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Junior Backend/AI Engineer - job post

Verisian
LondonRemote
Full-time

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About Us

We envision a world where groundbreaking medical therapies are judged using all available evidence and the best tools, where the science is transparent to companies, regulators, and patients alike, and where patients have access to the latest cutting-edge treatments as soon as possible.

We’re building innovation for clinical research and public health authorities. While initiatives exist that have brought standardization for clinical trial data, lengthy analysis and submission cycles remain just as increasing trial complexity presents substantial challenges in decision-making and the potential for critical errors.

The products we build empower researchers and regulators to analyze and monitor studies transparently in real-time, leading to improved and safer therapies for devastating diseases.

By joining us, you will commit yourself to building software that enables the progression and faithful assessment of clinical trial outcomes to make the world a healthier place for everyone.

Culture

At Verisian, our mission is to build the future of clinical trials and drug approvals. To help us succeed, we're creating a unique employee culture. We're fanatically customer obsessed, crafting world-class products that customers love with every interaction. We take extreme ownership and accountability of our work, seeing whatever we do through to completion. We communicate candidly and directly with each other, even when it's uncomfortable. We're innately curious, open to alternative perspectives and invest passionately in our own continuous growth.

Role Description

As a Backend/AI Engineer, you will join our world-class engineering team in building the foundation for the Verisian Platform. You will work on parsers for programming languages (SAS, R, and Python) used by statistical programmers in clinical trial analyses. You will transform the results into graphs based on which we build the Verisian Platform products. In addition, you will use the results to fine-tune LLMs to enable code explanation, question answering and data exploration systems, and automate creating new analyses.

You will be responsible for extensive automated testing and strong participation in analysis, design, building and deployment of the entire analytics and backend stack. As part of our core team, you will join us in building and testing new functionality, troubleshooting customer issues, finding root causes, and deploying required fixes to ensure maximal user impact and performance.

We run code analysis pipelines based on Antlr4 and Java. Our application stack is currently based on Next.js and Theia (Express.js and React/TypeScript) and deployed via Docker/Kubernetes in the cloud. Git is where our code lives, and Github Actions is how it gets out into the world.

We currently focus on our core products: the Verisian Tracer and Validator. Our tooling automatically extracts full dataset and column-level data lineage information from existing clinical trials to enable trial building, understanding, editing, communication, as well as trial code and data reuse. This means clinical trials are analyzed faster and better to the benefit of all of humanity.

Requirements

  • Experience with and strong interest in programming languages and parsing algorithms
  • Extensive experience in at least one low-level programming language, preferably Java
  • Extensive hands-on experience with ML/AI concepts, especially LLM fine-tuning
  • Experience with graph theory and algorithm implementation
  • Experience identifying and resolving performance and scalability issues
  • Experience in testing, integration testing, build and release management (CI/CD, Github Actions/similar)
  • Strong focus on building as a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • “If it’s not code and documented, it doesn’t exist”-mindset
  • Iteration mindset
  • We & mission mindset

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with compilers / interpreters
  • Experience with Antlr4 / similar parsing framework

We welcome candidates of diverse experience levels, and meeting every requirement is not mandatory. Research indicates that underrepresented groups tend to apply only if they meet all qualifications. If you're enthusiastic about the role, please apply and let our recruiters evaluate your application.

Benefits

  • What you build impacts the lives of people around the world
  • Highly collaborative, ambitious and world-class team
  • Employee Stock Options Plan
  • All remote, asynchronous work environment
  • Additional benefits depending on country of residence
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