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Data Engineer


Loyal is a clinical-stage veterinary medicine company.

We’re developing drugs intended to delay and reverse aging in dogs, because we believe they deserve as many happy years as we can give them.

ABOUT the role

We are hiring a Data Engineer to join the Computational Biology team! This is a great opportunity for someone with a full stack skill set looking to maximize their impact, continue learning and utilize the full suite of data engineering tools. While a background in biology is not required, a demonstrated interest in biological research is a major plus. Being in a startup, you will also interface with many other teams and get to know the longevity drug pipeline end-to-end, from bench assays to clinical trials. You will see your work directly impact the development and deployment of longevity treatments.

Loyal is founded and led by a first-gen, female CEO – we encourage and look forward to diverse applicants.

As part of the Computational Biology team you will:

  • Create and manage data flows, models and databases for sources ranging from web traffic to omics datasets
  • Support data science efforts by creating and maintaining libraries and environments to access and cross reference data
  • Create internally and externally facing dashboards to monitor ongoing company activities and initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of projects throughout Loyal and spot areas where your or the team’s expertise would provide value
  • Create documentation for all activities
  • Contribute expertise to compute infrastructure decision-making and strategy
  • Provide advice and support on data management best practices for ongoing studies, both internally and externally facing
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practices and solutions for data engineering
  • Write up workflows to open source our ideas and solutions to infrastructure problems


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • 1-5 years of relevant experience, course projects count
  • Proficient in Python, Git

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or related field Experience with AWS, HTML, CSS, python, Terraform, React, Django, S3, Docker, Postgres Demonstrated work on a consumer-facing projects Demonstrated experience of collaborative coding through contributions to open source projects

How you work and think:

  • Strong desire to work collaboratively within a team and across teams
  • Always looking for opportunities to assist others
  • Desire to learn and grow in ability and responsibilities
  • Process driven - creates frameworks to tackle challenging problems
  • Mission driven - able to put day to day work in the context of the overall goals of the company
  • Track record of communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Able to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Empathy to others and low ego

Our Values

The Fundamentality of Health | Good health is critical to every other human (and animal!) experience. We believe health is a fundamental right and are dedicating our lives to maximizing health and developing better medicines for the worst diseases.

Truth Seeking & Feedback Loops | Uniquely in biology, there is a predetermined truth of whether a specific drug will work or not — we just have to catch up with biology! We seek out this truth and do not shy away from inconvenient truths. This holds for personal development too: we are always searching for feedback loops and embody a perpetual growth mindset.

Morality & Empathy | We are developing medicines that may one day be given to a living animal, medicines that if designed badly could hurt that animal instead of help. This is a huge responsibility and should be respected as such. Our work needs to adhere to the strictest moral code and always integrate empathy for the patient.

Transparency | We believe full transparency in thoughts, opinions, intentions, and actions (both good ones and mistakes) is a better way to build a business and work together.

Kindness | Great business(wo)men do not need to be ruthless — you can execute excellently with kindness.

Dog gifs | We love them.

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  • data
  • eng
  • science



Loyal is a clinical-stage veterinary medicine company working on giving dogs longer, healthier lives.







San Francisco, CA, United States