Scientific Software Developer at Schrödinger, New York (5 February 2024)

Schrödinger is seeking a Scientific Software Developer / Senior Scientific Software Developer to join them in their mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods!

Schrödinger is on the cutting edge of computer-aided drug discovery and materials science, and our software suites continue to revolutionize the design of therapeutics and materials. FEP+, WaterMap, Glide, Maestro, and LiveDesign are just a few examples of the tools they’ve created.

As a member of their Force Fields team, you’ll apply sound engineering fundamentals and test-driven development to write clear, highly-organized, and maintainable code. Your work will support the development of atomistic physics-based models with unprecedented levels of accuracy to facilitate breakthroughs in computer-aided chemical discovery.

Who will love this job:

  • A proficient Python or C++ programmer who understands object-oriented software development
  • A student of chemistry, biology, or physics who’s eager to use software to solve scientific problems

What you’ll do:

  • Work on core force field libraries in Python and modern C++
  • Collaborate with scientists to explore and implement new force field terms
  • Upgrade and optimize existing workflows for scalability and reliability

What you should have:

  • A Master’s or PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or a related field
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of the Python programming language
  • At least two years of professional or open-source software development experience
  • An interest in adopting best engineering practices

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with the application of molecular simulation and QM methods in model validation
  • Knowledge of modern C++ features

Pay and perks:
Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have regular catered meals in the office, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time. Our Office Management team also plans a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been included in Crain’s New York Best Places to Work, BuiltIn’s NYC Best Place to Work, and Newsweek’s list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces.

Estimated base salary range: $120,000 – $160,000. Actual compensation package is dependent on a number of factors, including, for example, experience, education, degrees held, market data, and business needs. If you have any questions regarding the compensation for this role, do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our Strategic Growth team.