Software Engineer, Lab Systems



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

Neuralink is seeking accomplished candidates with a record of outstanding achievement in software engineering. Engineers on the Lab Systems software team work closely with other teams – neuroscientists, physicists, roboticists, chip designers, pathologists, and mechanical engineers – to build Neuralink’s centralized data aggregation and analysis platform. We are building a data platform to collect, organize, and visualize a diverse set of data ranging from neural signal recordings to brain histology images to microfabrication manufacturing data. As a member of our team, you will own projects that drive engineering and experimentation at Neuralink. You will have the opportunity to fully own and drive projects, from interfacing with stakeholders, gathering requirements, and delivering exceptional software.

Jobs at Neuralink are highly dynamic; depending on your skills and our needs, you may work across a wide range of projects, from interpreting neural data to analyzing histology, building surgical tools, or developing brand-new BCI approaches. Successful candidates will be highly adaptable, able to deploy core technical and creative skills to tackle a wide range of problems and have a keen sense of urgency.

Job Responsibilities:

  • End-to-end ownership of software development projects, including, but not limited to, full-stack development and cutting-edge data engineering work
  • Gather requirements in ambiguous problem spaces and design elegant solutions
  • Participate in design review and code review of other team member’s projects
  • Work directly and iteratively with stakeholders to grow MVPs into mature solutions
  • Own the design, development and testing of software development projects
  • Delivery. You may enjoy thoughtful conversations about problems and perfecting designs, but in the end, you know that what matters is delivering a solution that works
  • You are a cross-disciplinary team member. You are excited to work with and learn from software, mechanical, electrical, materials, biological engineers, and neuroscientists. You are comfortable communicating across teams
  • Resourceful, flexible and adaptable; no task is too big or too small

Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of exceptional ability in software engineering
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrated work experience
  • Experience owning and delivering projects that have had real world impact
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience understanding requirements and delivering iteratively
  • A strong eye for user experience
Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only:
Texas Pay Transparency
$89,000$211,000 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview