Careers

While we aren’t currently advertising for specific roles, Hyrax is always looking for outstanding people to grow capacity in three key areas.

Email info@hyraxbio.co.za for more information.

Algorithm development

We design novel, high-performance algorithms from scratch, and implement them in C and C++. The ideal candidate for an algorithm development role loves mathematics and statistics, and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty learning how to express complex biological problems in code. If you’re a computer scientist who’d much rather tackle novel algorithmic problems than write boilerplate code for an e-commerce website, then we’d love to hear from you!

High performance computing experience would be an advantage in this role, and we’d be particularly interested in candidates who have experience in scientific computing, machine learning, embedded computing, vector graphics or computer vision.

Biology & bioinformatics

A research scientist role at Hyrax would be best-suited to a candidate with a masters or PhD in bioinformatics or biology, with a proven track record in the form of high-quality publications. The ideal candidate would have extensive experience in human or pathogen genomics.

Current research and development focuses include the bioinformatics of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, influenza and hepatitis, as well as human genomics. Experience in one of these research areas would be a significant advantage to an applicant.

Web development

At Hyrax we strive to keep up-to-date with cutting edge web technologies and frameworks. Anyone joining our web development team would be passionate about learning new skills and able to critically assess their value in different contexts, while maintaining high code quality in compliance with modern best practices.

While we are language- and framework-agnostic, our stack is developed in Go and Ember.js and deployed to AWS, so experience with these technologies is an advantage. Experience with API design and distributed web applications is particularly valuable. Other areas of interest include schema-less databases, document design, reliable deployment and map reduce querying.