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Senior Software Engineer

Compass Therapeutics is a fully-integrated drug discovery and development company focused on manipulating the immune system to treat human disease using our proprietary Targeted Immunomodulation™ platform.  Compass is initially focused on developing cures for cancer by comprehensively drugging the entire tumor-immune synapse with combination therapies. Novel scientific insights are validated and explored deeply inside our labs before Compass pursues the best proprietary combinations of therapeutics into human clinical trials.

Compass has attracted $170M in Series A financing to fund our ambitious plan to build a fully- integrated biopharmaceutical company from the ground up. Our investors are among the most sophisticated venture capitalists in the industry who exemplify our philosophy of building long term economic value through our therapeutic pipeline. They include OrbiMed Advisors, F-Prime Capital, Borealis Ventures, Thiel Capital, Cowen Private Investments, GV, and Alexandria Real Estate Ventures.

Compass is seeking a Senior Software Engineer at our Cambridge, MA site.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Work within a small group of software engineers to design, develop, and deploy the enterprise software systems that support our scientific team.
  • Be an integral part of defining and evolving the software engineering process and standards for a cutting-edge biopharmaceutical company.
  • Help to foster a culture of continuous learning, continuous innovation, and continuous delivery.
  • Cure cancer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a scripting language such as Python, Perl, or Ruby
  • Experience with enterprise messaging patterns, frameworks, and applications
  • Familiarity with a document-oriented or key-value NoSQL database
  • Background in computer science or a working knowledge of fundamental data structures and algorithms
  • Experience working with a cloud services provider such as Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure, or Google’s Compute Engine 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 - 10 years’ experience building data-driven enterprise software systems, preferably in C#
  • Experience developing the web tier using server-side MVC frameworks, such as ASP.NET MVC
  • Significant experience designing for, reporting against, and managing relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL
  • Demonstrated experience working across the entire software development lifecycle
  • Familiar with build, release, and monitoring automation
  • An understanding of software design principles, development tools, and processes

We believe that science is bigger than any one person. Our legacy is what we achieve together. To that end, Compass Therapeutics offers individually-tailored compensation packages which include competitive cash compensation, meaningful equity participation, comprehensive healthcare and adoption benefits, continuous career development, sabbatical programs, education reimbursement and many other benefits aligned with our philosophy of putting our team first. Our labs are located at 245 First Street, Cambridge, MA.

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