Principal Software Engineer

Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics

Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Why Join Intellia?

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done.

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will lead our Informatics Software group’s Experimental Design & Tracking (EDT) team producing software services while accelerating the pace of R&D. The EDT team is responsible for capturing the structured design of Intellia’s editing experiments and tracking samples through the NGS and screening lab. The data flowing through our cloud-based data systems enable the decisions driving Intellia’s programs. This is an opportunity to EXPLORE and DELIVER laboratory solutions that DISRUPT our industry and enable ONE Intellia’s advance in cutting-edge science. Main responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with genomics counterparts to deliver software solutions

  • Work with the project manager to define, prioritize and schedule delivery to stakeholders

  • Take ownership of the design and development of EDT team projects and service requests

  • Lead a software engineering team to produce sample design & tracking solutions

  • Invest heavily in the achievement of your team’s individual production and development goals

About You:

You are an experienced leader of talented engineers toward the achievement of corporate objectives. As a seasoned engineer, you naturally recognize, propose, and produce solutions to workflow bottlenecks. You are a hands-on developer working side by side with your team during the implementation phase of projects. Our ideal candidate will have a BS/MS in Computer Science or a related computational discipline with experience in the biotech industry. We work as a team in a hybrid work environment and heavily utilize GitHub to manage work throughout the project workflow.

Skills and technologies, you should be familiar with include:

  • Architect, develop and administer RDBMS databases storing genomic sample data

  • Demonstrated experience developing RESTful APIs

  • Utilization of an iterative approach to the SDLC

  • Effective communication with stakeholders capturing project requirements

  • Produce software design and well-documented action items from project requirements

  • Produce clear and descriptive documentation for product end users

  • Fluency in Python and related web frameworks

  • Fluency with the shell in the Linux environment

In addition to the above skills experience, you will also interact with the following technologies.

  • Work with the Infrastructure team to deploy data services to AWS

  • Front-end development frameworks VueJS & Node

  • LIMS or Laboratory Software, ELNs

  • Microsoft Office suite of products including MS Office, MS Teams, Github

Meet your future team:

Informatics at Intellia consists of the Software and Computational Sciences teams. The computational scientist develops genomic pipelines while maintaining strict data integrity and quality standards. Software engineers work with their scientific counterparts to streamline workflows and create web-based data services with high regard for integrity and security. Additionally, the Software team performs development and operational functions for our AWS environment.

We are primarily remote with occasional laboratory visits when onsite testing is required. By utilizing modern collaboration platforms and tooling we have maintained a high level of productivity. If you join our team, you can expect to join a fast, exciting, and collaborative environment. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and continuing to build an amazing team!

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This requirement includes a booster dose once eligible. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.