About Us

Peptone is a category-defining translational biophysics company focusing on the intersection of physics, biology and supercomputing. Currently, we are in the scale-up phase, where our efforts go into building out our experimental lab capacity located in Switzerland while growing the computational modelling and the software & data engineering teams based both in Switzerland and in the UK.

Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicists, biologists, computational chemists, computer scientists and mathematicians. We have created a company culture that is based on scientific and personal integrity and a highly supportive, inclusive attitude. Our curiosity and drive stem from the shared passion to contribute to our scientific understanding of proteins and to translate these insights into reality by developing drugs that make people’s lives better.


Corporate Culture

Default to transparency. As individuals, we view transparency as a lifestyle of authenticity, respect, and honesty. As a team, we view transparency as an effective way to work remotely and establish a culture of trust.

Cultivate positivity. We strive to approach things in a positive way while realizing all emotions are valid. We encourage constructive feedback from team members and business partners to foster positive collaborations.

Show gratitude. We regularly stop and demonstrate gratitude for our circumstances. We are reverent to our team, investors, advisors, and commercial partners who believed in us from the beginning and will always use this as a guiding light to grow.

Practice reflection. We believe the act of introspection is where true learning and life-changing adjustments originate. We approach discussions intentionally and think through all angles.

Improve consistently. We are biased toward action and have a higher expectation of ourselves and of our technology than others have of us. We aim to be fully engaged in our work and activities and fully disconnected when we’re not working.

Act beyond yourself. We consider the bigger picture, knowing our work goes beyond ourselves. We are not afraid of the less-travelled path if it holds true to our values and betters the world.

Build sustainably. Sustainability is at the core of our technology, research, and team values. Oppenheimer’s supercomputer runs on 100% renewable energy and mitigates the need for traditional high-throughput experiments in our Swiss lab. Our team is incentivized and committed to growing a sustainable future and corporate culture.

Diversify. Diversity at all levels is paramount in translating biophysics to first-in-class medicines while embracing the serendipity of science. Diversity in mindsets, gender, skills, backgrounds, and — because we are geeks, protein sequences — is key to building an impactful future for our patients.

Patient passion. Our team is interwoven with a passion for understanding the “why” of protein drug failures to avoid them. The integration of the Oppenheimer platform with our Swiss pre-clinical laboratory is an unwavering commitment to developing first-in-class protein therapeutics for our patients.

Reverence to the giants. We embrace the fortitude and ingenuity of all the great minds and teams who advanced the field of protein biophysics to enable cutting-edge therapeutics. It is our honour to collaborate in this arena to pay homage to scientists who laid the very foundation.

Committed to our Corporate Culture to embracing diversity, Peptone Ltd and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers building a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; colour; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Our Mission

Delivering first-in-class medicines for better patient outcomes is our obsession. Translating biophysics of intrinsic protein disorder to generate de novo protein therapeutics is our passion.

What we bring

  • A non-hierarchical environment where everyone has a voice to influence and shape the company’s future direction
  • An appreciative atmosphere with fair salaries, company benefits and top-class working equipment
  • A highly dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities for career development
  • A highly skilled and interdisciplinary team that is passionate about proteins, science and business
  • A unique company giving you the opportunity to push the boundaries of biopharmaceutical drug development
  • A fast-paced company with novel science and academic rigour at its core
  • A company that values your contribution to scientific endeavour and supports the presentation and publication of your novel discoveries
  • A flexible working setup to ensure a work-life balance

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced full-stack software engineer to contribute to the development of our products. The ideal candidate has experienced the whole process of including a new functionality into a software product, starting from the interaction with users and designers to define requirements and interactions to the evolution of both the frontend and backend designing new APIs or evolving existing ones.
You will join an elite team of distinguished experts in Data Engineering, AI, machine learning and IT architectures to revolutionize the way performance optimization of large production systems is performed. You will contribute to the creation of a platform that will completely automate the monitoring, testing, and tuning of complex IT stacks through the use of innovative technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in an innovative project, with lots of personal opportunities, while enjoying our young & informal working environment.

Locations

Our flexible working policy allows the candidate to work both from London, UK and Bellinzona, Switzerland offices.

Front-end Engineer responsibilities are:

  • Contribute to the design and development of core product architecture and micro-services leveraging modern on-prem and on-cloud HPC technologies

  • Build and evolve modern and engaging UIs on top of our products, targeting internal stakeholders and users all around the world

  • Write high-quality code, while getting things done with a focus on efficiency

  • Participate in code reviews, perform QA, design and implement sound testing strategies

  • Improve CI/CD processes building code that is easy to test, ship, and operate

  • Effectively collaborate with the team, sharing knowledge, experience, and best practices

  • Constantly learn, be open to quickly master new technologies, and evaluate architectural decisions

Front-end Engineer requirements are:

  • 2+ years of experience as a software developer

  • Proficiency in back-end technologies including Java, Spring Boot, SQL and No-SQL databases

  • Proficiency in modern web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Javascript UI frameworks such as (e.g. React, Vue, Riot,…)

  • Knowledge of CI tools such as Jenkins and GitHub

  • Understanding how REST services and single-page applications work

  • Good knowledge of Linux and scripting languages

  • Knowledge of the following technologies is a plus: Python, React, NodeJS, Typescript, Redux, Mobx, Prometheus, Kubernetes, AWS or GCP services, service meshes, Apache Airflow, Apache Kafka and CUDA