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Optibrium is a growing technology company dedicated to providing software to guide decisions involving complex, uncertain data in an intuitive way. 
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Optibrium

Working at Optibrium offers an environment where you can fulfil your potential and build a career. From day-one, you will be working as part of a team and given every opportunity to utilise and expand your skills and expertise. Your contributions will always be valued and likely to have significant influence in the advancement of Optibrium’s cheminformatics and computational chemistry software product range.

Current Vacancies

Please email a short cover note, outlining your skills, experience and why you’d like to join the Optibrium team, along with a copy of your current CV to: [email protected]

Business Development Manager – Europe

The Business Development Manager for Europe (including the UK) will cover the full business development lifecycle, proactively finding and following up on leads, running the sales process and managing accounts post-sale. As part of our commercial team and with support from colleagues in application sciences, research and legal, you will be responsible for growing our customer base, retaining current accounts and meeting revenue targets. You will work with organisations ranging from multi-national companies to early-stage startups, leveraging your background from chemistry, biology or related life sciences, your understanding of computational approaches, and experience from a previous business development role to build new relationships.

The successful candidate might be based in the UK, Germany, or France, with regular travel to the headquarters in Cambridge, UK, along with visits to customer sites and conferences (up to 25%) across Europe.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Identify and validate new opportunities to expand our customer base and develop new relationships, especially within the vibrant biotech community.
  • Leverage your network and use inside sales, databases, networking events and other resources to identify new leads.
  • Independently plan and perform the sales process, managing multiple opportunities and projects simultaneously. Take a detail-oriented approach to track opportunities in our CRM platform and organise the related documents.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of our software products and their value to research organisations within the pharmaceutical and related sectors. Demonstrate the software workflows and the value they bring via in-person or web-meetings with customers. Work with Optibrium’s subject-matter experts where appropriate.
  • Proactively support existing accounts, nurture customer relationships, and generate additional business opportunities for license expansion and cross-selling. Work with our application science team to offer customer training.
  • As part of the commercial team, contribute to developing the commercial strategy and campaigns.
  • Provide timely feedback to our UK-based product development team from customers regarding bugs or potential feature enhancements to guide future product development and communicate progress to customers.
  • Represent Optibrium at trade shows, partnering meetings and other conferences.

Business Development Manager – North America

The Business Development Manager for North America will cover the full business development lifecycle, proactively finding and following up on leads, running the sales process and ongoing account management. As part of our commercial team and with support from colleagues in application sciences, research and legal, you will be responsible for growing our customer base, retaining current accounts and meeting revenue targets. You will work with organisations ranging from multi-national companies to early-stage start-ups, leveraging your background from chemistry, biology or related life sciences, your understanding of computational approaches, and experience from a previous business development role to build new relationships.

The successful candidate should be based in the Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA or San Diego, CA areas with regular travel to customer sites and conferences (up to 25%) across North America and to our headquarters in Cambridge, UK. US citizenship or work authorisation is required.

Responsibilities and Objectives

  • Identify and validate new opportunities to expand our customer base and develop new relationships, especially within the vibrant biotech community. Leverage your network and use inside sales, databases, networking events and other resources to identify new leads.
  • Independently plan and perform the sales process, managing multiple opportunities and projects simultaneously. Take a detail-oriented approach to track opportunities in our CRM platform and organise the related documents.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of our software products and their value to research organisations within the pharmaceutical and related sectors. Demonstrate the software workflows and the value they bring via in-person or web-meetings with customers. Work with Optibrium’s subject-matter experts where appropriate.
  • Proactively support existing accounts, nurture customer relationships, and generate additional business opportunities for license expansion and cross-selling. Work with our application science team to offer customer training.
  • As part of the commercial team, contribute to developing the commercial strategy and campaigns.
  • Provide timely feedback to our UK-based product development team from customers regarding bugs or potential feature enhancements to guide future product development and communicate progress to customers.
  • Represent Optibrium at trade shows, partnering meetings and other conferences.

DevOps Engineer

Do you have strong Python development skills and a passion for Development Operations? If so, we would love to talk to you about our future product enhancements and growth and how you could support ongoing project and greenfield development work.

We use modern technologies and workflows to develop Machine-Learning-as-a-Service products analysing large volumes of chemical and biological data. This enables our customers to target the best compounds and focus experimental resources on the most valuable measurements.

