Full-Stack Software Engineer

Somerville, MA


Matterworks is seeking an exceptionally talented full-stack software engineer to help us pioneer next-generation metabolomics.

About Us

The field of metabolomics sits today where genomics was in the early 2000’s: ripe for a breakthrough that drives explosive adoption as an essential component of the life sciences disciplines.  Matterworks, Inc. is a venture-backed biotech startup building next-generation metabolomics tools to realize this opportunity.  We are harnessing remarkable advances in high-resolution mass spectrometry and machine learning to systematize metabolomics methods and workflows.  Our mission is to democratize metabolomics and catalyze its wide-spread adoption and integration into the life sciences disciplines.

Job Description

Matterworks is seeking a highly-motivated full-stack software engineer to help build our web platform. This will be used for product ordering, experimental planning and execution, result visualization and reporting. The ideal candidate is a standout, independent and creative thinker, with a track record of shipping SaaS products.

You will be expected to interface with users to understand their use-cases, ideate and scope software solutions that will meet their needs, and manage technical implementation while incorporating feedback. 

While deep knowledge of biology or chemistry is not required, excellent communication skills are key when working on problems that span multiple scientific disciplines. 

This ideal candidate is excited to be part of a small team that is creating innovative software from the ground up, who is committed to our mission of building tools that accelerate the rate of scientific progress.



  • Create and maintain infrastructure for user and account management

  • Build e-commerce checkout and experience for product ordering

  • Build the front-end for experimental design and submission through appealing visual design and intuitive user experience

  • Write effective back-end APIs to interface with the web front-end

  • Interface with the machine learning team for integrating data and models into workflow

  • Define APIs, schemas, and file format changes to enable the visualization, storage and computation of complex biological and chemistry data

  • Work closely with users to incorporate feedback on user experience and interface

  • Conduct design reviews to ensure product specifications meet user needs

  • Maintain impeccable technical documentation and software version control

About You

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

  • 3-5 years of experience in building and deploying web applications

  • Thorough understanding of software development methodologies and principles 

  • Deep knowledge in HTML5, CSS3 and modern JavaScript

  • Experience in frontend frameworks such as React, Vue or Ember

  • Knowledge in backend frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Python Django, NodeJS)

  • Deep knowledge of relational databases (SQL, Postgres)

  • Familiarity with DevOps procedures and tools (K8s, AWS)

  • Self-sufficient, but can work well as part of a larger problem-solving team

  • Able to adapt to the types of changes typical in early stage product development


  • Data security and protection of customer data a plus (e.g. experience with PII/sample handling in health care or life-sciences)

  • Background in biology or chemistry is a plus but not required. Interest in the field and willing to learn is.



This is a full-time position based at Matterwork’s facilities in Somerville, MA (near Union Square). Matterworks is flexible with remote-work, though the candidate will be expected to interface with our scientists and users in-person interactions. Matterworks offers a competitive package, including base salary, stock options, and benefits (health & dental, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, 401k). Matterworks Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

For any questions, you can reach us at jobs@getmatterworks.com