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Software Engineer - Aether Biomachines

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Job Title
Software Engineer
Job Location
Silicon Valley
Job Description

This is an on-site, Exempt, Full-Time position based in our Menlo Park, CA office. Relocation allowance will not be offered for this role and the individual hired for this role must be located in close proximity to the San Francisco, Bay Area. This position reports to the Senior Director of Automation. 

Aether Biomachines is on a mission to build the post-scarcity future using peptide based nanotechnology as the driving force for the next industrial revolution. By creating the world's most advanced high-throughput robotic laboratory, we are generating data at unprecedented scales to fuel deep learning algorithms. We're assembling a diverse and dynamic team of self-starters, engineers, sci-fi enthusiasts, and visionaries, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

We're breaking barriers in laboratory automation to power world-class machine learning models with faster, broader, and more robust robotic sample processing systems. Our goal is to transform peptides from niche catalysts into general-purpose molecular assemblers using our platform, and enabling a future of abundance for the human race.


Product R&D | Software | Automation Development | Automation Production | Biology | Machine Learning | G&A

As a software engineer at Aether, you will contribute across our entire software platform interfacing with the high-throughput lab and machine learning systems.  At the core of your responsibilities will be the maintenance of our LIMs system and supporting our lab automation drivers and data management tools.

Who You Are

  • A software generalist with 5+ years experience developing front and backend software.
  • You have an education in a field of Science or 3+ years experience working in the biotech industry
  • You are proficient in C#, Python, Git repository, Visual Studio, & GraphQL
  • You have built and deployed production web applications using React 
  • You have experience working with & programming a Laboratory Information management system
  • You have experience with programming PLCs and robotic components.
  • You have experience with creating custom drivers for laboratory automation
  • You have experience working in teams using git to commit clean, tested code.
  • You have a strong understanding of UX principles/best practices.
  • You enjoy factoring complex problems down into clear and manageable components.
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • You are a self-sufficient worker and maintain accountability for your own timelines.

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with GraphQL APIs.
  • Experience programming with Thermo Momentum Scheduling software
  • Experience with .net framework, MS Build, Jenkins, REST API, COMS, Django with graphene, Web Apps, Apollo-GraphQL, & postgresQL.
  • Experience with data visualization libraries such as D3.js or HighCharts Experience creating wireframes and rapidly iterating on prototypes with tools such as Figma 
  • Experience building UI components and pages with tools such as Storybook.js 
  • Experience with Bioinformatics

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and maintain a custom LIMS to track high volumes of experiments.
  • Implement reliable systems to process, manage, and visualize our data.
  • Work closely with scientists, engineers, and bioinformaticians to understand common workflows, identify opportunities for improvement and drive software requirements.
  • Develop, update and maintain drivers and worklist template generators for laboratory automation
  • Develop code to upload, export, & transform data into and out of databases and LIMS
  • Maintain, manage, & optimize our database system.
  • Articulate technical challenges and solutions across departments.
  • Develop trust in and raise expectations for the software team.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and learning.


About Aether

Aether was founded in 2017 under the belief that synthetic biology is the key to building the post-scarcity future. In order to catalyze the next industrial revolution, we are building the world's highest throughput robotic laboratory, generating data on scales previously not possible to feed deep learning algorithms. We are building a diverse team of engineers, sci-fi nerds, and world-changers. We hope you can join us.


Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? 

We encourage anyone who thinks they would excel at Aether to apply, no matter their background or how they identify.


Benefits and Perks

Aether pays 100% of the premiums for employees and 90% of the premiums for dependents. Importantly, these plans come couple with an HRA. Every employee receives an employer-funded, preloaded debit card that can be used for in-network medical expenses (deductibles, copays for all in-network care including Rx, office visits, specialist care, hospital stay, chiropractic acupuncture, etc.

  • Medical (Kaiser and Anthem)
  • Vision via VSP
  • Dental via Delta Dental
  • Ancillary benefits (Basic Life, AD&D, STD, LTD)
  • HSA
  • HRA (Fertility, Wellness)
  • FSA (Dependent Care/Health Care/Commuter)
  • 401K Retirement Plan via MoneyIntel
  • Flexible Paid Time Off for Exempt Employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Equity (Stock options vesting over 4 years, with a 1 yr cliff)
  • Learning & Development: You may purchase up to $50/month in books or other learning materials without any prior approval
  • Candidate Referral Program
  • Access to the gym at our Menlo Park location
  • Access to our Menlo Park Labs Shuttle & Parking
  • 10 Paid Company Holidays
  • Monthly All-Hands Meetings
  • Stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks
  • Pet Insurance Discount Program
  • Monthly team bagel breakfast
  • Paid meals every day while you work, occasional catered meals
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • On-Site Fitness Center, free parking, bike racks, free EV Charging
  • Fun--and useful--swag!



Our company values diversity and believes diverse teams make innovation possible. We work on complex, difficult problems with no linear or clear solutions. We believe that a diverse team can bring different perspectives and approaches, and whose experiences reflect the full set of clients we seek to serve. As such, Aether Biomachines, Inc. is committed to a diverse representation among our employees. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.  Aether may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills for this job.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position is based in our California location. 

This is the pay range for this position that we reasonably expect to pay. Individual compensation is based on various factors, including experience, education, skillset, and geographic location. This range is for the SF Bay Area, California location, and may be adjusted to the labor market in other geographic areas.
SF Bay Area Pay Range
$162,000$198,000 USD

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Aether Biomachines Headquarters Location

Menlo Park, CA

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Aether Biomachines Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

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Aether Biomachines Funding Rounds

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  • Series A

    $49,000,000 USD

  • Series Unknown

    $93,616 USD

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