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Founding Full Stack Engineer



Software Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023
About Ontologic

Researchers collect more complex data than ever before, but their analysis software is not keeping pace, holding back innovation. At Ontologic, we’re building a platform to transform the way researchers collaborate around code and interact with data. We streamline the process of reusing code to make data analysis more reproducible and interoperable in this age of siloed science. Our mission is to make science what it should be, a field where researchers can efficiently build upon the work that came before them to create the best possible future.

About The Role

We're looking for a creative and self-driven full stack software engineer to join our team as one of two first hires. This person will own the front end development of our platform, but also work on other parts of the product when needed. They will work collaboratively with our founding team, contributing to decisions about the business and product. As we scale, this person may transition to a leadership role that matches their strengths and career goals.

  • 5+ years of full time experience, preferably in a startup environment
  • Strong generalist engineering skill, willingness to learn/focus on front end
  • Played large role in building and shipping a product from scratch
  • Takes initiative with self-teaching, works well on teams, is a great communicator, comfortable with giving and taking constructive feedback, can bring transformative perspective
Nice but not necessary
  • Experience with elements in our tech stack: Flutter, AWS, Firebase.
  • Experience with/an eye for visual design
  • Nerding out about science/philosophy of science, open source projects, pharma/biotech
  • Compensation: $100k-$150k base salary, 0.25%-1.5% equity
  • Health insurance, dental, vision
  • Flexible work schedule & funds available for relocation or equipment
  • Benefits are flexible, depending on the needs of a great candidate. Tell us what you need!

We consider our team to be one of the strongest parts of our business, so here's a bit about us:

We work the hardest when we're passionate about what we're doing and feel good about the people we're doing it with. We do our best to have the hard conversations early and often, so issues with the product and our process as a team don't fester. We care about each other as people, and know we'll do our best work when our basic needs are well taken care of. We enjoy terrible puns, making fun of each other (affectionately), and a good sun nap. We're excited for what you'll bring to the team dynamic!

Please apply here: https://www.ontologic.ly/career/founding-software-engineer