Senior Software Engineer (Quality Platform), LondonIsomorphic Labs

London 02-08-2023

Senior Software Engineer (Quality Platform), London or Lausanne

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

As a founding member of the Quality Platform team, you will own and develop testing frameworks and tooling. Your work will help enable the wider organisation to run their own high quality tests and benefit from testing insights. You will collaborate with leading ML researchers, scientists, and engineers to help them do their most performant and trusted work. You will be a key contributor to organisational engineering quality and standards.

What you will do

  • Create high quality testing frameworks and tooling across domain spaces in engineering and research via your own clean code.
  • Work collaboratively with engineers/researchers across the organisation to align on standards in regards to quality.
  • Assist with the development of individual tests as is helpful to teams.
  • Communicate engineering/research quality insights and metrics across the organisation.
  • Develop tooling to proactively identify concerns before they reach the hands of users.

Skills and qualifications


  • Either a degree in Computer Science, Information Science or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience creating and maintaining both individual tests and testing frameworks
  • Strong backend coding skills as well as a proficiency in engineering architecture and design
  • Experience building automation frameworks and/or test infrastructure from scratch, writing and running test scripts in continuous integration manner (CI/CD), and summarising results in the context of the system as a whole
  • Experience developing comprehensive test plans, thorough test protocols, and delivering test reports based on the continuous automated and manual testing signal of the large multi-component software systems
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills, with meticulous attention to detail that extends beyond written and verbal communication
  • At least five years industry work experience as a software engineer in test
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high quality testing project impact
  • Experience working both independently and as a part of a team environment

Nice to have

  • Experience working with scientific tests and in drug discovery
  • Familiarity with the Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments and efficiently working on multiple products simultaneously as test lead or the only test engineer on a complete software system


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 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).  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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