Vium is hiring a

Data Engineer

About Us:

Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data. The platform improves the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research so that it is more predictive of how drugs perform in humans. The result is that better therapies get moved more quickly to patients who need them. Founded in 2013, we have a proven product, an awesome team, happy clients, smart investors and advisors, and plans to double in 2016 and beyond. Want to use your experience to help save lives? Here’s the chance for you to make this a reality. 

The Role:

We’ve scaled fast and this data engineering role is a critical addition to our team. Along side talented engineers you will work up and down our stack to ensure our data platform is predictable, reliable and highly performant.  In this role you will have the opportunity to explore and enhance our core platform,  building tools, frameworks, and solving real world data problems.   This is a unique opportunity not only to build highly scalable systems, but to work on a platform that brings together big data, advanced electronics, and the power of the cloud computing

Meaningful Things You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with experts across data science and software engineering to ensure our data platform is of this highest quality.
  • Help drive the next evolution of our platform to ensure we can scale through our post launch growth phase.
  • Build new tools and frameworks that drive data lifecycle management across our systems.

Education and Experience: 

  • 5+ years experience building backend services in Python
  • Solid background in relational database technologies, Postgres is preferred
  • 2+ years of  hands on experience with with Cassandra or another NoSQL database
  • 2+ yeas experience with AWS and critical services such as S3, RDS, SQS, etc.
  • Experience working in production environments directly with customer data
  • A passion for building tools, and the ability to test them well
  • Experience with Docker, GitHub and other modern technology components  
  • Experience with CircleCI or Travis
  • Familiarity with Raspberry Pi
Bonus points for:
  • Experience EMR or other MapReduce frameworks. 
  • Strong background in multi threading and parallel processing models.
  • Background in performance testing and metrics gathering. 

More About Our Culture:

We’re a group of talented individuals across multiple disciplines, coming together to deliver great engineering!


  • Say what we’ll do and then do it.  As a small team, we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in a short time.
  • Are technical polymaths.  If it’s technical, we either know about it or want to learn about it.
  • Have a wide range of interests, which is why we’re in this company in the first place.
  • Work in the office as much as is necessary, but are focused on results more than hours-in-a-chair-at-the-office.
  • Are focused on making serious progress while acknowledging and paying for technical debt.

What We Offer:

  • Good salaries and good benefits. Who doesn’t want that?
  • Stock options
  • Catered lunch most days and fully stocked kitchen
  • Flexible work hours and Friday demo days/happy hours
  • Relaxed office in San Mateo and flexible work hours
  • Company offsites and retreats including a whole week in the summer when we close up shop and go on vacation  

Our corporate office is in San Mateo and the remote-controlled lab is in the South Bay.