Senior Software Engineer

Barcelona (Spain) / Engineering / FullTime

Seqera exists to make complex scientific data analysis accessible at any scale. Empowering scientists with modern software engineering for data analysis

We provide software for scientists solving today's most complex and important challenges from pioneering innovative therapeutics to unveiling the secrets of our universe. The journey began a decade ago with Nextflow — open software that helps over 100,000 global scientists analyze and process data, with more power and flexibility than ever before.

Today, Seqera consolidates fragmented data and diverse computing resources into a unified platform. Our modern biotech stack is trusted by over 150 leading life sciences organizations. Empowered with modern software engineering, organizations conduct science faster, on larger datasets, and with more confidence. Seqera accelerates discoveries in an open world.

Would you like to be a part of a company with a bigger purpose and make it successful with your own ideas? If yes, keep reading!

About the role

We are seeking a versatile Senior Software Engineer for our “Seqera Platform” team: a customer-facing product delivered both as a cloud and an on-premises solution that enables scientists to solve complex problems in biotech with modern tools at their fingertips and also provides administrators and collaborators the access they need to scientific research. The ideal candidate is passionate about addressing a wide range of technical challenges—not just frontend or backend, but also complex problems involving infrastructure, distributed programming, containerization, cloud architectures, and integrations.

Working on the Seqera Platform is an exciting opportunity to learn and work with a diverse range of technologies. We are committed to building a process where we can deliver high-quality products and iterate fast, which requires us to develop solid engineering practices that include end-to-end testing, observability frameworks, deployment standards, automation, and operational excellence processes.

What You'll Do

  • Design, implement, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code across our full software stack.

  • Engage extensively with your product team and cross-functionally, interpreting and integrating customer feedback into the development cycle to ensure our products not only meet but exceed user expectations.

  • Collaborate with fellow engineers on building engineering best practices, improving processes, documentation, and onboarding artifacts.

  • Help with hiring and onboarding,  identify and prioritize the technical roadmap items to generate a valuable impact on the engineering culture at Seqera.

  • Rapidly iterate on MVP-stage features and products while keeping an eye towards extracting learnings to inform our long-term platform roadmap

  • Promote technical best practices with teammates and serve as a design partner to both senior and junior colleagues

  • Flex your engineering capabilities outside of your comfort zone when necessary and be unafraid to work on unfamiliar problems and with new technologies

About you

  • You're a software engineer with experience developing robust and scalable solutions. You're passionate about solving real-world problems with proven technologies and building elegant, scalable systems. You write simple, sophisticated, well-structured and well-tested code that drives new features and improvements.

  • You have worked in a collaborative agile environment through the whole application lifecycle using languages like Java and Groovy, as well as backend and frontend frameworks like Micronaut, Angular, Rails, React, Spring, Flask etc.  Expertise in Java is a solid plus; in its absence, experience in similar languages and the ability to learn rapidly is important.

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity - you’re able to quickly develop hypotheses with limited information and have a demonstrated ability to learn complex concepts quickly. You drive tasks independently, while proactively reaching out for help and additional resources when needed to keep yourself unblocked.

  • You have built strong foundational knowledge in software engineering with experience in both front-end and back-end development: confident and proficient in implementing efficient algorithms, using best practices in coding standards, and adhering to security measures to protect data integrity and prevent vulnerabilities.

  • Experience with cloud architectures and cloud application deployments, having worked with at least one major cloud provider ( such as AWS)  and built distributed architecture on top of its service offering.

  • Nice to Have: Familiarity with container technologies and orchestration solutions such as Kubernetes and/or Docker Compose.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of HPC and Batch solutions both on-premise and in the cloud (AWS Batch, Google Batch, and/or Azure Batch)

  • Experience with Angular.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Seqera, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

What will you find working at Seqera?

  • Flexible working hours and remote-friendly culture.

  • International working environment with more than 25 nationalities.

  • Passionate & talented team.

  • Continuous skills development.

  • Team retreats and bonding activities.

  • A culture where your opinion is valued and your decisions have a real impact on the industry.

  • Excitement of a fast-growing startup in a constantly changing environment.

Great benefits

  • Time off: holidays under the local legislation + 3 days given by Seqera in December of 2024, and the national/public holidays according to your location.

  • Equity

  • Private health insurance

  • Private life insurance

  • Home office allowance (valued over 1,000 USD)

  • Subscription to Oliva, Mental Health App

  • Learning and development budget per year (1,000 USD)

You should know

Seqera is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. However you identify or whatever your journey to this point, we welcome all candidates to apply for the position that inspires them. Come join us and help us build a global company that everyone is proud to be part of.

As we scale, we constantly improve our in-office and WFH environments and learn to help everyone have the best setup for our company's success and your personal development while always keeping the human touch in every aspect of our lives.

Why join us?

By learning from and with each other, we ensure our ability to drive innovation and make better decisions toward our mission. Most importantly, our culture provides a genuinely fun, inclusive, and challenging environment that will allow you to grow while making a huge difference in human health and beyond.