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Senior Software Engineer Back-end

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Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerPorto, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeSenior
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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Amyris is the integrated renewable products company that is enabling the world's leading brands to achieve sustainable growth. Amyris applies its innovative bioscience solutions to convert plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules and produce specialty ingredients and consumer products. The company is delivering its No Compromise‚ĄĘ products and services across a number of markets, including specialty and performance chemicals, flavors and fragrances, cosmetics ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.

We are now opening an office in Porto and are looking for Software Developers to join our team of smart, highly motivated team members dedicated to working together to create a cleaner, more sustainable future.

This project is co-financed by Portugal 2020 under the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalization through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).


  • The candidate will primarily be responsible for designing and implementing cloud-based tools and services that will facilitate building and testing microbial strains used in industrial biotechnology;
  • Assessing requirements, proposing techniques or technologies for accomplishing them;
  • Design and implement cloud-based services and other backend tools;
  • Work with a cross-disciplinary group of computational biologists and software engineers to implement solutions.

Main requirements

  • A BS / MS in Computer Science or a related field such as mathematics, physics, computational biology, electrical engineering, bioengineering
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Experience with Java and Python
  • Deep experience building back-end API‚Äôs for web-based tools in Java or a similar language
  • Experience using relational databases as a data store for a software product
  • Strong (but flexible) opinions on the right way to build and deploy modern web-based tools, and the skills to work closely with a small team to build and deploy them
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong working competency in English

Nice to have

  • Experience working on large projects with multiple contributors, automated software tests, distributed VCS, and continuous integration
  • Demonstrated experience delivering completed software products
  • Experience leading small technical teams
  • Experience with functional programming
  • A strong sense of software best practices
  • Experience deploying in a cloud environment
  • Experience building web-based, SAAS applications
  • Experience with Unix based operating systems
  • Experience or background in a biological science


  • Competitive salary based on your skills (x14)
  • Training opportunities in San Francisco Bay Area in the first year
  • Interesting international projects in cutting-edge technology
  • Great work environment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Budget for events
  • Meal allowance

  • Training and education budget

  • Vaccine plan

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