Director Of Software Engineering Position

Day Zero Diagnostics is a machine learning based genomics start-up in Boston that is seeking to recruit a highly motivated lead software engineer to join our team. At Day Zero Diagnostics we are modernizing the way infectious diseases are diagnosed and treated by developing a rapid diagnostic that sequences the genomes of pathogenic bacteria, and then uses machine learning methods to identify the cause of the clinical infection. We value intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic.

Candidates will work in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced start-up environment, and will have ample opportunities to acquire new skills, work closely with an accomplished team, and communicate results through patents, conference presentations, and peer-reviewed publications while working in a supportive and energetic environment.


The applicant will lead a small software engineering group and hold responsibility for development and maintenance of system architecture. The position will require both hands-on engineering and team-leadership. Tasks include:

  • Design cloud infrastructure and pipeline management for storing, processing, and analyzing large volumes of genomic data
  • Lead development of architecture for enabling cloud-deployment of machine learning methods
  • Lead development of customer-oriented front-end apps and genomic services
  • Database architecture and maintenance
  • DevOps maintenance
  • Manage and grow a small group of software engineers
  • Ensure adoption of engineering standards: organization, testing, documentation
  • Work closely within the group and with outside collaborators
  • Maintain close communications with the team regarding progress


  • BS/BA in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5-10 years of experience, with 3+ years experience leading software teams
  • Experience architecting and building out infrastructure in cloud services
  • Experience deploying scalable pipelines in Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud/Azure/AWS
  • Fluency in Python, C, Linux, and git
  • SQL and database design experience
  • TensorFlow, GPU, and bioinformatics experience helpful but not necessary
  • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to occasionally work evenings or weekends

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