Full Stack Software Engineer at Science Exchange
Palo Alto, CA, US / Wellington, NZ / San Francisco, CA, US
We are a small team working to improve the quality and efficiency of scientific research. We are well funded and fast growing. As part of our team you'll have a big impact on our mission from the moment you start. You will be joining passionate and talented folks who have great fun working together.



Our Engineering Team

We are a group of builders from diverse backgrounds. Our work style is supportive and collaborative.



Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive competitive salary, full benefits and other perks, which you can read about on our main jobs page.

Role & Responsibilities



Develop new features for our main application, the Science Exchange marketplace (a Ruby on Rails app).

Contribute to internal tools that help us scale our processes as we grow.

Share the responsibility for keeping our codebase robust and pleasant to work with.

Build sites and tools to support our validation-related projects, such as the Reproducibility Initiative.

Collaborate to plan work, do code reviews, and improve our practices and processes.

Participate in recruiting and interviewing.

Have fun learning with us as we grow and change the scientific collaboration landscape.

This position has a backend or full-stack orientation.

Qualities & Qualifications



Proficient with the fundamentals of programming, especially as they apply to web development.

Familiar with modern web development technologies and paradigms.

A strong learner, with the capacity to grow and adapt.

A good communicator and collaborator.

Passionate about building useful things.

Keyword Soup



Web development frameworks, like Django or Ruby on Rails.

Front-end frameworks, such as Ember.js, Angular.js or Node.js.

The Ruby programming language (our current language of choice).

Databases, especially SQL and its feeding and care.

Building beautiful, dynamic web-pages with CSS and JavaScript.

Interest or experience with scientific research.

We are a fast-growing company on a mission to enable breakthrough scientific research. We connect researchers and service providers through our online marketplace and hands-on concierge service, and promote scientific collaboration that will help improve the quality and efficiency of research. Our headquarters are in Palo Alto, California, but we are a truly global company with employees all over the U.S., Europe and Asia/Pacific. Our talented and passionate team includes developers, designers, marketers, and scientists that are charged with bringing intellectual rigor and creativity to every decision we make. We have a radically candid culture in which we hold each other to high expectations. Ready to join us?



Science Exchange is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.