Senior Software Architect

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

We are hiring a Senior Software Architect to lead in the next phase of growth for our marketplace supporting scientists in the biotech industry. We understand you have many choices in your career. If you are looking for your next challenge and enjoy working with other mission-driven individuals impacting the life sciences industry, we encourage you to consider ZAGENO.

You will be at the epicenter of architectural decision-making to help build our technology vision and drive technology strategy. You work closely with our engineering leads and product on the definition and delivery of highly scalable and secure SaaS solutions. We are looking to hire a strategic hands-on thinker who enjoys a cross-functional leadership role to influence business partners and engineering leads, paired with business acumen. You will rely on technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills to support a growing two-sided marketplace.

In this role you will:
  • Develop architectural solutions to apply an API first strategy
  • Conceptualize software solutions to address particular needs for end-users
  • Collaborating with the tech and product team to determine project scope and direction
  • Evaluate existing software solutions to identify areas for improvement
  • Determine project timelines and complete work to deadlines
  • Conduct cost analysis to ensure projects remain within budget
  • Maintain thorough documentation of systems and applications
  • Provide leadership to engineers and product
  • Oversee architectural approaches from conception to implementation
  • Act as a high-level decision-maker in the process

About You

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Architect or in a similar role
  • 10+ years of experience with software development
  • 10+ years of experience with coding in various languages (Python, Java, C#)
  • Experience architecting a marketplace or order management system 
  • Outstanding knowledge of software and application design and architecture
  • You enjoy coding while guiding the team with a proof of concepts
  • A technical mindset and analytical approach combined with a strong business sense
  • A critical thinker with problem-solving skills with an excellent eye for detail
  • Good time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English
  • MA in computer science, engineering, or similar relevant field

Our Benefits

  • Working for a mission driven business with a meaningful challenge making a positive impact on the scientific community
  •  A clear growth perspective
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • Competitive compensation
  • A learning and development budget to enable your ambitions to grow 
  • Health benefits - medical, dental, and vision
  • 401K with company match
  • 4 weeks of vacation annually 
  • Commuting and Fitness Benefits
  • A budget to improve your home office environment