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Platform Engineer

Platform Engineer

CHARM Therapeutics is a biotech company focused on delivering transformational medicines that will address difficult-to-drug targets in key oncogenic pathways.

CHARM has developed the first highly accurate, high throughput protein-ligand co-folding algorithm (DragonFold), driven by end-to-end 3D deep learning. Our platform enables the rapid generation of highly differentiated clinical candidates, and our ambition is to revolutionise drug discovery.

We are looking for someone who’s passionate about building tools used by researchers in creation of novel therapeutics.


About us

Charm Therapeutics exists to fulfil the promise of AI to advance the discovery of medicines. Our team involves extraordinary scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. We have raised one of the largest seed rounds in European start-up history.

The platform team provides leverage to the entire organization: we build infrastructure systems that support the research (ML and beyond), allowing our small team to do more for less. We collaborate closely with research engineers and ML engineers to build our systems and match their needs but also to provide advice on how to use cloud resources best. Our work provides the infrastructure foundation across the organization.

Specifically, the platform team is responsible for our cloud deployment, including massively scalable tooling that we provide to the research team. This includes novel technologies we produce to allow ML and data processing at huge scale.


About the role

This role is ideally suited to a software engineer, who loves building out things in the cloud, and applies software engineering principles to infrastructure code. As a member of our platform team, you’d play a key role in designing, creating and maintaining infrastructure that allow our ML research scientists to run training and inference on a massive scale.

If you’re a software engineer that’s interested in science and ML, you’ll be at home here. No machine learning experience is required for this role, although any interest and experience would be beneficial. Using your talent for writing and maintaining reliable systems, you will play a key role in revolutionising the creation of cutting-edge therapeutics.


Who are you

  • A skilled engineer that is excited developing and deploying tools that will have an immediate impact on the engineering team
  • Solid understanding of backend and cloud technologies
  • A passionate developer who loves the challenge of writing testable code


Useful skills

  • Expert knowledge of cloud infrastructure (AWS preferred), including multi-account setups and best practices
  • Cloud engineering – using infrastructure as code tooling (Terraform, Pulumi, CloudFormation)
  • Containerised application/tool development using Docker
  • Solid development skills (Python/Typescript preferred), with an ability to structure code for testability


What We Offer

  • Private medical insurance, including dental cover.
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Weekly team lunch
  • Office fruits & snacks
  • Regular socials


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CHARM Therapeutics

At CHARM Therapeutics, we believe in the power of diversity to drive innovation and scientific breakthroughs. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where individuals from all backgrounds are welcomed, respected, and can thrive. Our dedication to equity ensures that every employee has the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to our mission of transforming medicine. We encourage applications from people of any gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin, as we aim to mirror the diverse patients we serve through our groundbreaking work.

We understand that diversity goes beyond fair hiring practices and is about creating a culture where differences are celebrated, unique perspectives are valued, and everyone feels empowered to contribute to our success. Join us in our journey to not only revolutionise drug discovery but also to build a workplace where diverse talents are nurtured, and innovation flourishes.