About Hyrax Biosciences

Website

Address

South African National Bioinformatics Institute, 5th Floor, Life Sciences Building, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Belville, 7535

Company Size

1-15
Summary

What we do

Hyrax Biosciences is an award-winning early-stage bioinformatics company, specialising in high-performance web services that analyse DNA for HIV and TB drug resistance testing.

Why Work For Us

We believe in doing work that can have a significant positive impact on society. Drug resistance is a critical threat to global public health, and we are committed to creating software to address that problem. As such we endeavour to build software that is affordable and easy to use, in the hope of maximising its reach and impact.

Our Engineering Processes

Our stack’s central API is developed in Ruby on Rails. Other services are written in Go, Python, C++11, Elixir and Node.js (on AWS Lambda). We favour critical thought in selecting a framework or language over experience with any specific technology. Our services are deployed to AWS, and as such experience with this or a similar cloud platform would be highly beneficial.

We maintain a flat organisational structure that allows each member the autonomy to reach their full creative potential. As such our developers must be self-motivated, and clear communicators.

Our Hiring Process

The most important factor in our hiring process is how well a candidate fits in with the team professionally: we like diverse viewpoints and backgrounds, drive and curiosity. We will usually have an initial technical interview, followed by a meeting with some more members of the team, to ensure that you'll enjoy working with us, and vice versa.

Perks
Work remotely for two days a week
Flexible leave
Flat management structure
Constant learning
Benefit society
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Amazon s3
Amazon S3
Amazon vpc
Amazon VPC
Cplusplus
C++
Emberjs
Ember.js
Go
Go
Google app engine
Google App Engine
Html5
HTML5
Postgresql
PostgreSQL
Python
Python
Rails
Rails

DevOps

Git
Git
Github
GitHub

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Slack
Slack
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The Hyrax team.

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