Senior Software Engineer, Emerging Products (AI/LLM)

| New York, NY, USA | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 175,000-230,000 Annually
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About Formation Bio

Formation Bio is a tech and AI driven pharma company differentiated by radically more efficient drug development. 

Advancements in AI and drug discovery are creating more candidate drugs than the industry can progress because of the high cost and time of clinical trials. Recognizing that this development bottleneck may ultimately limit the number of new medicines that can reach patients, Formation Bio, founded in 2016 as TrialSpark Inc., has built technology platforms, processes, and capabilities to accelerate all aspects of drug development and clinical trials. Formation Bio partners, acquires, or in-licenses drugs from pharma companies, research organizations, and biotechs to develop programs past clinical proof of concept and beyond, ultimately helping to bring new medicines to patients. The company is backed by investors across pharma and tech, including a16z, Sequoia, Sanofi, Thrive Capital, Sam Altman, John Doerr, Spark Capital, SV Angel Growth, and others. 

You can read more at the following links:

  • Our Vision for AI in Pharma
  • Our Current Drug Portfolio
  • Our Technology & Platform

At Formation Bio, our values are the driving force behind our mission to revolutionize the pharma industry. Every team and individual at the company shares these same values, and every team and individual plays a key part in our mission to bring new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, and deployment of software solutions that leverage AI and LLM technologies in the strategic drug development process.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers and domain experts, to discover, build, and iterate on innovative features and products.
  • Ensure the scalability, security, and performance of our software systems.
  • Rapidly develop and iterate on proofs-of-concept to test new ideas and hypotheses to efficiently validate and evolve our software solutions in alignment with strategic objectives in drug development.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and advancements in AI, LLMs, and software development to continually enhance our product offerings.
  • Act as an internal evangelist for use of AI and LLMs, providing expert guidance and insights to other teams within the organization.

About You

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development, with a demonstrated ability to thrive in ambiguous and rapidly-changing environments, with a proven track record of contributing significantly to the successful launch and scaling of new and innovative products, especially in a 0-1 setting.
  • Exceptional collaboration and communication skills to effectively engage and work along stakeholders from diverse disciplines and varying levels of technical expertise. Ideally, adept at translating complex technical concepts into clear, actionable insights for all audiences.
  • Experience with AI technologies, particularly in LLMs and machine learning.
  • Familiarity with cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and the full end-to-end process of modern software deployment (e.g., containerization, CI/CD).
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry is a plus, but not required


We offer competitive compensation because we want to hire the best people and reward them for their contributions to our mission. We pay all employees competitively relative to the New York City market, regardless of their location. In compliance with NYC’s pay transparency law and in pursuit of pay equity and fairness, we publish salary ranges for all open roles at Formation Bio. The target salary range for this role is $175,000 - $230,000.

On top of base salary, we also offer equity, generous perks, location flexibility, and comprehensive benefits – learn more about them and our compensation philosophy here.

If this range doesn’t match your expectations, please still apply because we may have something else for you.

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You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • People Operations
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • LookerAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • MiroDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration

Location

Our office is located in Manhattan, near the Empire State Building. The area is lively and has great food and transportation options!

An Insider's view of Formation Bio

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The space is very open which makes it easy to collaborate and engage with different teams across the organization. People are very welcoming, supportive, and friendly. There is always a variety of different food and drinks available in the kitchen, in addition to foods that co-workers bring in for everyone to taste!

Joseph Frappaolo

IT Support Technician

What projects are you most excited about?

The project that excites me most is our new hire onboarding program because of the impact it will have on our company. Though we have a robust onboarding program in place already, we have the opportunity to think creatively about how to make the experience even better for our new hires, from the moment they accept our offer.

Erin Siegel

Senior People Operations Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started working at Formation Bio in July of 2018. I joined the company as a Clinical Research Coordinator and was allowed to grow and adapt into new roles as the company's business model shifted. I transitioned into working as a Clinical Trial Associate after a couple of years, and now have over a year of experience as a Clinical Project Manager!

Gurpreet Singh

Clinical Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Formation Bio has given me the opportunity to take ownership over big projects and work streams, allowing me to have an impact on key functional business areas.

Maya Dongier

Senior Accounting Manager

What are Formation Bio Perks + Benefits

Formation Bio Benefits Overview

Formation Bio is nothing without its employees, so they are well taken care of! We offer comprehensive benefits that span from insurance to 401ks, with added perks like a pet-friendly office. Come meet our office dog, Rosie!

Culture
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Yearly retreat and holiday party, regular team events and outings!
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Virtual coaching services

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