This opportunity could suit a Python developer looking to move into DevOps or an experienced DevOps engineer looking to use their strong coding skills. You will spend a large amount of time developing, testing and deploying Python server applications.

As you will be working closely with our customers’ IT and IT Security Engineers to design and implement the deployment of our products, a strong understanding of Network Engineering is essential, specifically the risks and outcomes of running and operating virtual machines behind customer firewalls.

You will also have a reasonable coverage of the following experience and skills:

  • Advanced Python programming and packaging experience, including: setuptools/buildtools, behave, pytest, flask, WSGI servers, flake8, NumPy, Pandas and SciPy
  • Deep understanding of docker build and distribution strategies
  • Experience developing Kubernetes applications with deployment via Helm charts
  • Experience developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform and Ansible
  • Understanding of AWS resources, including: Control Tower, EKS, EC2, ALB/ACM, S3, IAM, VPC and Security Groups
  • Development of pipelines as code using Jenkins and essential GitOps
  • Strong Git skills, including understanding Gitflow and PR based peer-review workflows
  • Previous experience with automated integration testing in CI/CD pipelines using Gerkin/Cucumber/Behave
  • Advanced Linux server maintenance and debugging skills

This will be a hybrid role – based in the UK you will be able to visit the Cambridge office.

If you’re interested in joining a growingentrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer hybrid & flexible working, competitive base salarypension contribution, employee private medical coverlife insurancegym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

Visa sponsorship considered.

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Build Engineer

As we continue to grow our product range and development team, we now require a dedicated Build Engineer to improve and maintain our existing build, test, and deploy pipelines. This is a rare opportunity for you to take ownership of our current continuous integration approach and environment, increasing its efficiency and robustness. You will be increasing development and release velocity, improving our code health, profiling build pipelines, identifying bottlenecks or unwanted steps and helping in the migration of 3rd party library dependencies, e.g., Qt5 to Qt6.

To excel in this role we would be looking for experience in:

  • Working with C++ and python codebases along with version control systems such as git
  • C++ build systems, for example Bazel or CMake
  • Building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Packaging desktop software for deployments to multiple platforms
  • Packaging servers for deployment on Unix systems
  • Managing internal library packaging and deployment, for example conan, pypi

Our teams enjoy self-management, collaboration, honest communication, and excellent coding practices.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

Visa sponsorship considered.

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills

Chief Technology Officer

With a track record of strong growth (25-30% year-on-year) and an investment secured in February 2021, we are excited to be recruiting a Chief Technical Officer, who will oversee and guide our software and infrastructure development. In this role you will drive our technical strategy, allowing us to meet our commercial and product objectives. A key part of the role is to lead the Software Engineering, DevOps and QA teams to develop and deploy high-quality products and cloud services.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and retaining high-quality team members, ensuring we are the company of choice by facilitating the personal development and effective training of all team members.
  • Ensuring the use of industry best practices and setting the standards for security and performance.
  • Representing the Software Engineering, DevOps, QA and IT functions at Executive and Board levels.
  • Representing the Company in an engaging manner to customer, investors and the wider community.

The role is based in Cambridge, UK, and as a member of the senior executive team, your flexibility to visit the office regularly will be very valuable.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Director of Research

With a track record of peer-reviewed scientific research translated into successful products, and an investment secured in February 2021, we are excited to be recruiting a Director of Research, who will lead our Research team to develop and apply ground-breaking new methods in predictive modelling and machine learning methods for drug discovery.

Main Priorities of the Role:

  • Lead the Research team to develop novel methods, including quantum mechanical (DFT and semi-empirical) and machine learning, to improve the productivity and efficiency of drug discovery, consistent with customer needs and the company’s strategy
  • As a member of the company’s senior management team, help to guide the company’s R&D strategy
  • Work closely with the Development team to ensure the translation of scientific innovation into scientifically rigorous, valuable, and compelling products for our customers
  • Support members of the Research team working with customers on projects to apply our innovative methods to their drug discovery challenges. Ensure that insights gained from these projects inform our internal research and development
  • Retain and recruit excellent members of the Research team and support them to achieve their objectives, consistent with the Research team’s and company’s objectives
  • Work closely with the Commercial team to communicate our scientific innovations in a clear and scientifically accurate way and support our customer’s effective use of our products
  • Represent the company’s scientific innovations and products in a clear and engaging way to the scientific community at conferences and in meetings with current and potential customers

