Software Engineer, instrumentation for genetic analysis

Job Location
depending on qualifications
Job Description

The company currently has an open position for a full-time software engineer to work on various projects related to development of our instrument systems. This is rare opportunity to play an important role in the development of a cutting-edge technology, and to collaborate with a dynamic start-up team. 

 Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced R&D environment. He/she should be confident working both individually and in project teams, and have a strong background in developing software, ideally in the scientific instrumentation space. The successful candidate will work directly with a small team of molecular biologists, engineers and data scientists, as well as external collaborators.

 Job Activities.   The successful candidate will become a key early member of our software and data analytics team, building a suite of new software tools for data acquisition and data analysis, both for current instrument prototypes and future instrument systems.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Master's Degree or equivalent experience in the field of software engineering, ideally with knowledge of software development for scientific instrumentation platforms.
  • Expert in C++ and ideally python.
  • Knowledgeable about multithread programming (Boost, Thread, OpenMP, ...).
  • Demonstrated expertise with software development practices – self-documenting code, unit-testing, source control, bug tracking, continuous integration.
  • Knowledge of software design and architecture (MVC, UML …)
  • Good communication skills in English.
  • Experience with Linux and windows-based computers systems and networks.


Desirable Qualifications & Experience

  • Previous experiences in developing biotech/medical instrumentation in regulated environments
  • Familiarity with molecular biology and/or biochemistry, particularly in the context of integration with instrument development
  • Some knowledge of using web frameworks (Symfony, Flask)
About Our Organization

Depixus (previously PicoSeq) is a dynamic young company based in Paris, France. We are commercializing a highly innovative platform for genetic and epigenetic analysis, originally developed in the lab of Dr. Vincent Croquette and his colleagues at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris. The potential of this exciting technology has been recognized through the award of numerous grants and prizes for innovation at both national and international levels, including grants from the EU’s Eurostars and Horizon2020 programs and France’s prestigious Concours Mondial d’Innovation (Worldwide Innovation Competition). Depixus offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge science in a relaxed work atmosphere, as well as the possibility to acquire equity in the company through participation in an employee share-incentive scheme. You can read more about Depixus on our website (

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