc. (https://www.voltalabs.com/) is an MIT spin-off that has unlocked powerful new capabilities with our proprietary fluidic technology. Our vision is to make biological automation as agile, scalable, and reliable as digital electronics. To realize this vision we are building a platform technology by engineering the full-stack -- hardware, software, chemistry, and biology.

We are at an exciting inflection point as we emerge out of stealth mode and scale up. Alongside our collaborators, we have demonstrated powerful and unique competencies that are now being developed into robust products for the decentralization of Next Generation Sequencing. This beachhead application is on the bleeding edge of innovation and adoption, and we intend to shape the future of bio-automation with our paradigm shifting platform. 

Working at Volta Labs means having big ambitions for solving the world’s most challenging problems. We take pride in having a wealth of internal knowledge and experiences across all aspects of technology, and we hope that you can add fresh perspectives to that! We strive to build a community of collaborative, disruptive, and respectful team members who feel empowered to be themselves every day.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work across the stack to deliver end to end solutions and features for both external users and internal R&D teams
  • Engineer and automate our cloud environments for security, reliability, and scale
  • Design and build solutions utilizing modern monitoring, logging, and metrics tools to assist with instrument observation, upkeep, and analysis.  
  • Design and optimize robust CI/CD pipelines for cloud apps, workflows, and data pipelines
  • Work with engineers and scientists and lead projects to expand upon existing functionality and implement new features.
  • Develop and maintain clear and effective software documentation.

Your Qualifications

  • M.S or B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • 3+ years a professional & collaborative software development role (ideally experience in a hardware/robotics/biotech oriented environment).
  • Extensive experience with languages and technologies including Python, Javascript, and React, as well as relational databases
  • Extensive working knowledge of modern cloud technologies and platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP, Docker, etc.)
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment with rapidly changing priorities: proactive team player who thinks ahead, plans, and suggests solutions.
  • You are a continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to synthesize technical information and present it to specialists and non-specialists.

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with laboratory data management technologies (LIMS, ELN)
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies, frameworks, and trends in image processing, computer vision, and machine learning
  • A portfolio of your past work that you can share

Volta Labs offers both competitive cash and equity compensation, as well as health, dental, and vision coverage, and unlimited paid time off. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and actively seek out and value diverse perspectives. Women, people of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!

Why you should join Volta Labs, Inc.

Volta Labs is a group of antidisciplinary scientists and builders working at the intersection of engineering and biology. We are building a sequencing technology agnostic platform that spans from the raw biological sample to sequenceable molecules. We are doing this by reinventing the full stack — hardware, software, chemistry, and biology — to create simple, flexible, and powerful solutions for sample preparation and beyond.

Volta Labs, Inc.
Team Size:22
Location:Cambridge, MA
Udayan Umapathi
Udayan Umapathi