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Senior Software Engineer (Seattle)



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Vilya is a computational biotechnology company creating a novel class of medicines to precisely target disease biology. We believe computational approaches are an integral, if not foundational, component of drug discovery and development. Our platform is built on ground-breaking research in advanced computational approaches and taps into uncharted chemical space to design new molecular structures not found in nature.

Our molecules open the door to a brand-new class of medicine with enhanced drug-like properties. We are harnessing the power of our platform to go after previously impossible targets in an array of indications. Vilya’s ultimate goal is to solve some of the most challenging unmet medical needs that exist today.

Our Vision: Harness a revolution in technology and biology to better human health

Our Mission: Build an independent, leading biotech company founded on intelligent drug design to cure the incurable

We think from atoms to bits – and everywhere in between; now, we are seeking a highly-motivated, creative, and knowledgeable Senior Software Development Engineer to help us build a highly-scalable computational drug discovery platform.


  • Collaborate with, communicate with, and support the computational scientists at Vilya to help build a world-class computational macrocycle drug discovery pipeline.
  • Design, implement, optimize, and maintain various distributed computational workloads, using algorithms based on machine learning, physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Participate in the development and enhancement of our software platform to ensure that our codebase is reliable, efficient, secure, and scalable.


  • Understanding of general software development best practices (including git, containers, testing, cloud computing, etc.)
  • Proficiency in software performance optimization with respect to hardware (CPU, GPU, memory, storage, networks) and cloud architecture
  • Experience with Python scientific computing tools (e.g. numpy, pandas, pytorch, etc.)
  • Experience with data visualization, process monitoring, and automation
  • Experience working within Linux environments
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a team of diverse backgrounds
  • 4+ years of experience in software development
  • B.S. in computer science (or equivalent industry experience)


Experience/interest in one or more of the following:

  • High-performance computing
  • Machine learning
  • Optimizing algorithm and data structure performance
  • Optimizing database performance in big data and machine learning contexts
  • Deployment of deep learning models, especially at large scales in distributed settings


  • Opportunity to work in a disruptive startup with a talented, experienced, and growing team of dedicated individuals
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching for contributions
  • Stock options
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Open, flexible vacation policy
  • Support to attend professional conferences that are meaningful to your career growth
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Salary Range : $140,000 – $195,000