Remote Backend Engineer (Portugal only)

Remote, Full time

Lifebit is recruiting Backend Developer 

 At Lifebit, they take pride in carving their own path. They're open-source pioneers and their driving mission is to revolutionise bioinformatics and biomedical data analysis forever.


ABOUT: Lifebit was founded in 2017, and has recently closed a Series A funding round with tremendous support from new and existing investors.
With offices in London and Lisbon, Lifebit is a diverse team spanning Europe and North America, with each person empowered and involved in every aspect of the business.

Their product
, Lifebit CloudOS, is the world’s first federated genomics platform for unified, secure research over distributed big data. No one has anything close. Think best-in-class UI/UX, seamless integration with open-source tools, powerful cohort browser, advanced AI. They have taken upon themselves to lead the industry and leaving competitors far behind. And intend to keep it that way.

What are they looking for:

  • An experienced Software Engineer to take a leading role in system and architecture design that go far beyond coding 
  • Motivation to take part in all parts of the Software Development Life Cycle;
  • Curiosity for new technologies and frameworks that suit the needs of products and users
  • An enthusiast in working with best practices and principles while contributing to them, in order to set a clear benchmark not only inside but outside of the company



  • Having been exposed to complex ecosystems using NodeJS as a main tool while taking part in API design and implementation of solutions;
  • Experience with NoSQL databases;
  • Having set up communication services with message brokers (RabbitMq, Kafka, ...),
  • Experience with services ingesting high volume of transactions and analytics;
  • Fluency in English.
  • Being located in Portugal.

Preferred but not mandatory:

  • Over 4 years of experience with Node.JS;
  • Previous experience working as a full remote Developer;
  • Familiarity with TDD is a (great plus);
  • Experience with Docker, AWS, GCP and ops over cloud.
  • Competitive salary, that ranges from 40.000€ to 70.000€ gross/year;
  • Generous stock options;
  • 25 days of annual leave plus the usual public holidays;
  • Monthly team activities;
  • Conferences, events and training resources (Data science, AI, cloud, any tech stack, painting, origami, you pick!) - we offer €1,000 a year to each person for personal development);
  • International and diverse team.


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