Over the coming years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy are dramatically changing how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials are transforming the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology are producing sustainable and ethical food. Benchlings mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this reality, and magnify its impact, through modern software.
Every day, scientists around the world use Benchlings applications, platform, & analytics in their efforts to solve humanitys most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the worlds most renowned research institutes.
Benchlings customers use several of our applications including Notebook, Registry, Inventory, Workflows, Lab Automation, Insights and Molecular Biology, along with many more customer specific integrations using our Developer Platform APIs to deeply integrate Benchling in to their business critical scientific research programs. A highly responsive, performant and scalable platform is critical to our mission to Accelerate Innovation on the Life Sciences R&D Cloud. We are looking for an experienced Performance Engineer who will develop and execute a multi-year vision and roadmap to measure and scale our capabilities and culture around performance.
If you are to graduate with your Bachelor's or Master's degree in class of 2021-2022, please consider applying to our Software Engineer, New Graduate position here.
YOU MIGHT WORK ON
Check out our engineering blog for some examples of past work.As a Performance Engineer, you'll play a very important role in the success of our platform and products. You will:
Understand and optimize customers experience with our products and platforms. Develop strategies, capabilities and practices to make performance and responsiveness a competitive differentiation.
Develop short, medium and long term goals with technical strategy and execution roadmaps across product and platform teams. Critically assess risks and the feasibility of estimates.
Shift left on Performance. Design and develop a proactive testing and benchmarking strategy, frameworks and processes integrated with the development and delivery tools and workflows.
Communicate and align on goals and roadmap commitments with stakeholder teams. Set and communicate OKRs to VPs and Department heads.
Architecture & Development:
Be a hands-on architect that will lead by example. Use your skills and experience to create a crucial part of the company's technical infrastructure.
Serve as a subject matter expert on full-stack performance and scalability, across our browser UI, web & async backends and public API.
Develop solutions that enable engineers and teams to establish and monitor performance SLOs for the software functionality they own.
Find inefficiencies and bottlenecks, profile, diagnose and tune end-to-end performance to scale with growth.
Culture & Collaboration:
Promote and contribute to a scalable engineering culture that leverages modern principles of decoupled systems and automated CI/CD/testing/monitoring to drive efficiencies.
Collaborate effectively with a broad range of technical, support and business roles and experience levels to identify and solve for cross-functional customer and business impact.
6+ years experience in software engineering, focusing on performance, scale
2+ years of software engineering experience in systems software or distributed web architecture
Passionate about mentoring other engineers and sharing knowledge across engineering teams
Experience with one or more major SPA frameworks like React, Vue, Angular, Ember, etc.
Hands-on experience with modern full-stack distributed tracing, profiling and APM tools such as Lightstep, NewRelic, DataDog
Experience in tackling problems of load, scale, and optimizations of sophisticated large-scale deployments
Passionate to optimize the performance bottlenecks and improve the product
Experience working in a Platform organization, enabling multiple product teams is a plus
Experience supporting a multi-tenant enterprise SaaS environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Strong ability to run effective meetings and present to internal and external audiences, senior leaders, conferences, and industry leaders
Apply for our Summer 2022 software engineering internship program here.
For new grads, class of 2021-2022, who are seeking a full time position after graduation, please apply to our Software Engineer, New Graduate position here.
Benchling welcomes everyone. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity and inclusion by broadening our ways of problem-solving for future challenges. Even if you don't meet 100% of the qualifications for this job, we strongly encourage you to apply.
- Admit mistakes and shortcomings
- Deliver results
- Disagree and commit
- Obsess over customers
- Rely on work ethic
- Show empathy
- Recruit and develop the best
- Sweat the details
- Think and communicate clearly
- Unite around the mission
PERKS AND BENEFITS
- Work with a talented yet humble team
- Competitive compensation & equity package
- Weekly virtual social events, and annual company retreats
- 401k, Medical, dental, and vision insurance (US Employees Only)
- Monthly health & wellness stipend (Currently US Employees Only)
- Yearly educational stipend (Currently US Employees Only)
- Flexible & Generous Vacation Policy: If you feel you need a break, you can talk directly with your manager to find coverage and support while you are out of the office. Need time off to vote? We've got you covered.
- Quarterly company-wide mental health days off
- Holiday Shut-down: company-wide holiday shut-down between Christmas Eve and New Years
- Major US and EMEA holidays observed
- To support remote work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Benchling provides each employee a one-time stipend of $1,000(USD) upon commencing employment, and additional discounted employee purchase plans for home-office equipment.
In following best practices and safety protocols, all Benchling employees are expected to work remotely until we are further advised that it is safe for employees to resume work in their respective office locations.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity 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. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.