Backend Engineering Internship

About Us

Ozette is a biotech startup that set out to develop a revolutionary immune profiling platform to turn data into actionable, interactive insights. Each year people are diagnosed with cancer, autoimmune diseases, and more. The immune system is the ultimate determinant of health and disease; however, it remains a black box. Leveraging our AI-first technology, we want to provide high-resolution understandings of the immune system to fully unlock its power. 

If you’re passionate about leveraging technology to improve health, explore interning with our innovative and creative team for three months. You will work on some of the most exciting initiatives helping to build and scale backend systems that support human-centered interactive visual interfaces to help solve scientific questions.

Ozette's collaborative platform enables unprecedented transparency and reproducibility through its version-controlled analysis pipeline. It is built on Typescript and React/RecoilJS and our backend APIs are written in Python/Flask, primarily, with most data stored in PostgreSQL and S3.

Our founders are leading experts in data science and medicine and we are backed by some of the best technology investors, including Madrona Venture Group (first investors in Amazon), Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Vulcan Capital. 

Recognizing that the best candidates do not always match all criteria of the job description, we encourage you to apply if you think you would be a good fit for the role and are inspired by our mission.


What you’ll do at Ozette: 

  • Contribute to backend systems and APIs that power Ozette
  • Implement simple user interfaces at times to test backend changes
  • Work with Design, Product, and scientists to discern product requirements and use-cases
  • As part of the engineering team, you'll work side-by-side with a close-knit, collaborative and remote team
  • Have an opportunity to inform/teach others about your work 
  • Prior experience with technologies used within our platform, while helpful, is not necessarily required


We’d love to hear from you if you have/are: 

  • Experience or familiarity/interest in working with Python/Flask, PostgreSQL, AWS, Typescript/React
  • Prior experience with technologies used within our platform, while helpful, is not necessarily required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • An inclusive and entrepreneurial mindset: a creative thinker, gets things done, takes failure in stride, derives signal from ambiguity, and champions the team
  • An interest in learning biological sciences and digging into new challenges
  • Curious and creative. You approach problems incrementally and collaboratively, taking a pragmatic approach without premature optimization or abstraction.
  • Open-minded and collaborative. You enjoy collaborating across disciplines (engineering, design, product, and science) and differing levels of experience, from junior engineers to VPs.
  • Open to direct, clear, and kind feedback, and are willing to give the same to others


Why you will love working here:

Ozette is dedicated to building a world-class science and technology team known for its products and services, high standards, employee development and retention. At the heart of great companies are great teams. We strive to give you everything you need to thrive at work and beyond. 

Our interns work with experienced mentors who have a wide range of engineering and industry experience. Our goal is to give you an opportunity to work with our seasoned team to develop, test, and deploy new features for our product suite, giving you hands-on relevant industry experience. You will work on some of the most exciting initiatives that bridge AI/ML with hard science, packaged with a brilliant user experience.

We offer competitive compensation for our internships, hybrid office schedule with many employees opting for full-time remote, honor all 11 federal holidays + an additional extra day off for every holiday, plan company wide respites during Thanksgiving, Xmas and New Years, and offer a 'take what you need' vacation policy.

Our work and teams thrive most when we are diverse and inclusive, so we take equal opportunity seriously. We commit to fostering a respectful, diverse, and inclusive environment where all team members can contribute and develop to their fullest potential. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities to join our community. Applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly welcomed.

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