Lead Backend Developer (Python, PostgreSQL)

Want to be part of building a SaaS product at the intersection of deep tech and molecular R&D? At MQS we are looking for a curious and structured Lead Backend Developer with practical experience in the field. Our team consists of industry specialists, Engineering PhDs and highly capable developers. We are sitting on something unique here, want to join us?

Molecular Quantum Solutions ApS (MQS)

MQS provides computational tools to accelerate research & development efforts by the pharma, biotech and chemical industry.

Our tools make use of super- and quantum-computers with computational models and algorithms to calculate the properties of materials and chemicals in a fast and efficient way.

Our users are able to screen e.g. new materials for batteries, green solvents and new drugs instead of conducting costly experiments in the laboratory.

Currently we are 10 people working at Alfa Laval Innovation House with funding from the Innovation Fund Denmark. At the moment we are focusing on finishing up our MVP and onboarding the first customers.

What you will be doing:

As our Lead Backend Developer you will work with our DevOps engineers and scientific tools developers on further improving a full-fledged, cloud-based software tool with a seriously cutting-edge infrastructure. Your tasks will mostly be related to the database development, population and maintenance while also developing the application programming interface (API).

What do you need to know?

Data mining, database population, database deployment (PostgreSQL and Python)

Defining API endpoints for a single page application with a Python API package

Expertise in database performance tuning

You document your work thoroughly (putting this twice because it’s really important)

A strong plus would be to have expertise in hybrid cloud database solutions consisiting of a permanent on-premise storage and a database hosted on a cloud provider platform (e.g. AWS, Azure, IBM, Google)

Don’t get too hung up on fulfilling every last requirement perfectly. We know it’s always a learning journey, so don’t let imposter syndrome get the best of you. You just need to help us understand how you can compensate for any missing skills and we’ll together talk it through from there.

How to apply

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to reading your application as soon as possible as we want to have filled the position by mid January already. We will interview candidates all throughout week 1 and 2.

Send a CV highlighting your most relevant achievements for this position and 2-3 lines about why you want to work at MQS and what you think you can bring to the table. We know tailoring and sending applications can be time consuming so we want to give you some quick tips:

When you apply, make it easy for us to understand how you can contribute to our team. We love to see projects and examples of your previous work. We can predict molecular properties really well, but we can’t read minds. Don’t leave any relevant experience up to our imagination, tell us about it or show it!

In any case rest assured that we really appreciate you making the effort to apply for being part of our journey.


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