Senior Full Stack Software Engineer [SciApps], London Isomorphic Labs

London 22-05-2024

Who We Are

Isomorphic Labs is a new Alphabet company that is reimagining drug discovery through a computational- and AI-first approach.

We are on a mission to accelerate the speed, increase the efficacy and lower the cost of drug discovery. You'll be working at the cutting edge of the new era of 'digital biology' to deliver a transformative social impact for the benefit of millions of people. 

Come and be part of a multi-disciplinary team driving groundbreaking innovation and play a meaningful role in contributing towards us achieving our ambitious goals, while being a part of an inspiring, collaborative and entrepreneurial culture.

Your impact 

We are looking for an experienced technical lead, to develop one of our mission-critical internal products.

You will lead development on a scientific data management tool that helps our scientists to ingest and visualise all projects' experimental results and validate ML predictions.

You will be working in a highly creative, iterative environment, alongside engineers, scientists and ML researchers to develop a world-class product, with collaboration across both our London and Lausanne offices.

We’re still at a relatively early stage in our journey, with a level of ambiguity as we continuously learn from each other, so you will need to build on your previous experience and show initiative in order to fully carve out your contribution in this newly created role.

What you will do 

  • Design and develop software products to solve real-world scientific user needs.
  • Collaborate with scientific end-users to understand their domain and requirements.
  • Partner with the Product team to design compelling and intuitive user experiences.
  • Architect cloud-native applications, workloads and libraries.
  • Model data in transactional and analytical data stores.
  • Contribute to the design/implementation of web application interfaces.
  • Define and advocate for a technical vision for the product.

Skills and qualifications 


  • Proven experience building web applications and working in rapid iterative environments.
  • Demonstrable experience leading software projects or in a technical leadership role.
  • Proven experience writing production code in a mainstream language, ideally TypeScript or Python.
  • Strong software engineering and design skills, from UI to databases.
  • Knowledge of data storage modelling paradigms and trade-offs.
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure
  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Enthusiasm to learn about chemistry and biology

Nice to have:

  • Hands on experience with Python / Typescript / Postgres / GraphQL / Kubernetes / React
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry / biology
  • Experience developing internal tools
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, ideally with a focus on drug discovery
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform

Culture and values

What does it take to be successful at IsoLabs? It's not about finding people who think and act in the same way, but we do have some shared values:

Thoughtful at Iso is about curiosity, creativity and care. It is about good people doing good, rigorous and future-making science every single day.

Brave at Iso is about fearlessness, but it’s also about initiative and integrity. The scale of the challenge demands nothing less.

Determined at Iso is the way we pursue our goal. It’s a confidence in our hypothesis, as well as the urgency and agility needed to deliver on it. Because disease won’t wait, so neither should we.

In this together
Together at Iso is about connection, collaboration across fields and catalytic relationships. It’s knowing that transformation is a group project, and remembering that what we’re doing will have a real impact on real people everywhere.

Creating an inclusive company

We realise that to be successful we need our teams to reflect and represent the populations we are striving to serve. We’re working to build a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration is encouraged and learning is shared. We value diversity of experience, knowledge, backgrounds and perspectives and harness these qualities to create extraordinary impact. 

We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding) or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Hybrid working

It’s hugely important for us to be able to share knowledge and establish relationships with each other, and we find it easier to do this if we spend time together in person. This is why we’ve decided to follow a hybrid model, and for full time positions we would require you to be able to come into the office 3 days a week (currently Tue, Wed, and one other day depending on which team you’re in). For part time positions this may vary.  As an equal opportunities employer we are committed to building an equal and inclusive team. If you have additional needs that would prevent you from following this hybrid approach, we’d be happy to talk through these if you’re selected for an initial screening call.

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