Hafnium Labs, a greentech startup enabling climate solutions with scientific software for faster and smarter chemical R&D, just created a seat at the table for a remarkable front-end developer. The position will be core to establishing our software as a standard for digital chemistry and the green transition.
A bit about us
For a 3 minute intro, here’s our pitch from Web Summit 2018: https://youtu.be/B75nez6gvvU?t=28220
Advances in chemistry are core to the green transition: From biofuels and carbon capture to substitution of harmful chemicals with environmentally friendly ones, the world spends $350 billion annually on chemical R&D to create a brighter future.
But progress is limited by slow and expensive trial-and-error experimentation and legacy enterprise software, incapable of incorporating state-of-the-art research and compute power.
We want to change that. Using technologies such as quantum chemistry and probabilistic machine learning, we have developed a set of breakthrough digital tools that help energy, chemicals, and consumer companies develop green products and carbon-free processes.
To succeed, we have gathered a team of exceptional scientists with strong software development skills. But building the world’s most powerful platform for predicting chemistry is only half the equation.
Intuitive interfaces, robust products, and best practice test and release cycles are equally important. To create tools that our customers will love. And create a brighter future.
That’s why we want to offer you the chance to join us in creating something truly groundbreaking
By building beautiful and modular interfaces, you will help turn cutting-edge technology into tools that make real-world impact.
Your charter has a number of components:
Take leading role in designing and developing our interfaces
Develop custom user interfaces and widgets for Jupyter Lab using React.js and Typescript
Continuously work with our engineers and customers to improve user experience
Work closely with the team to implement new features
Prototype APIs in Python and design user journeys to enable utilization of the rich features offered by our powerful back-end
Help shape and future-proof our tech stack, especially our front-end technologies
Lead by example to contribute to our culture of best practice QA and testing
Take active role in making high-level architectural design decisions on our front-end
We do not have a checklist of requirements that you need to fulfil. But you are expected to have excellent front-end engineering skills and it’s a plus if you already have experience with Jupyter Lab. In addition to our front-end technologies, our tech stack also includes databases (SQL), scripting and software development (C++, C#, Python, Julia) and cloud computing (customer-relevant platforms / Big 4). Any experience you have with these or other backend technologies is great, but not a requirement.
What we do require is that you are passionately curious, learn fast and proactively take ownership. Whether you have shipped fully featured B2B products to enterprise customers or have outstanding academic credentials, we’d love to hear from you if building software for enabling climate solutions excites you.
We expect you to thrive in a culture of high-quality and adaptable software delivery using code reviews and testing. This includes having a deep understanding of how to navigate the immediate benefit of a feature and the technical debt incurred by its implementation. We care deeply about our customers: Balancing how we serve them fast while maintaining the integrity and agility of our software is key to the success of our company and a responsibility you should feel comfortable with.
We have no expectations on scientific knowledge – but we do expect you to be passionate about learning more. You will work with our scientists and learn how we apply cutting-edge science and technologies to enable the green transition.
We offer a dynamic and flexible work environment and competitive salary.
Who you will be teaming up with
Hafnium Labs was founded in 2016 but our passion for developing digital tools to advance chemical research goes back 17 years, where our two co-founders started their chemical engineering studies together. Since then, Bjørn combined his software developer background with award-winning academic performance, to develop the technology we are now bringing to market. Jon spent 6 years with BCG helping corporates reach their top strategic goals.
You will be working in an international team of mostly PhDs in chemistry and physics on a mission to bring cutting-edge digital tools to industrial use. Our office is in Copenhagen (Latin: Hafnia), from where the element Hafnium has its name.
Our DNA is passionately curious. We welcome all people and backgrounds, as long as they are driven by always wanting to learn more, build new solutions and improve what exists. This allows us to help our customers solve some of the hardest problems in the world – and create a brighter future.
Contact us if this invitation has caught your attention and you want to learn more. You are welcome to include your resume and short cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a strong fit, but we are also happy to start the conversation without this.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.