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Lead Developer Advocate



Software Engineering, Legal
Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Platforma.bio is revolutionizing the approach to computational biology analysis, making it more accessible and intuitive for researchers around the globe. As part of MiLaboratories, the creators of the renowned MiXCR framework, we constantly bring innovation and excellence in genomics analysis. Trusted by over 1,000 organizations, including the bulk of Big Pharma, our software is always at the forefront of scientific research and development.

Role Overview

We're looking for a Lead Developer Advocate to build our Platforma ecosystem. This position is perfect for someone passionate about fostering engagement of scientific and developer community, driving technological adoption, and supporting groundbreaking scientific endeavors.

What You'll Do

  • Create and curate content that illustrates the power of Platforma in building advanced computational biology applications for researchers
  • Engage with the bioinformatics community to drive the adoption of Platforma, enabling developers of modern compbio tools to deliver them to the biology end-users
  • Be the mediator between the bioinformatics community developing Platforma blocks and biology researchers using Platforma in the life-changing drug discovery
  • Represent our company at various industry events, underlining Platforma's capabilities and our broader contribution to the bioinformatics and biology community
  • Develop training materials, conduct training sessions and workshops to increase technical fluency and self-sufficiency among community members
  • Foster relationships within the bioinformatics and biology communities, leveraging the widespread use and trust in our software by over a thousand organizations, including major players in big pharma, to encourage collaboration and engagement

About You

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Solid background with a minimum of 7 years in software development for production, coupled with a passion for bioinformatics and a knack for community engagement
  • Solid understanding of modern infrastructure architecture for bioinformatics computing, including cloud and high-performance computing clusters
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of promoting technical concepts in an engaging and accessible way
  • Experience in public speaking and community organization, with a talent for creating and leading impactful events
  • A collaborative spirit, ready to work with teams across the company and the community to promote Platforma and its suite of tools

Not ticking every box on the list? Research indicates that women and individuals from minority backgrounds often hesitate to apply for positions unless they fulfill all specified criteria. At MiLaboratories, fostering a diverse, inclusive, and genuine work environment is paramount to us. Therefore, if this role sparks your interest but your previous experiences don't match every outlined requirement, we still warmly invite you to submit your application. You might be the ideal fit for this role or another opportunity within our team.

Why Join Us

  • Be part of a company with a proven track record of success in bioinformatics, illustrated by the widespread adoption of MiXCR and now, Platforma
  • Work in a cutting-edge field, directly contributing to advancements in scientific research and healthcare
  • Enjoy a flexible working environment that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning
  • Competitive benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance, equity, and professional development opportunities
  • Excitement of a fast-growing startup in a constantly changing environment

Great benefits

  • Time off: 30 days for paid vacations per year
  • Individual equity compensation plan
  • Private health insurance
  • Home office equipment (valued over 1,000 USD)
  • Learning and development budget per year (1,000 USD)
  • Paid relocation package