Citrine Informatics
Silicon Valley
51 - 100 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series B

The future of materials development depends on speed. Developing materials faster will require managing and using data more effectively, which includes consolidating data into a single consistent searchable format, as well as structuring, storing, and using materials data to harness the power of artificial intelligence. Our product combines a consolidated materials repository, the world’s largest materials dataset, and powerful artificial intelligence to accelerate materials discovery.

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Why join us?
  • Being an early engineer at Citrine means you have the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the technology, culture and quality of the engineering organization.

  • Working at Citrine offers the rare opportunity to collaborate with applied scientists at the leading edge of statistical learning theory and application. Here are a few representative peer-reviewed publications describing research done at Citrine in support of the platform’s AI capabilities:

    • Hutchinson, M., Antono, E., Gibbons, B. et al. Overcoming data scarcity with transfer learning. (2017). at https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05099
    • Ling, J., Hutchinson, M., Antono, E. et al. Integr Mater Manuf Innov. High-Dimensional Materials and Process Optimization Using Data-Driven Experimental Design with Well-Calibrated Uncertainty Estimates. (2017). at https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-017-0098-z
  • Citrine is extremely remote-friendly. About 1/3 of our whole team and more than half the engineering team is remote. We strive to continuously improve our remote experience. We also pay the same salaries regardless of where you live in the US.


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Engineering at Citrine Informatics
Engineering team and processes

We hire engineers by discipline - think Frontend, Backend, Infrastructure - and then organizing small project-focused teams to own product epics from inception to delivery. We allow these teams to organize their own sprints, but it's usually a 2 week sprint system.

Every line of code is reviewed by your peers. We have a continuous integration system that builds artifacts, deploys them to a QA environment for manual verification, an automated testing environment for integration testing, and finally to production. Developers are responsible for the operations, performance, deployment and automation of their software.

Technical Challenges
  • Lots of data. We work with data from machines that capture immense amounts of data - so much that there does not exist the storage bandwidth and capacity to write it all to disk in the context of a single measurement. Citrine aims to be the repository for ALL the world's materials data.

  • Cutting-edge user experience. The intersection of advanced machine learning and materials science is unique. There isn't a playbook of common interface patterns to pull from, and we're doing novel work in this space.

  • Data security: Companies can potentially store some of their most important trade secrets in our software, and security is of paramount importance.

Projects you might work on
  • The next-generation interface for empowering scientists with Citrine’s AI, guiding experimental design to accelerate discovery and lead to research breakthroughs.

  • A system for sharing and managing materials data across an enterprise’s researchers, with the goal of fostering collaboration between scientists, reducing experimental waste, and aiding in the management of R&D projects.

  • Complex analysis & visualizations that allow our users to gain deeper insights into their data. Chain together different analysis tools to support complex workflows.

Tech stack
PostgreSQL
DynamoDB
AWS
JVM
JavaScript
React
Scala
Python

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Working at Citrine Informatics

Citrine Informatics’ artificial intelligence technology is changing and accelerating the way materials and products are developed and as a result, the environment is fast-moving, intense, fun and supportive. The culture of the company is driven by our company values. Candidates who align with the following values will thrive:

  • We act with autonomy and we are accountable for performance excellence;

  • We use data to make good decisions;

  • We live up to our commitments and get the job done and have a bias toward execution;

  • We are committed to our internal team through recognizing our colleagues for their successes and assistance, and to our external community through making positive contributions when possible;

  • We value diverse opinions, perspectives and backgrounds.

These values influence how we work, prioritize our time, evaluate our performance, interact with colleagues and customers, as well as candidates for employment.

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Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation policy

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401(k) Contribution

4% full match

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Workshops/Conferences

We encourage, and fund, employees regularly attending relevant workshops and conferences.

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Health Insurance

We provide full medical coverage for individuals, and partial coverage for dependents.

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Maternal/Paternal Leave
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Work from Home
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Relocation

Up to $7,000 (treated as taxable income)

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Flexible Hours

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