We would expect you to have:

  • A PhD in chemistry, computational chemistry, cheminformatics, machine learning or a related field
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • Experience of scientific management in a commercial environment

Optibrium provides elegant software solutions for small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software with a highly visual and user-friendly interface. StarDrop™ enables a seamless flow from the latest data through to predictive modelling and decision-making regarding the next round of synthesis and research, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry™ products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

C++ Software Engineer

If you enjoy working in C++ on client- and server-side code development, then our multiple opportunities in our cheminformatics and computational chemistry software development team could suit you well. This is a chance for you to further enhance or extend our product range, writing clean, maintainable code with a true commitment to testing. A flair for developing user-centric GUI designs with a good balance of power and usability will make you very popular with us and our customers.

To excel in this role, you will be able to identify and choose software architectures, class and library designs that have an appropriate clarity and flexibility. Clearly solid software development experience and skills in C++ are a must, use of Qt will allow you to hit the ground running.

Our teams enjoy self-management, collaboration, honest communication and excellent coding practices.

This role is based out of our Cambridge, UK office.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Python Software Engineer

If you enjoy working in Python, working with databases and interfacing to servers in the cloud, then do take a look at our products that involve client- and server-side code development. We have multiple opportunities in our software development team. This is a chance for you to further enhance or extend our range of cheminformatic and computational chemistry products by writing clean, maintainable code with a true commitment to testing.

To excel in this role, you will have familiarity with python based servers or services, e.g. flask and may have some experience with Elasticsearch.

Our teams enjoy self-management, collaboration, honest communication and excellent coding practices.

This role is based out of our Cambridge, UK office.

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Research Scientist – Machine Learning and Cheminformatics

This in a great opportunity for you to further innovate at the forefront of machine learning applied to the challenges of drug discovery. We have a track record of translating peer-reviewed scientific research into successful products. Working collaboratively within our Research team you will develop and validate new machine learning methods for cheminformatics and drug discovery.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Deliver prototypes with excellent proof-of-concept
  • Support our software engineers to turn your prototypes into robust and validated products that address our users’ challenges in discovering new medicines
  • Publish high-quality peer-reviewed papers to highlight the rigor and quality of our scientific research
  • Present your work in a clear and engaging way at conferences and in webinars
  • Support our Sales and Marketing team to clearly and accurately convey the science underlying our products
  • Participate in meetings with scientists working for current and potential customers

Ideally you will have the following experience:

  • PhD in chemistry, computational chemistry, cheminformatics, machine learning or a related field
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to vacanc[email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.

Research Scientist – Bioinformatics/Cheminformatics

If you have a track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations we have a great opportunity for you to further grow our success in translating peer-reviewed scientific research into successful products. We are looking for a Research Scientist to work collaboratively within our Research Team to develop and validate methods for SAR analysis and modelling of peptides and other biological macromolecules for drug discovery – translating our success from small molecules.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Deliver prototypes with excellent proof-of-concept
  • Collaborate with our software engineers to develop high-quality products that address our users’ challenges in discovering new medicines
  • Publish high-quality peer-reviewed papers to highlight the rigor and quality of our scientific research
  • Present your work in a clear and engaging way at conferences and in webinars
  • Support our Sales and Marketing team to clearly and accurately convey the science underlying our products
  • Participate in meetings with scientists working for current and potential customers

Ideally you will have the following experience:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, cheminformatics or machine learning applied to these fields
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and/or conference presentations

If you’re interested in joining a growing, entrepreneurial team working in an exciting field where the software developed makes a difference to the lives of people, please apply with a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We offer onsite, hybrid & flexible working, a competitive base salary, pension contribution, employee private medical cover, life insurance, gym membership assistance, cycle to work scheme, and of course, lovely colleagues!

We are a growing technology company dedicated to providing elegant software solutions for drug discovery. Optibrium’s lead product, StarDrop™, is a comprehensive suite of integrated software that guides small molecule design, optimisation, and data analysis, improving the speed, efficiency, and productivity of the discovery process. The company’s new Augmented Chemistry® products and services deliver ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies that continuously learn from all available data to supplement researchers’ experience and skills.