Senior Staff Software Engineer, Algorithm Development

Pleno Inc.

Pleno Inc.

Software Engineering
San Diego County, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

As Senior Staff Software Engineer, Algorithm Development, you will be responsible for leading the design and development of high-performance image analysis algorithms and software solutions, specializing in image segmentation, feature extraction, and pattern recognition.

In this role, you will:

  • Utilize your expertise in OpenCV, C++, and CUDA to create optimized and scalable code for image processing and analysis tasks, focusing on real-time and resource-constrained applications
  • Apply machine learning techniques, including hidden Markov models and Gaussian mixture modeling, to enhance algorithmic accuracy and predictive capabilities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate these advanced algorithms into production software platforms to enable next generation of biomedical diagnostic instruments
  • Utilize your solid background in signal processing to enhance algorithmic robustness and performance in noisy environments
  • Draw from your past experiences in biotech instrument companies to innovate and address industry-specific challenges in algorithm development
  • Participate in comprehensive code reviews, providing meticulous feedback to ensure code quality, performance optimization, and maintainability
  • Maintain well-structured and organized documentation of algorithms, methodologies, and implementations

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • Expertise in at least one interpreted / high level programming language (Python, MATLAB, Julia, Ruby, Javascript, R, or others) and one low-level compiled language (C++, C, Rust, Zig, or others)
  • Proficiency in OpenCV, C++, and CUDA for high-performance image analysis and algorithmic coding
  • A strong understanding of machine learning concepts, including hidden Markov models and Gaussian mixture modeling
  • Expertise in signal processing techniques, with a focus on noise reduction and feature enhancement
  • A demonstrated track record in developing image analysis algorithms, feature extraction, and pattern recognition solutions
  • An ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and communicate complex technical concepts
  • Experience with biotech instrument companies and a nuanced understanding of their algorithmic requirements (a plus)
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing clean, efficient, and optimized code

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous involvement in developing software tailored to biotech instrument applications
  • Familiarity with additional image analysis libraries and frameworks
  • Proficiency in parallel programming and GPU optimization techniques
  • Experience in the genomic, biotech, or PCR industries is a nice to have
  • Enthusiasm for staying at the forefront of advancements in image analysis, machine learning, and signal processing

Education & Experience:

  • Master's or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in algorithm development and software engineering in a industry setting in a production development environment, 5+ years preferred.

Note: This position is based Onsite in San Diego and will require regular onsite participation at our office/lab in San Diego, CA - to apply you should be resident in the greater San Diego county area or in the process of relocating.

About Pleno

Pleno is a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technologists focused on collaboration and asking questions. We strive to find the best, and most meaningful answers for biochemistry and engineering problems in our mission to build a revolutionary instrument platform.

We are developing multi-omic instrument platforms that will revolutionize biological target detection for a wide array of meaningful applications. Come join us to be a part of the biomedical revolution?

We value our Pleno people and each person's wellbeing is important to us, so in addition to offering industry competitive compensation, we also offer the following:

  • Equity - everyone at Pleno has a stake in our success
  • Generous company-sponsored contribution to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Company contributions to life insurance, short term and long term disability
  • Flexible Paid Time Off - plus 11 paid holidays including a winter break company-wide close
  • Parental Leave - we value our families and include generous parental leave and wage replacement for birthing parents
  • Free catered onsite meals daily
  • Fitness and wellness facilities and programming
  • Regular opportunities to spend social time together like happy hours & team building events - we stop to celebrate our wins
  • Available 401k plan

We are hiring for positions onsite at our office/lab in San Diego, CA – all positions are full time employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. 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.

Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, level of the position, skills, knowledge and experience, internal equity, and alignment with comparable market data.