Vium is hiring a

Senior Software 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 Senior engineering role is a critical addition to our development team. Alongside talented engineers you will work up and down our stack shipping code at a rapid pace. 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:

  • Design and deliver applications and services that will be the cornerstone of our public launch.
  • Collaborate with experts across data science, computer vision, and software engineering.
  • Help drive the next evolution of our platform while building a strong engineering culture.

Education and Experience: 

  • 3+ years experience building systems in Python, Django, or Flask.
  • A Strong desire to write elegant code and tackle difficult problems.
  • Experience delivering scalable service based architectures.
  • Strong background in relational database technologies, Postgres is preferred.
  • A passion for automation and test driven development.
  • The desire to innovate across our entire software and hardware stack.
  • Experience with Cassandra or another NoSQL database.
  • Expertise developing in Javascript with AngularJS.
  • Working in large scale AWS environments.
  • Background with container technologies such as Docker or LXC.  

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.