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Benchling’s mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. The world’s most innovative biotech companies use Benchling’s R&D Cloud to power the development of breakthrough products and accelerate time to milestone and market. Benchling’s customers generate a rich and variety of science data. To keep up our innovation, Benchling need a highly scalable and extensible data platform that can serve both its customers and internal application team.

As one of Benchling’s Data Platform engineers, you’ll join a rapidly growing, premier engineering team and form the foundation of our data pillar, encompassing customer-facing data products, internal analytics, and the customer-facing data warehouse. You will build the next generation of our Data Platform services that enables internal developers to easily build multi-tenant data applications and analytical products. Benchling is growing really quickly, and you’ll be setting the bar for high quality data and a metrics-driven culture as we scale. You’ll serve as a key input and thought leader, and work closely with the product teams to deliver data driven capabilities to our internal and external customers.


  • Build & operate high throughput distributed messaging platform like Kafka/kinesis to enable data change capture and data integration across Benchling.

  • Build next generation warehouse and compute platform with scalable data ingress/egress for internal and external customers

  • Build DSL & schema registry for internal and external customers to build custom data model. Develop Async data migrations over billions of records with zero-downtime while maintaining our data integrity guarantees.

  • Define and design data transformations and pipelines for cross-functional datasets, while ensuring that data integrity and data privacy are first-class concerns regarded proactively, instead of reactively.

  • Define the right Service Level Objectives for the batch & streaming pipelines, and optimize their performance.

  • Designing and creating CI/CD pipelines for platform provisioning, full lifecycle management. Building the platform control panel to operate the fleet of systems efficiently.

  • Work closely with the team across Application and Platform to establish best practices around usage of our data platform.


  • Have 5+ years of experience or a proven track record in software engineering

  • Experience with data analytics and warehouse solutions such as Snowflake, Delta Lake, AWS Redshift, etc

  • Experience with data processing technologies Kafka, Kinesis, Spark, Flink, or other open-source or commercial software

  • Experience in schema design, SQL & Schema registry

  • Strong experience with scripting language (such as Python)

  • Experience with deployment and configuration management frameworks such as Terraform, Ansible, or Chef and container management systems such as Kubernetes or Amazon ECS.

  • Driven by creating positive impact for our customers and Benchling’s business, and ultimately accelerating the pace of research in the Life Sciences

  • Comfortable with complexity in the short term but can build towards simplicity in the long term

  • Strong communicator with both words and data - you understand what it takes to go from raw data to something a human understands

  • Willing to work onsite in our SF office 3 days a week.


Benchling takes a market-based approach to pay.  The candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, interview performance, and work location. For this role the base salary range is $177,735 to $240,465. 

To help you determine which zone applies to your location, please see this resource. If you have questions regarding a specific location’s zone designation, please contact a recruiter for additional information. Total Compensation includes the following:

Competitive salary and equity

Broad range of medical, dental, and vision plans for employees and their dependents

Fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits

Four months of fully paid parental leave

401(k) + Employer Match

Commuter benefits for in-office employees and a generous home office set up stipend for remote employees

Mental health benefits, including therapy and coaching, for employees and their dependents

Monthly Wellness stipend

Learning and development stipend

Generous and flexible vacation

Company-wide Summer & Winter holiday shutdown

Sabbaticals for 5-year and 10-year anniversaries




Salary and compensation

No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Design, Recruiter, Cloud, Engineer and Backend jobs that are similar:

$70,000 — $100,000/year


💰 401(k)

🌎 Distributed team

⏰ Async

🤓 Vision insurance

🦷 Dental insurance

🚑 Medical insurance

🏖 Unlimited vacation

🏖 Paid time off

📆 4 day workweek

💰 401k matching

🏔 Company retreats

🏬 Coworking budget

📚 Learning budget

💪 Free gym membership

🧘 Mental wellness budget

🖥 Home office budget

🥧 Pay in crypto

🥸 Pseudonymous

💰 Profit sharing

💰 Equity compensation

⬜️ No whiteboard interview

👀 No monitoring system

🚫 No politics at work

🎅 We hire old (and young)


San Francisco, California, United States