Lead Engineer – Artificial Intelligence

Location: San Diego

Type: Full Time


Position Lead Engineer – Artificial Intelligence

Location: San Diego, CA

Position Description: Empirico, an early-stage biotechnology company, is looking for a talented machine
learning and AI software engineer that is motivated by the opportunity to discover new medicines
through the application of AI systems on large biological datasets. You will work closely with scientists
and engineers that have a passion for finding novel approaches toward the treatment and prevention of


Your responsibilities will focus around building reliable and scalable AI systems that will assist in
identifying causal mechanisms of disease and novel therapeutic targets. This role will require
experience with a broad range of AI approaches and techniques, a solid understanding of the
underlying mathematics, and good software engineering practices. You will be expected to:

  • Spearhead the design, implementation, and maintenance of robust AI models and software
  • Collaborate closely with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers
  • Generate creative and testable ideas, build rapid prototypes, experiment, and communicate
    findings effectively
  • Quickly learn, evaluate, and apply relevant technologies, algorithms, and techniques
  • Provide technical guidance for the development of new models and approaches
  • Identify, focus deeply, and generate solutions to important problems that will assist in the
    discovery of therapies for patients


  • 2+ years building ML/AI systems in an industry or academic research setting
  • Must be able to provide links to relevant open source code, contributions, or publications
  • Proficiency in Scala, Java, C/C++ or Python
  • Experience processing and analyzing heterogeneous datasets
  • Expertise in graphical models, causal-inference, deep-learning, or Bayesian methods is a plus
  • Experience in the life-science field is a plus
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems, Spark, Scala or other functional
    programming language is a plus
  • GPU programming experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with cloud-based development a plus
  • Applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.

Empirico is a venture-backed, next-generation therapeutics company founded on utilizing huge
biological datasets, human genetics and programmable biology to power novel target discovery and
development. Empirico’s Precision Insights Platform was purpose-built for therapeutic discovery and
leverages a world-leading dataset and advanced algorithmic approaches to identify and prioritize
therapeutic targets with a high probability of translational success. High priority therapeutic targets are
experimentally validated in-house prior to progressing through pre-clinical development with the most
optimal therapeutic modality. Empirico is headquartered in San Diego, CA with laboratories in Madison,

To all agencies: Please do not contact any employee of Empirico about this position. All resumes
submitted by agencies to any employee of Empirico via-email or in any form and by any method will be
deemed the sole property of Empirico, unless such agencies were engaged by Empirico for this position
and a valid agreement is in place.

Empirico is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company: Empirico Inc.

Company URL: http://empiricotx.com

Email your resume to [email protected]

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