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Frontend Software Engineer

Lyell Immunopharma

At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founder’s world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Respect, Science, Courage and Collaboration and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.

Position Summary

Lyell is looking for experienced Frontend Software Engineers to join the Information Sciences team. The Information Sciences team at Lyell is focused on building software infrastructure to enable scientists to work with data in real-time and collaboratively. Our mission is to be a force multiplier for the science happening here at Lyell. As a Frontend Software Engineer, you will be tasked with working on a suite of web application user interfaces from workflow tools embedded in the lab to analysis tools utilized by scientists. We are looking for people who are passionate about data and are interested in making a difference in the world!

Essential Functions:

  • Architect and build the front-end of the various web applications comprising Lyell’s Data and Analytics Platform
  • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
  • Work collaboratively with backend, data, and machine learning engineers to design APIs
  • Build interfaces to streamline both data capture and analyses
  • Promote culture of implementing high quality, scalable software with maximal impact for end-users
  • Experience working with scientists and/or a strong appreciation for data integrity
  • Experience building user interfaces for analytics software
  • Experience with modern JavaScript UI frameworks (we use React+Redux)
  • Experience building data visualizations (ex: D3)
  • Experience with frontend build tools (we use parcel, webpack)
  • Experience with JavaScript test frameworks (we use ava, percy)
  • Experience with TypeScript (or Flow) or another strongly typed language
  • An interest in biological sciences, or learning about it
  • Experience with full stack development (Python, Flask), including cloud architecture (AWS, microservices)
  • Experience designing user interfaces or working closely with UX/UI designers
  • Excellent analytical skills and scientific/technical expertise

Preferred Education:

  • Degree (B.S., M.S. or PhD) in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or biological sciences is preferred, but not required

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • An interest in biological sciences, or learning about it
  • Experience with full stack development (Python, Flask), including cloud architecture (AWS, microservices)
  • Experience designing user interfaces or working closely with UX/UI designers
  • Excellent analytical skills and scientific/technical expertise 
 
At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.
Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.
 
We’ve learned from experience that some of the best people don’t always match our requirements perfectly - if you’re interested and think you could fit, please don’t hesitate to apply.

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