Volta Labs, Inc. is hiring a

Staff/Principal Software Engineer, Instrument Software

Boston, United States
Volta Labs is building a suite of genomics applications for our first-of-its-kind digital fluidics sample prep automation platform. Our technology will remove the need for laborious sample setup, provide a technology-agnostic suite, and shorten sample processing time from hours to seconds. We believe our tech is the next step in unlocking the hospital of the future and will accelerate medical research by decades.

You'll join a team of innovative thinkers who love to experiment, collaborate, and win together. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of automation, biology, computing, robotics, design, and user experience to benefit our customers and the world.

The Principal Engineer for Instrument Software will report into the CEO, and will be the primary architect and driver of a Python-based Instrument control software for our Instrument’s automation platform. This is a new role that will act as a Technical Lead rather than a People Manager, and is perfect for a seasoned software engineer who wants technical ownership of a complex product. 

Day To Day and Year 1:
- Our team splits their time on average 30% in meetings like standups, strategy sessions, and brainstorms, and 70% hands-on work, be it coding, testing and debugging, or code reviews.
- Partner with the Application Development team to outline requirements for new processes to build into Callisto for various lab materials and chemical properties
- Design, develop, and implement code for the new processes, then iterate with the biologists to ensure successful functionality on Callisto
- Identify new data points to capture for performance measurement, maintain data accuracy, and continuously improve outcomes in a data-driven way

Within 3 months you’ll… have completed onboarding, ramped into the code base and fully understand our product and opportunity. You should be providing mentorship, code review, and technical influence to the junior team. You’ll collaborate with senior leadership to outline the immediate priorities for Callisto software development, and start executing on them.

By 6 months you’ll… Craft the 12mo roadmap for Callisto capabilities with the biology team, and be actively supporting architectural decisions and technical conversations at a strategic level. Support and development of the junior engineering team members is an ongoing constant to anticipate.

At 12+ months you’ll… Be participating in hiring decisions, onboarding junior engineers, and shipping multiple new chemical process capabilities to Callisto’s software

Your Experience:
Volta sits at the crossroads of biology, robotics, and engineering. To be successful in this role, you should have accomplished the below and be confident in owning each area on our team:

- Designed, launched, and executed on a software development roadmap to balance elements of team bandwidth, client needs, and market opportunity.
- Deep understanding of modern Python capabilities, and a desire to be hands-on writing code for the next 12 months at minimum as a technical lead
- Successful growth of an engineering team by participating as a Hiring Manager or Lead Interviewer; awareness of how to hire for trajectory and impact 
- Acting as a technical and cultural leader for a team that is actively growing, learning, and looking for mentorship and direction

This is a full-time position that requires a significant amount of in-person work and collaboration onsite at our Seaport Office in Boston, MA. If you are unable to relocate or commute to the Boston MA area, this role won't be a match.

Our Benefits and Perks:

Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
HSA with monthly company contribution, & FSA
Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
11 Paid Holidays
Twice Weekly Company Lunches, office snacks, beverages, & treats
Monthly Team Happy Hours and regular team outings!

We are an equal opportunity employer and foster diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and we actively seek out and value diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself positively contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!
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