Director, Head of Software Engineering

About TandemAI

TandemAI is an advanced technology company dedicated to reinventing drug discovery infrastructure. We integrate proprietary AI-driven, high-performance computation with its efficient, large-scale in-house wet lab operations to deliver a turnkey drug discovery solution.

About the Role

The Head of Software Engineering will lead the strategy and design of an efficient and state-of-the-art scientific software infrastructure for accelerating drug discovery.

You will:

  • Collaborate closely with a multidisciplinary team of computational and medicinal chemists, data engineers, biophysicists, and biologists to write clean, robust code for a world-class computational drug discovery platform
  • Design high level product specifications and design software architectures for first-in-class computational scientific workflows
  • Ensure long-term maintainability and consistent performance of deployed software tools

Build a world-class software engineering team and set a high standard for internal software development


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related quantitative field with 10+ years relevant experience (or PhD in one of these field with 8-10+ years of relevant experience)
  • Proven experience building efficient scientific software and supervising the entire software development lifecycle
  • Expertise in programming language(s) like Python and C/C++
  • Demonstrated leadership experience as manager of a team
  • Familiarity with machine learning, physics-based simulation, scientific workflow management, and high performance data-parallel computing on multicore and GPU architectures
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to explain complex ideas to non-specialists
  • Experience with computer-aided drug design and cheminformatics a plus, but not required

At TandemAI, we are committed to building a world-class team whose culture is founded on collaboration, intellectual curiosity, trust, and respect. We firmly believe that our exceptional staff will be the key to our success and are committed to high standards and rigorous science. Because of this, we are prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare, a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, and a flexible work schedule.

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