Principal UX Software Engineer

Lyell Immunopharma, Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 7 days ago

At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founders world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Respect, Science, Courage and Intensity, and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.

Position Summary:

The Lead UX Software Engineer is responsible for leading the design and helping build the user interface for Lyells Data and Analytics Platform, based in South San Francisco or Seattle.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead code reviews and mentor front-end engineers building Lyells Data Platform
  • Partner closely with key stakeholders (internal and external scientists) to understand user, data, and business requirements
  • Develop the user interface design of Lyells Data Platform, to ensure the interface is intuitive, user-friendly, enabling, and powerful
  • Lead architecting and building the front-end
  • Work collaboratively with the other engineer to design APIs for the data and analytics services
  • Design and build interfaces to simplify and speed up capture of sample metadata in the labs
  • Integrate commercial, open-source, and custom build analysis tools
  • Enable large scale querying of data, as well as multi-modal analyses
  • Ensure diverse datasets are easily searchable and accessible to scientists
  • Promote culture of implementing high quality, scalable software with maximal impact for end-users


Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Degree (B.S., M.S. or PhD) in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or biological sciences is preferred, but not required
  • 5-10 years as technical lead for building user interfaces for data and analytics software
  • Extensive experience with modern Javascript frameworks, especially React/Redux
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines for front-end code
  • Ability to communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In addition to expertise and experience in software development and analytics, a background in biological science is desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively among cross-functional teams, with a particular understanding for and drive to solve data issues faced by research and clinical scientists
  • Ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet deadlines and balance competing priorities.
  • Excellent analytical skills and scientific/technical expertise


At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.

Weve learned from experience that some of the best people dont always match our requirements perfectly - if youre interested and think you could fit, please dont hesitate to apply.

Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us via our company website.

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