Hybrid work from Paris:

  • 🇫🇷 France

Senior Python Engineer

About Aqemia

AQEMIA is a next-gen techbio generating one of the world's fastest-growing drug discovery pipelines. Our mission is to design fast many innovative drug candidates for critical diseases. Our differentiation lies in our unique quantum and statistical mechanics algorithms to power a generative artificial intelligence designing novel drug candidates, without the need to train on experimental data. We already delivered several drug discovery successes in the internal pipeline as well as in collaboration with Pharma companies - most advanced programs being currently in vivo optimization.

About the team you’ll join

As a Software Engineer, you will join one of Aqemia's Engineering Team and contribute to design and build modern, reliable and scalable backends running complex biochemical simulations.

Your role as a senior software engineer at Aqemia :

* Design, build and evolve reliable and scalable services running biochemical algorithms
* Operate as a Technical Leader within an engineering team
* Contribute to engineering teams architecture and stack decisions process
* Be the go-to person, within your team software/backend design topics
* Contribute to define and set good coding practices within the engineering team

The competencies we are looking for :

* 5+ years of experience as a software engineer within an engineering organisation of 20+ engineers
* Knowledge of Cloud infrastructure and products (AWS, other cloud experience is a plus)
* You are experienced finding the right balance between quality and fast iterations
* Experience leading and delivering technical projects from start to finish
* You know how to interact with technical stakeholders
* Proficient in at least one object-oriented language, python is a plus
* Knowledge of Kubernetes
* Experience in designing and architecting complex software
* DevOps knowledge would be appreciated

Preferred mindset

* You are eager to play an active role in contributing to Aqemia’s strategy to develop drugs for patients.
* You are anxious to bring your wealth of knowledge and skills to the table to inspire and coach brilliant people from diverse backgrounds.
* You are keen to solve tough problems on issues that truly matter, with a proactive and a can-do attitude.
* You thrive on working collaboratively in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment that keeps everyone on track.

Our recruitment process :

* 1 - Hiring Manager’s interview: you’ll meet directly with your future manager Zeïd (1h, visio call)
* 2 - Technical assessment of your skills: live coding exercise in Python (45min, visio call)
* 3 - Technical assessment of your skills: system design collaborative exercise, plus a tour of our offices (1h, in office)
* 4 - Cultural fit interview with our co-founder and COO Emmanuelle (45min)
* 5 - Final interview with our co-founder and CEO Maximilien (45min)

About us

We work for a mission: joining us means having your own impact on changing the way drugs are discovered, and helping to shape the direction of our fast-growing company and team.

🚀 Mission-Driven: We want to find many drugs and change drug discovery paradigm

💊 Fast-growing drug discovery pipe and proofs: Internal pipeline with multiple programs against cancer for now, most advanced ones currently in vivo proof of concept/ patent stage + Collaborations with several top Pharma companies such as Sanofi, J&J (...) incl. 140M$ deal with Sanofi

👥 Interdisciplinary world-Class team: built a team of 60 top tier people at the crossroads of tech and life sciences

👤 Experienced Founders: 15+ years experience including resp. leading research at ENS, Oxford, Cambridge and career in strategy con>sulting at BCG.

💫 DeepTech Innovators: Part of the French Tech 120 and France 2030, spinoff of Ecole Normale Superieure and CNRS

🏢 Prime Location: Paris (1 Bd Pasteur) with 2 days of remote per week.

🌎 International environment: Our working language is English. We offer a relocation package for those who wish to join us in France, which includes assistance in finding an apartment, help with all administrative tasks, and optional French lessons.

💸 Fundraising : $60M with European tech/deeptech funds - Elaia Partners (French leader deeptech VC), Eurazeo (largest European investment fund), Bpifrance Large Venture (largest French fund and fund of funds) and Wendel (PE tech fund).