Full-Stack Software Developer - Bioinformatics

AbCellera Biologics Inc.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Programmer/Developer
Degree Level Required:
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Full-Stack Software Developer - Bioinformatics

At AbCellera, you won’t just be redesigning another website or creating a copy-and-paste app experience. We know you’ve done that all before.

Here, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up - complex data visualization & analysis tools that leverage machine learning from rich data sets to revolutionize the way that scientists explore antibodies. This is life-changing research, and you could be a part of it.

As a full-stack developer in the Bioinformatics team, you’ll be solving new problems every day, helping us develop unique software tools that streamline our processes and make us leaders in the biotech industry. And, most importantly, your work will contribute to bring better therapies to patients.

You’ll have the chance to work with the scientists and bioinformaticians who use the tools you develop, and will identify new software opportunities together. We’re a growing company with a huge amount of data and the drive to be the best in the industry. We know we need a world-class suite of tools to do that, and we’re looking for someone like you to help us get there.


• Designing and developing interactive data visualizations for complex biological data
• Discussing needs and wants with (non-technical) users of the UI
• Contributing to the design, development and maintenance of the backend of a web portal powered by Django
• Developing API endpoints
• Working with the database administrator to coordinate changes to the database schema
• Writing specs, documentation and tests to improve maintainability
• Evaluating and prioritizing user expectations before jumping into implementation
• Lending a helping hand in other projects as needed for the success of the team


• You have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in front- and/or back-end development, ideally using modern front- and back-end frameworks (e.g. ReactJS, Django)
• You have experience with Python
• You have experience designing a RESTful API
• You have experience with relational databases and ORMs
• You are proficient with git and version control
• You are mindful of programming hygiene (delivery of clean, reusable, documented and tested code that follows best practices and makes use of established design patterns and architectures)
• You enjoy creating an intuitive and effective user experience
• You have good communication skills
• (Optional, but desired) You have experience with UI (user interface) and UX (user experience)
• (Optional, but desired) You have experience with AWS
• (Optional, but desired) You have some knowledge of, or background in biology, immunology or pharmaceutical sciences