Software Developer

190 - Informatics · Berkeley, California
Department 190 - Informatics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome editing biotechnology company located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development and the company is advancing an internal pipeline of genome-edited cell therapies for various oncology indications. Caribou was founded in 2011 by CRISPR pioneers including Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Martin Jinek, PhD, and Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, our President and CEO. The company has developed a novel CRISPR genome editing technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.


At Caribou, every employee is valued for their unique perspective, background, and diversity. Every person on the Caribou team contributes to problem solving and innovation. The Company’s vision is to advance agile genome editing innovations for the benefit of our communities.


We are seeking a versatile full stack software engineer with a passion for applying technology to biology, to make an impact in developing our revolutionary genome engineering technologies. In this customer-facing position, you will enable transformational science by collaborating with a team of world-class scientists to build custom tools to organize and analyze biological data. We have many opportunities for you to grow in this role including taking on technical leadership responsibilities for complex in-house software applications and systems. Leveraging your knowledge of best practices in software development will help Caribou create a robust, maintainable infrastructure.  



  • Collaborate with scientific project teams to understand their needs and build systems that support data science and statistics. 
  • Communicate with senior programmers on how to best run code and determine actions items.
  • Develop and implement high quality code using multiple tools to organize and extract data, and to analyze trends.
  • Build infrastructure for software to leverage data from genomic and cellular analysis platforms.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/MS in computer science, engineering, or physics with demonstrated programming proficiency (Python, JavaScript and/or C)
  • Experience coding as a key contributor in a larger team effort
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment


Nice-to-have (but not required)

  • Background in biology and computer science
  • Previous exposure to modern genomics, high-throughput sequencing, and/or molecular biology is highly desirable
  • Experience developing full stack web applications using Flask or similar
  • Experience with local and/or cloud-based HPC environments  
  • Knowledge of analytical and visualization software packages such as R, NumPy/SciPy, and D3js
  • Experience with database integration, maintenance, and optimization


Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up biotechnology company, and the successful candidate should have a passion for science and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and valued for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.  

Caribou compensation and benefits:

  • Comprehensive compensation package including stock options
  • Generous paid vacation time in addition to Company-observed holidays
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan including matching employer contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.  Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
    190 - Informatics
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience