We are actively recruiting for:


Backend Developer


Backend Developer

Hyrax Biosciences is hiring an intermediate candidate with a focus on API and backend development, and an interest in devops, to join our small, highly-skilled software development team. We are a genetic diagnostics software company, so you’ll get to work with a team of developers and scientists to apply your skills directly to some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges, including COVID-19, HIV and cancer. No previous biology or genetics experience required - we’ll teach you everything you need to know!

Hyrax Biosciences is a fully remote company, with flexible working hours, progressive HR policies and a strong focus on employee development and work-life balance. We boast an extremely low turnover rate and a high level of job satisfaction.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in functional programming and some exposure to ops/infrastructure.

Technical requirements


  • We predominately use Linux so a reasonable understand of Linux and the Linux CLI are important.
  • Experience using Docker would be helpful


The candidate must have a minimum experience of

  • 2 years functional programming
  • 1 years exposure to op/devops/infrastructure preferably with AWS but experience in general will be acceptable


Experience in any of these will be an advantage. We will however assist with training for any that you are not familiar with.

  • Haskell: The API backends you interact with are primarily written in Haskell.
  • Elixir: Our APIs and web sites use Elixir (Phoenix)
  • AWS: All our servers run in AWS. Interacting with, deploying and supporting our AWS infrastructure are an important part of this role.
  • Docker
  • Linux


  • As this is a fully remote position you will need to be self motivated and passionate about learning.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in an existing team and with existing code bases.
  • Good people and communication skills, and excellent ability to work with others as part of a team.
  • A strong appetite for solving problems.
  • Participate in code reviews, and provide feedback to your peers
  • Share knowledge and assist in growing your team

To apply please send a recent CV to careers@hyraxbio.com.