Full-Stack Developer - Modeling, Computational Biology

Skokie, IL - Full Time

About LanzaTech

Mission-driven LanzaTech is a revolutionary solution to climate change, capturing pollution to clean our skies and oceans and create new high value products for a sustainable future. LanzaTech captures pollution to make fuels and chemicals, including sustainable jet fuel and products you use every day. The technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by biology to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.

  • 2020 Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioecomony
  • 2020 Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list
  • 2019 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine - Change the World - Companies to watch
  • 2019 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award
  • LanzaTech is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as part of our mission, culture & core values

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

About the role

We're seeking a passionate colleague to join us as we forge a better tomorrow. Our team is working remotely for the rest of 2020. This role will be remote work for the first six months, with the possibility of ongoing remote work. But must live in Chicago/Skokie area or be willing to relocate when needed.

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a full-stack developer to join the modeling group inside the Computational Biology team. This group builds and deploys state-of-the-art predictive models to guide scientific, engineering and business decisions.
  • This role combines software and data engineering. You will use your full-stack development skills to craft web applications that connect scientists and engineers to data. You will also manipulate and explore data from science and engineering teams, developing pipelines and APIs that power our AI/modeling workflows. You will work closely with scientists and engineers to translate their requirements to robust solutions.
  • This role involves collaboration with other departments in a fast-paced scientific organization. The work you deliver will directly contribute to the success of LanzaTech’s synthetic biology and fermentation technology.

Key duties

  • Develop web applications that connect scientists and engineers to data and computational models
  • Write well-structured, documented and tested code in Python
  • Develop RESTful APIs and microservices using Python
  • Analyze and visualize data generated by LanzaTech’s science and engineering teams. Assess data reliability and quality, and feedback issues to relevant teams
  • Prepare data for analytics and modeling, and develop data workflows
  • Collaborate with researchers during model development
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of deployed models
  • Design, implement and administer databases
  • Work in an Agile environment

Required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent experience and professional certifications
  • Are comfortable working in Linux
  • Have strong Python development skills
  • Have front-end development experience, and are familiar with web technologies (HTML5, SCSS, JavaScript, Vue.js, Webpack)
  • Have strong UI and UX design skills and understanding
  • Can design RESTful APIs and build them using Flask, Django (DRF) and FastAPI
  • Have experience in database design, implementation and administration (SQL)
  • Are familiar with statistics methods and relevant packages
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent attention to detail
  • Are proactive and enjoy taking ownership of their work
  • Are excellent communicators
  • Are a team player, balanced with strong individual initiative
  • Are generous in sharing knowledge with their teammates and expect to learn from them in return.

Nice to have experience

  • Workflow management tools (Luigi, Airflow)
  • DevOps (CI/CD pipelines, containerization, deployment automation)
  • Cloud services (AWS and GCP)
  • Elasticsearch
  • Interactive data visualizations (Dash, R Shiny, Tableau)
  • Machine learning libraries (TensorFlow/Keras, PyTorch, XGBoost, scikit-learn)
  • Scientific computing and analysis packages (NumPy, SciPy, Pandas)
  • Work with biological and time series data
  • Computational biology, microbiology or fermentation



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