Practichem is hiring a

Software Architect

Raleigh, United States

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Practichem is disrupting biotech instruments to accelerate cures to the world’s toughest diseases. We create physical devices and the associated software. Like any modern app, our instruments must be intuitive. Arista protein purification instruments are collaborative. People can iterate off each other to speed development of every vaccine and antibody.

The role

As Software Architect, you own the architecture and design that enables Arista biotech lab instruments to work in unison. Your multidisciplinary team contributes cross-functionally to areas including hardware, firmware, deployment, and security.

You are a great communicator, an inspiring leader, and you understand the economics and pressures of new product development.

You have experience as a full stack architect, building secure and scalable applications. You will develop full stack systems for real time instrument data streams, manipulation of measurement data across prototype and production fleets. You will improve services to allow Practichem’s engineering organization to develop, validate, and iterate more quickly. 

You consider your work to be more than an economic transaction. You think as an owner, finding purpose in contributing to our goals. You are curious and practical. You will challenge and be challenged. You will create and innovate. While you’ll be handed an intensely clear direction and goal, the implementation decisions will be up to you. Self confident people excel in this environment.


  • Participate in next generation feature development, system architecture definition, and end-to-end implementation from early prototype to full production release.
  • Lead overall architectural principles, frameworks, and standards.
  • Make daily technical contributions to projects.
  • Collaborate with a team of experienced developers to implement architectural improvements for faster design cycle iterations.

Experience and skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ years experience in software engineering
  • 5+ years experience in a software architect role
  • Inspiring leader
  • Mastery of UML, ability to diagram complex architectures
  • Experience with containerization
  • AWS experience (ECS/EB/S3/IAM)
  • Analytical thinker; organized & meticulous
  • Congenial, clear communicator
  • Scientific background is a major plus

Tech stack and tools

  • Vue.2.0 single page web application, Vuetify, Vuex
  • JavaScript / TypeScript
  • Java / Kotlin
  • Python
  • REST APIs and Websockets
  • Spring Framework, Spring Boot
  • Graphical presentation (D3.js)
  • Gradle

About Practichem

Practichem is a mature company, run by successful serial entrepreneurs and experienced advisors. We are well underway on what was a moonshot project. Our team is filled with subject matter experts, having learned hard lessons through years of experience. We are well underway, disrupting an important domain in an organized and structured way. We are flat, lean, and focused on results, and we always will be. Managers are contributors with extra responsibilities. We trust our team to make decisions and take actions to get results, then we measure the results. Our success directly translates to your success through compensation, exposure to interesting problems, benefits, sharing, and rapid advancement.

What we offer

  • Competitive compensation.
  • We support some percentage of remote work
  • You'll work alongside accomplished engineers, scientists, and other thinkers. You’ll be challenged to think and communicate clearly.
  • Choose a Mac or a PC. You can run Windows or a Linux distro.
  • Join Practichem and get $500 in cozy cash to set up your workspace how you want. Buy a super duper mouse, a spongy wrist thingy, a special chair, plant, mood ring, or maybe a Maneki-neko?

Final word - fun

Make sure you’re having fun, finding your work rewarding. Make new friends, push yourself in new ways, and get exposed to new things. If you aren’t having fun at some level, you’ll be unhappy. We want you to love what you’re doing.

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