IPA (ImmunoPrecise Antibodies) is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) with end-to-end technology solutions empowering clients in the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics and diagnostics. We serve our partners through a multi-national, integrated network of facilities in North America and Europe. This enables us to offer a comprehensive range of antibody discovery and development services including, for example, custom antibody generation, in silico analysis, antibody characterization, engineering, manufacturing, and humanization. Located in North America and Europe, IPA serves many of the world’s top biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the common mission of conquering life-threatening diseases.
Job description

At BioStrand, data engineers provide architecture, design and implementation our cloud-based platform technology. This means you become part of a multi- disciplinary team with very broad responsibilities and skills. You will work in an environment where your passion for IT is shared, and you make a meaningful contribution to science and society. You have an active role in the development and deployment of new in silico predictive models for antibody discovery.

Key responsibilities shall include:

We are not big believers in putting a label on everyone, but skills, and competences in the team cover cloud architecture, security & IAM, information management, data engineering (data streaming, lambda/kappa architectures, data batching), software engineering, DevOps & CI/CD, and many others.

Our scalable SaaS platform runs on AWS and is optimized to process high throughputs of data and support computationally heavy algorithms and AI. It is set up to allow fast innovation by our Data Scientist Team while boasting a fast cycle of early developments to production-grade services. Our Front-End Team wraps up all these goodies into an enjoyable, user-friendly user experience for our customers.

  • You have a Masters’ degree in Computer Science engineering, Informatics or equivalent
  • You are trained in or you have extensive experience with supporting cloud-native / SaaS software and you are familiar with AWS. You gained experience through executing multiple projects in different fields
  • You have experience in application lifecycle management, continuous integration and necessary tools (Jira, Git, GKE etc.)
  • You are trained in typed programming languages such as Go(Lang). Knowledge of Python is a plus. You know how to organise and write code to make it easily testable
  • You have a good overview of the pros and cons of different storage engines (ElasticSearch, Redis, MongDB, PostgreSQL, ...). So, you can make well informed decisions on what is needed to drive the backend services
  • You have experience with distributed systems, service oriented architectures, microservices and event driven architectures. You know how to deploy them reliably and understand their inherent complexities to keep them available and know how to deal with failures. You have first-hand experience in trouble shooting for distributed systems, i.e. partial failures, unreliable networks, unreliable clocks... Consistency, availability and partition tolerance are no strange terms to you
  • You are familiar with decomposing applications in services, e.g. using domain-driven design
  • You have experience with different data communication modes such as REST, gRPC, message-passing...
  • You know how to implement proper security and privacy across the whole platform according to industry standards (IAM, authorization /authentication flows, GDPR, ...)
  • Any experience with SCRUM or Agile working is considered a plus (we use the Atlassian Stack)
  • You are a dynamic self-starter; you are agile in planning and organizing your work
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced cross-functional environment
  • You are an excellent team player, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives and feedback