Software Solutions Architect

about 1 year ago
Full time role
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Job Description

About Pivot Bio:  

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our products harness the power of naturally occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops and new sustainable ways for farmers to reduce the usage of fertilizers as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes or PBS News Hour. 

Position: Software Solutions Architect 

Location: Remote (US) 

As a Software Solutions Architect, you will be the designer and technical lead for a software development team, designing and helping to implement the components of applications that power Pivot Bio’s product development pipeline.  This position will be a member of the Data Services group within the Scientific Computing team. The Data Services group is responsible for creating software systems which store, process, and make experimental data accessible to the research community at Pivot Bio. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work across several research groups providing solutions spanning genomics, bioinformatics, laboratory, greenhouse, field trials, drone and satellite imagery. 

People who excel on our team hold themselves to a high standard of quality while working independently. They give and receive honest feedback. They are empathetic, proactive, and passionate. They think exponentially and embrace a fast-paced and high-growth environment. If that sounds like you, come join us and be a part of the solution to climate change. 


  • Design the high-level components and interactions of applications in the product development pipeline, which satisfy the application requirements, are maintainable and extensible, and are complex but not complicated 
  • Guide and support a development team in implementing your designs 
  • Author architectural diagrams and documentation for the solutions you have created 
  • Lead code reviews with team members 
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement in all aspects – applications, tools, patterns, and practices 
  • Embody our core values – solve creatively, act fearlessly, model openness, and inspire others 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • 4+ years of development experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field 
  • Experience working within an enterprise data ecosystem including Master Data Management, Data Lake, and Data Warehouse 
  • AWS – EC2, S3, IAM, SNS, SQS, VPC, ECS/EKS, Lambda 
  • Python, Django, Flask 
  • Javascript/HTML, with experience in a framework like Vue, React, or Angular 
  • Docker, Linux, Bash 
  • Ruby on Rails a plus 
  • Learn new technologies quickly 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Well-organized and strong attention to detail 
  • Background in science or research a plus 
  • Contribution to open-source projects a plus 
  • Experience in Azure or GCP a plus 

*Must be authorized to work in the United States   

What we offer: 

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup 
  • Stock options 
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums 
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies 
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts 
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Annual Training & Development support 
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule 
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team 

Hiring Compensation Range: $100,000 - $120,000

All remote positions and those not located in our Berkley, Hayward or Boston locations are paid based on National Benchmark data.  Following employment, growth beyond the hiring range is possible based on performance.

All remote positions and those not located in our Berkeley, Hayward or Boston locations are paid based on National Benchmark data.  Following employment, growth beyond the hiring range is possible based on performance.
Hiring Compensation Range
$100,000$120,000 USD

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