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.