Jobs at Repositive

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Repositive is changing the way genetics researchers discover and interact with human DNA data. Data access is difficult and time consuming, a bottleneck for advances in cancer and genetic diseases research. Our ambition is to provide a data access process so smooth, it will be as simple as ‘one click to DNA data access’.

You can see more about our team here and you can get a glimpse of what we’re building here.

  • Lead Frontend Engineer (full-time)

    As an experienced Ember.js engineer we expect you to lead the front-end development of our platform. You will:

    • Own the front-end architecture - our current stack is Ember.js/node.js.
    • Proactively optimize client-side code and model data in the front-end MV* to ensure high performance and robustness.
    • Work closely with the product manager, UX/UI designer and the back-end developers in an agile environment.
    • Iterate front-end features quickly based on user feedback.
    • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) are important for us but we’re not as strong as we would like. We expect you to have a strong track record with these processes and to take ownership on the front-end side.
    SKILLS:
    • At least 4 years proven industry experience.
    • Passionate about client-side development, though you can work at any level of the stack – you’re a software engineer not just a front-end developer.
    • Solid experience with Ember.js framework. Experience with other front-end framework (React, Angular, Backbone) counts as long as there’s willingness to learn Ember.js.
    • Strong JavaScript, HTML5, CSS and Sass – experience with WebSockets and/or ES6 will get you bonus points.
    • Solid experience building, testing and debugging complex systems in a team environment.
    • Experience with responsive web development and modern browser technologies.
    YOU ARE:
    • Passionate – We care about product craftsmanship and we strive for great design - not only in visual presentation of the products but in the underling code and technical architecture as well.
    • User Oriented - Our apps must be easy to use.
    • Self Motivated – You will be expected to manage your own time, to apply new methods to advance a given project.
    • Team Player – We are a small team so communication and team spirit are essential.
    • Interdisciplinary – Some basic scientific knowledge and an interest in genetics, statistics and computational techniques would be ideal.
    We like to ship code often, experiment with different types of cutting edge technologies, make architectural decisions collaboratively and we value each other’s code. We like to hire and train junior level developers, so mentorship and team building should be in your DNA. We can offer flexible working arrangements and there are likely to be opportunities for training and career progression for the right person.

  • Lead Backend Engineer (full-time)

    As a back-end technical lead you will:

    • Be responsible for architecting and developing our core platform and infrastructure enabling fast discovery and efficient access to genomic data.
    • Bring technical vision, a great work ethic, and a positive attitude to inspire teams and scale a business.
    • Write efficient, thoroughly tested and proactively optimize server-side code to ensure high performance and robustness – our current stack is Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Elastic.
    • Translate feature requirements into sound, creative software solutions.
    • Work closely with the product manager and front-end developers in an agile environment.
    • Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration (CI) are important for us but we’re not as strong as we would like. We expect you to take the lead promote and strive for best practices within the dev team.
    • Explain complex technological concepts in a simple fashion.
    SKILLS:
    • Solid industry experience (5+ years) building software platforms at scale, dealing with many machines, and debugging real systems.
    • Solid coder – you have a passion for writing clean, effective and well test codes, regardless of the language/platform you use.
    • Strong fundamentals in computer science, engineering, data structures, and software design
    • Excellent understanding on how the web works. Experience with HTTP and TCP/IP and how a proper RESTful API looks like.
    • Experienced with WebSockets and messaging systems.
    • Relational and non-relational databases, columnar stores, caching, key value stores, etc.
    • Continuous Integration environments and Test Driven Development.
    YOU ARE:
    • Passionate – We care about product craftsmanship and we strive for great design - not only in visual presentation of the products but in the underling code and technical architecture as well.
    • User Oriented - Our apps must be easy to use.
    • Self Motivated – You will be expected to manage your own time, to apply new methods to advance a given project.
    • Team Player – We are a small team so communication and team spirit are essential.
    • Interdisciplinary – Some basic scientific knowledge and an interest in genetics, statistics and computational techniques would be ideal.

    We like to ship code often, experiment with different types of cutting edge technologies, make architectural decisions collaboratively and we value each other’s code. We like to hire and train junior level developers, so mentorship and team building should be in your DNA. We can offer flexible working arrangements and there are likely to be opportunities for training and career progression for the right person.

  • Business Development Manager (part-time)

    As the BD Manager, reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for identifying opportunities, evaluating its fit with the company vision, negotiating and closing deals. The role is defined initially as a part-time contract, with opportunity for full time permanent role.

    In your role you will:
    • Carry out market research through industry contacts, publications, trade events, news to identify ideas for growth
    • Reach out directly or through partners to target prospective business deals
    • Work closely with the CEO and product development team to understand the features, future development and product strategy
    • Identify out high potential deals by analysing business strategies, opportunity requirements / pre-requisites / financials, and internal priorities.
    • Be responsible for setting up the customer prospect pipeline in our internal CRM
    • Design the best negotiating strategies by considering the risks and rewards, and keeping in mind the counter-parties preferences & goals in a close feedback loop with the CEO
    • Lead the negotiation to close the deal and draw in resources from within the company to make it happen
    • Manage all contractual requirements and align the end result with the company’s internal operations and capabilities. As the face of the organisation, you will also help in building the brand of the company in the industry, vendor and customer community
    SKILLS:
    • Well networked within life science R&D
    • Understanding of software pricing strategies
    • Background in a scientific discipline/ proven scientific understanding
    • Strong networking skills
    • Marketing / sales orientation
    • Appreciation of customer needs
    • High energy levels
    • Ability to meet sales targets
    • Communication & presentation skills
    • Researching & prospecting skills
    • Sound understanding of business principles
    Compensation package:

    Base salary + commission

What you'll get:

We offer a competitive salary and 25 days of holiday per year pro rata. We can offer flexible working arrangements and there are likely to be opportunities for training and career progression for the right person.

  • Perks - Agile and creative working environment, quality equipment, team runs, yoga, cheesecake & team events.
  • Contacts - We collaborate with experts across fields of computer science and genomics. Our big support network will help you grow, and you will be constantly learning on the job.
  • Exposure - Learn every aspect of how a startup operates.
  • Experience - Learn all about the development of web platforms and apps.

Who we are:

We're a fresh startup based in Cambridge, UK, with a great appetite for innovation and new technologies - a team made up of young, friendly and enthusiastic genomics scientists, designers and developers. We’re very passionate about everything we do and we like to invest in our staff.

We have a flat organization structure and you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact from the code and ideas you contribute. We support Open Source and Open Science initiatives, and we consider the impact of our decisions not only on shareholders but also on employees, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.

How to apply:

Please send us your CV and cover letter to jobs@repositive.io mentioning the position you are applying for. Remember to mention what motivates you to be part of Repositive as a startup with a strong mission for social impact and what skills and interests you can contribute to our development team. Describe what background you have (if any) that relates to science.

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