Senior Backend Engineer, Data Team

East Bay, CA, United States, Los Angeles, CA, United States, New York, NY, United States, Remote, Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States • $133k - $185k • 0.035% - 0.100%

Citrine Informatics

Role Locations

  • East Bay, CA, United States
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


  • $133k - $185k
  • 0.035% - 0.100%


51 - 100 people


702 Marshall St Ste 520
Redwood City, CA, 94063-1826, US

Tech Stack

  • PostgreSQL
  • DynamoDB
  • AWS
  • JVM
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Scala
  • Python

Role Description

Citrine Informatics is excited to invite you to apply to join our team as a software engineer!

About Citrine Citrine is the leader in materials informatics, and is fundamentally changing the way materials data is managed and how materials are developed. These materials will enable the next generation of products that make up the world around us like cars, phones and solar panels.

The current materials industry challenge is speed. New chemicals, alloys, polymers and other materials are developed too slowly for the ever-increasing demand for complex products. The future of how to speed-up the materials development cycle for manufacturing is data. Citrine Informatics is building a next-generation platform for materials data from the ground up, and it harnesses the power of AI to bring new materials to market faster, and capture materials-enabled product value.

Though our technology was originally built by materials scientists, our team now consists of professionals trained in a diverse set of fields, including data science, physics, biology, and computer science. We have offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, and our customers include Fortune 1000 materials and product companies.

About the Role

You will collaborate with amazing engineers and scientists on user-facing product features that help our customers achieve incredible research breakthroughs. 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:

Assessing the Frontier: Active Learning, Model Accuracy, and Multi-objective Materials Discovery and Optimization (2019). at Can machine learning identify the next high-temperature superconductor? Examining extrapolation performance for materials discovery (2018). at Overcoming data scarcity with transfer learning. (2017). at High-Dimensional Materials and Process Optimization Using Data-Driven Experimental Design with Well-Calibrated Uncertainty Estimates. (2017). at

Projects you’ll work on The next-generation platform 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.

What you’ll do Build backend services to support product features on the Citrine Platform that puts our core technology in the hands of scientists. Deploy and support your software & infrastructure in production. Collaborate closely with other engineers, frequently reviewing code and discussing architecture. Mentor other developers. Design high-performance, scalable systemsTest & analyze the impact and performance of your software. Work in a multi-functional team on features from concept to delivery.

The Stack Scala, Python Swagger PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS DynamoDB Elasticsearch AWS Compute Services (EC2, ECS, Fargate, Batch)

Skills and Qualifications BS in Computer Science or similar technical field of study, or equivalent industry experience 5 years of experience writing production software in a team environment 1 year of remote engineering experience, if remote

Nice-to-haves Excellent Linux fundamentals Familiarity with containerization / Docker Experience using and automating AWS A background in a physical science Equal Opportunity

Citrine Informatics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.

About Citrine Informatics

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.

Company Culture

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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