Hiring Software Engineer 2 | Volta Labs, Inc.

Software Engineer 2

Volta Labs, Inc.

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time


Volta Labs, Inc. (https://www.voltalabs.com/) is an MIT spin-off that has unlocked powerful new DNA sequencing capabilities by developing novel fluidic technology. Working at the intersection of engineering and biology, Volta is building a product to streamline DNA sequencing sample prep. As DNA sequencing is the foundational technology behind humanity‘s understanding of diseases and the tool that provides a new view into the fundamentals of biology, Volta is at the forefront of a sequencing revolution; driving sequencing towards seamless ease of use and complete automation. 

Working at Volta Labs means having big ambitions for solving the world’s most challenging problems. Volta has brought ht together individuals from many different fields (physics, biology, engineering, operations) to work toward one main shared goal -- build the most advanced sample prep solution for sequencing.  We are a product and data-driven company where employees are expected to learn, grow and thrive in a fast-paced, open, and collaborative environment. This is an exciting phase to Volta with huge upside potential. With commercialization imminent, our product has the potential to change the future of sequencing. 


This role will be part of the Software Engineering team at Volta. We are a small but mighty team responsible for all software activities within the company. We build the entire product software stack (firmware to the cloud) along with internal systems for ingesting and analyzing experimental data. Our tech stack includes C++, Python 3, ReactJS, TypeScript, Grafana, and AWS, and our software has been deployed in some of the foremost research institutions in the world. Areas of work include firmware, instrument control, lab automation, telemetry, and cloud computing. Join us if you want to work at the intersection of software, hardware, and biology and define the future of automation in the life sciences!


Volta is seeking a talented and driven Software Engineer excited to solve complex cross-disciplinary problems in developing and integrating our novel instrument platform. In this role, you will work on a variety of software projects spanning both customer-facing products and internal tools. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in commercial software development, with a strong background in Python 3. Although this is primarily a backend role, experience with UI development is highly desirable.

IMPORTANT: This is an onsite role that requires you to come into an office in the Boston area.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including hardware engineers, scientists, and product managers, to define requirements and timelines
  • Design, develop, and maintain features for customer-facing products and internal tools
  • Debug, troubleshoot, and resolve complex software errors, taking ownership of the resolution process
  • Deploy software updates to fleets of instruments and monitor them to provide a stable instrument platform for end users
  • Document software design, implementation, and testing procedures to ensure clarity and maintainability
  • Participate in code reviews, follow company coding standards, and write unit tests
  • Contribute to the overall success of the team by proactively identifying opportunities for process improvement and innovation

Minimum qualifications

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in software development using Python 3 on Linux
  • Proficiency in web development technologies, specifically ReactJS / Typescript / HTML / CSS5
  • Extensive experience with software development best practices like static typing, unit testing, version control, and continuous integration
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to work independently and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • BS or higher in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Keen interest in learning about molecular biology and genomics

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience developing software to control hardware
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms, specifically AWS
  • Experience with fast-paced startup environments with continuously evolving requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and actively seek out and value diverse perspectives. Women, people of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!

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