Employment status: Full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package
At Concerto Biosciences, we are obsessed with microbes. We dream of a healthier world where microbial ecology enables advanced medicines and environmentally-conscious agricultural practices, and that starts by finding the right microbes for the job. Using a technology called kChip, we rapidly identify the most promising microbes, prebiotics, and postbiotics for development into new products by constructing and observing millions of microbe combinations in parallel to assess the behavior of each community. In our first endeavor, Concerto constructed >6 million communities of skin-dwelling microbes to discover an ensemble of bacteria to alleviate eczema—a chronic, irritating, and psychologically stressful skin disease that affects over two hundred million people. We have since initiated discovery projects in vaginal health, gut health, and agriculture. In partnership with a diverse array of biotech and biopharma companies, Concerto aims to unleash a new era of microbial research and a host of microbe-based products.
We believe the best human communities, much like microbial communities, are diverse—composed of individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, genders, and beliefs. We are committed to building a company where you belong and where your voice is heard.
As a Software Engineer specializing in Image Processing at Concerto, you will be responsible for processing experimental image data from our lab and extracting meaningful signals from the millions of microbial communities pictured within them, as they grow and change over time. This role will include optimization and improvements to the current analysis process, bug fixes and feature additions to the pipeline, and new algorithm design to extract diverse signals and image features as novel imaging strategies are developed in the lab. In support of new development, one aspect of your work will involve collaborating with engineering leadership and laboratory scientists to ensure your methods capture biological significance of the data, as you will play a crucial role between laboratory and data science. Beyond algorithm development, you will have opportunities to work with other members of our software team on any additional areas of interest to support the development of our broader data infrastructure, including visualization and debugging methods to assess algorithm performance, cloud deployment methods, and data storage and API design.
Experience with every individual aspect of our data pipeline, including the upstream biology, is not required. However, a solid grasp of standard software development practices and a willingness to jump in and get up to speed quickly are essential. At its core, this role is about creative problem-solving, algorithm design, and producing high-quality, production-ready Python code. Finally, as an early member of Concerto’s expanding team, you’ll play a critical role in developing Concerto’s culture and translating core values into practice.