Software Engineer (Nextflow)

London (UK) / 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

As a Software Engineer, you will join the core development team behind Nextflow, the worldwide successful open-source workflow orchestrator chosen by hundreds of thousands of scientists to deploy their data-driven pipelines in a modern, reproducible and collaborative manner.

You will contribute to the ongoing evolution of the cutting-edge runtime and domain-specific language of Nextflow, working in a close-knit team of passionate and experienced professionals. You will have the opportunity to engage with other teams across Seqera beyond engineering, with customers and with the broader open source community around Nextflow, to discuss requirements and ideas, address challenges through innovative solutions, and ultimately leave your mark in delivering Nextflow’s next breakthrough features.

Note: We and we're open to hiring you in London (UK) or Barcelona (Spain).

What You'll Do

  • Design and implement new functionalities in the Nextflow runtime and language.

  • Maintain and develop integrations with a rich ecosystem of internal and 3rd party components, including the Seqera Platform.

  • Gather and critically discuss requirements within the Nextflow team and in coordination with the product team, customers and the wider Nextflow open-source community.

  • Address requests and feedback from users and pipeline developers across the community, through software solutions and promotion of best practices.

  • Grow and apply your working knowledge of software tools in scientific computing, including high-performance computing and cloud platforms.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends in modern software engineering and cloud technologies, and experiment their application into Nextflow.

About you

  • Experience in the design and development of software in the context of scientific and high-performance computing.

  • Experience in an object-oriented programming language, preferably (but not limited to) Java and Groovy.

  • Experience working on complex modular/multi-component software projects.

  • Familiarity with Git version control system and related ecosystem.

  • A problem-solving attitude, with demonstrated ability to formulate, test and critically evaluate solutions to challenging problems (ideally in software development).

  • A proactive growth attitude, with demonstrated ability to research and apply innovative technologies to solve challenges.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in developing/using Nextflow or other workflow orchestration engines.

  • Background or experience in bioinformatics, life/health sciences, AI/ML, or other data-intensive domains.

  • Experience with one or more of these software technologies: containers, package managers, filesystems, object storage and parallel computing.

  • Experience in deployments on public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, ..).

  • Experience in designing domain-specific languages.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to 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 anyways. 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.