Overview

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.

BenchSci’s vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world’s most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.

Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We’re a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.

We are currently seeking an Engineering Manager to join our rapidly growing Core Services group. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, Core Services, you will be responsible for the planning, delivery, mentoring, and coaching of our SRE team and lead all development and operations that ensure the reliability of our web applications. In this role, you will work closely with both cross-functional teams focused on feature delivery and other functional teams to ensure that we have the right tooling and capabilities to support the high reliability of our systems. You will be responsible for improvements to our incident response and postmortem process, operational reviews and incident trend analysis to guide the internal roadmap of the SRE team.

You Will:

    • Lead software and system design initiatives by leveraging cloud-native design patterns and injecting your cloud expertise into the entire development lifecycle
    • Understand feature delivery teams’ needs and engage the SRE team to help them improve the reliability of the services they support in production.
    • Perform operational reviews with feature delivery and other teams to understand incident trends and hot spots and work with them on a plan to address them.
    • Provide periodic incident trends analysis to identify systemic issues and devise projects on SRE and feature delivery team’s roadmaps to address them.
    • Actively manage our post-mortem process and track the completion SLA of the action items assigned to SRE and feature delivery teams.
    • Scale the SRE function through the development of self-serve tooling in addition to headcount.
    • Help improve our alerting and monitoring capabilities to help feature delivery teams identify production issues.
    • Improve the observability of our systems to help identify root causes of incidents faster.
    • Provide SLA compliance dashboards to track contractual obligations.
    • Drive improvements in our incident response and post-mortems process and related automation.
    • Increase the quality and standard of the documentation of our systems, and work with application development teams to maintain that standard.

You Have:

    • 2+ years of experience working in a leadership capacity within a DevOps or an SRE domain.
    • 5+ years of experience working as a Site Reliability Engineer or DevOps Engineer, with a focus on observability and reliability
    • Expert knowledge of observability and reliability tools and techniques in a cloud-native environment
    • Experience working in Python and JavaScript codebases.
    • Experience with cloud reference architectures and developing specialized stacks on cloud services
    • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills
    • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others

Benefits and Perks:

An engaging remote-first culture

A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options

Comprehensive health and dental benefits

Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services

Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year

Unlimited flex time to use toward sick days, personal days, religious holidays, birthdays and appointments

Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holidays, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!

Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options

A $2000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) Annual Learning & Development budget

A $1000 CAD (or equivalent in your country’s currency) work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you

A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity $2500 CAD  (or equivalent in your country’s currency) per year

Our Culture:

At BenchSci, we’re committed to cultivating an inspiring, inclusive, and equitable work environment for high performing, ego-free, self-starting individuals with a growth mindset, who enjoy the challenge of solving hard problems. We recognize that everyone here is a person first and an employee second. We want people to feel cared for and supported to bring the best versions of themselves to work and help the company achieve its mission. We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly.

We live and promote our FASTT values of Focused, Advancement with Speed, Tenacity, and Transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.

Accessibility Accommodations:

BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

BenchSci is a remote first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.

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