Product-focussed Software Engineer

Applications close Sunday 13th September
2020

MD software engineer:

noun [ C ] — someone who thrives when at the intersection of learning, coding and product-thinking, has undeniable #massgeek potential and has the drive to create impact in an early-stage SciTech startup

What you’ll be signing up for

We help our bioPharma and academic users and the broader Mass Spectrometry community navigate the world around them by making good business, research-based and science experiment decisions. These decisions shouldn’t be dependent on ad-hoc and time-consuming analysis, instead we want to shift mindsets to make it possible for scientists to have and communicate continuous conversations around their data, at any time and from anywhere.

You will contribute to this vision by:

  • Working within the Product Development team to bring services to life. Read more from our newest team member, Joseph Bloom
  • Coming up with clever ways to make our customer’s lives easier
  • Applying progressive and common-sense programming techniques to ensure the highest quality
  • Writing tests so we continue to nurture and respect our automated testing process
  • Talking to users and customers; the best way to know that your banging of the keyboard is helping a real human do something very important
  • Pairing with our talented team members to ensure high quality, well-thought out code and architecture
  • Digesting books, papers, videos to learn about scientific methods, approaches and tools that can be leveraged to get our users closer to their end goal
  • Pragmatically applying your love of working in small multi-disciplinary teams, software engineering and cloud infrastructure to solve problems
  • Being inquisitive about science, scientists and associated systems
  • Participating in team stand-ups, all-hands, retros, showcases, priority sessions. Always with the aim to share information, prioritise workloads, unblock each other, learn about something new or celebrate ... anything!


The basics you’ll need to succeed

Our fabric is based on being lean, pragmatic, user-focussed and we opt to create incremental value over brochures.

We think and work fast and smart. This doesn't mean burning the candle at both ends, nor does it mean behaving like a cowgirl or boy. It means putting in place disciplined and automated practices to allow us to write, test, push code and deliver value to our users regularly.

Having the emotional intelligence (EQ) to be able to adapt in this environment will be needed.

It's a Software Engineering role so there will be coding. Here's a list of what we use.

  • Front-end development (we use Javascript, HTML, CSS)
  • Back-end development (we use Ruby)
  • Cloud computing (we use AWS)


What will give you the edge?

Given the sectors we operate within and the subjects we live and breathe, if you have the basics above plus experience with some of the following areas, you should stop reading this and contact us asap.

  • SaaS
  • Operational Security
  • Data Analytics / Visualization
  • Machine / Deep Learning
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Proteomics / -omics
  • Golang
  • Working with or bridging between biologists, bioPharmas or academics


Why Mass Dynamics?

  • A great chance to help scientists accelerate medical research and drug development
  • Our early adopter customers love us, our services and all that we stand for
  • Leverage well-known and progressive SaaS approaches
  • Work alongside deep subject matter experts
  • We have a for-impact lens, no ad-clicking algorithms here
  • Our product development process is tight. We have the maturity to ship code to production within days of writing it so you will see the direct impact of your brilliant ideas
  • Lean and emotionally intelligent team, it’s safe to speak up to share your ideas and concerns. We celebrate failures as they are a great way to learn
  • We are an Australian-based startup with a global vision


Who is Mass Dynamics and why do we exist?

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is the best scientific tool we have today and most discoveries have involved the use of them in some shape or form. In the last 100+ years, MS has enabled the discovery of new molecules, signaling pathways and mechanisms of disease. It’s helped us understand how drugs, therapeutic agents and protein structures behave and even helped solve crimes. Ultimately, MS can help answer incredibly complex questions of nature.

MS ought to be accessible by more life scientists. What’s great is that MS instruments receive a lot of attention and in turn hardware innovation occurs at a rapid rate. What’s not so great is that the software to leverage their magic is left behind. Until now.

MD has built Discovery and Targeted MS data analysis services to help the bioPharma and Academic sector efficiently and effectively process, quality-check, analyse and interpret their MS experimental data. Typically taking days, weeks or months, MD can produce results within minutes or hours. With this lightning speed, we are supporting our customers in the acceleration of medical discoveries and drug development, without compromising efficacy or safety.

We’ve done this by bringing together progressive technology, a lean and human-centred design approach, novel scientific methods and a diverse team. We are expanding our team so we can create greater impact, faster. So get in touch to find out more.

Keen on this role?

Drop us a line and we will get in contact with you about next steps.
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