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Data Engineer

The Every Cure Team: 

Every Cure is a start-up, nonprofit drug development organization on a mission to alleviate suffering for the ~300 million people worldwide battling diseases without FDA-approved treatments by unlocking hidden cures. We are building a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered platform to identify FDA-approved treatments that can be repurposed for untreated diseases. Inspired by our success in repurposing over a dozen drugs for new uses, including one that is saving Dr. David Fajgenbaum's own life, we are committed to unlocking the full potential of FDA-approved drugs to treat every disease and patient possible.

Our groundbreaking approach revolves around building an open-source database and employing cutting-edge tools to identify drug repurposing opportunities. Since launching at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative, we have received tremendous media attention and recognition including the 2023 Elevate Prize Foundation Founder’s Award, attracted leaders from across industries, been invited to share about our work at the White House, Aspen Ideas, and a Congressional Caucus Briefing, and demonstrated the life-saving potential of our platform.

Four strategic pillars guide our efforts:

  • Using an AI engine to identify promising drug repurposing opportunities.
  • Prioritizing high-impact opportunities which affect neglected patient communities.
  • Efficiently validating promising opportunities through laboratory and clinical studies.
  • Ensuring everyone has equitable access to new cures.

As a nonprofit organization, we are able to focus on maximizing patient impact and saving lives without needing to consider the commercial viability of drugs, including the 80% that are already generic and completely neglected. Our team, comprising experts in drug discovery, data analysis, and clinical trials, collaborates with entities ranging from philanthropic organizations to biopharmaceutical industries including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Flagship Pioneering, Clinton Global Initiative, Elevate Prize Foundation, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies, among others.

The Every Cure team is expanding rapidly and seeking top-notch, purpose-driven professionals to perform a range of tasks to save lives with hidden cures. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated, patient-focused team based in Philadelphia, PA and New York City that works closely with international collaborators, government agencies, academic researchers, philanthropic organizations, and biopharmaceutical companies to make a significant impact on patients with major unmet medical needs.

Role summary: 

As a Software / Data Engineer at Every Cure, you will bring your ardor for data and innovative problem-solving to contribute to our mission. Working closely with our data scientists and external contractors and stakeholders, you will design and implement the architectural solutions critical to our AI-powered platform's success. This role offers the unique opportunity to shape the future of data-driven drug repurposing, develop new methodologies for data utilization, and significantly influence patients’ health outcomes.

What You'll Do:

  • Design and implement the systems architecture of our data handling and analysis platform, ensuring scalability, security, and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with a range of scientific partners and learn from them to  understand the biological and medical domain.
  • Effectively communicate the engineering approach, how it meets & addresses objectives, and resulting possibilities and limitations to scientific and business stakeholders
  • Contribute to development of standards & frameworks to ensure development best practices can be easily adhered to
  • Collaborate, coach and learn with a growing team of Engineers, including giving and receiving honest feedback, creating development opportunities and providing coaching for your team, and enhancing your own expertise in areas you are most energized by


  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field or a comparable education that allows you to engage in first principle reasoning, structured problem disaggregation and critical thinking.
  • At least 4+ years of experience in software development, with a strong background in data modeling and big data technologies.
  • Proficiency in general-purpose programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, Scala) and big data platforms (SQL, Hadoop, Spark, Databricks, BigQuery).
  • Expertise in data structures, algorithms, networking, and Unix/Linux OS.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) and database technologies (RDBMS, MPP, optionally NoSQL).

Experience in:

  • Being able to share experiences about a production system that you built and operated in a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate complex ideas effectively.

It would be nice but not essential if you have: 

  • Proven ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environments like start-ups (e.g., willingness to take up multiple roles, high degree of autonomy)
  • Professional or academic experience specifically in biology / chemistry /drug discovery or repurposing space


This role is based in London with an expectation of minimum 2 days per week in office. It may involve infrequent travel to Philadelphia, PA or New York, NY. 

Salary and benefits:

£50-100k depending on experience, plus benefits including:

  • Time Away from Work
  • Paid Family/Medical Leave
  • Holidays
  • Health Insurance/Retirement Benefits
  • Modern notebook & home office equipment budget

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