Software Developer and Data Scientist in Paris


40,000 - €80,000
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Job Description

Launched in 2017 in the rebranding process of Heurisko, Altar is a biotechnology company based in Genopole Evry which develops and commercializes innovative solutions in the field of automated cell cultivation. Its technologies are mostly used to improve characteristics in microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts, microalgae) or plant cells.

Through the commercialization of contract research and the execution of co-development projects, Altar collaborates with leading industrial companies and prestigious academic institutions. The company contributes to the development of innovative and sustainable processes and products with applications in various sectors (chemicals, food, feed, fuels, cosmetics, biostimulation, biocontrol).

The new version of its automated cell cultivation technology is currently under development and will offer novel functionalities. Besides, informatic tools are required for the digitalization and the scale-up of the company’s activities. Finally, an ambitious Data Science program aims at collecting and processing data obtained from the cultivation platform and from genome sequencing.

You are base in Altar premises in Paris area (Genopole d’Evry and ESPCI Paris).

Main responsibilities

You work in tight collaboration with the other members of the team.

Under the supervision of the general manager, to whom you report, you are in charge of the following activities:
• Development of tools for data collection and processing;
• Development of automated reporting tools;
• Digitalization in the laboratory: mapping of requirements, business process modeling and assessment of existing solutions on the market (including Open Source solutions);
• Maintenance of existing systems;
• Drafting of the necessary documentation and version management;
• Other activities and responsibilities, if necessary, to ensure the company’s success.

In addition, you are assigned to certain tasks related to software development of the cultivation platform, under the supervision of the engineer in charge of its deployment and maintenance, to whom you report for the following activities:
• Development of web interfaces and Java Linux control software;
• Interfacing with sensors on Arduino and technology watch;
• Development of a SNMP system for the monitoring of the cultivation platform;
• Maintenance of existing systems;
• Drafting of the necessary documentation and version management;

Selection criteria

Candidates should have the following qualities, skills and experience:
• Skills and expertise in informatics:
o Proficiency in Java, javascript, HTML, et Eclipse
o Linux environment, preferably Debian
o Digital electronics (I2C, SPI, Arduino)
o C++, SNMP, SQL, D3JS, Elasticsearch, Angular, REST
o Version Management system such as Git
• Basic knowledge or competence in data science;
• Ideally, you have at least one previous experience in the development of projects involving Java and web technologies;
• Bio-informatics skills are a bonus for the job;
• Curiosity, endurance and perseverance;
• Well-structured and rigorous working habit;
• Dynamism and leadership;
• Willingness to travel outside France and Europe;
• English proficiency.


• Be part of a small, young and dynamic team;
• Tight collaboration with all team members;
• Join a growing and innovative company with prestigious references;
• Work on projects having an impact on your collaborator’s work and on the company;
• Flexibility, room for initiative and new ideas;
• Flexible work arrangements;
• Potential for other positions while company is growing;
• Annual gross salary depending on qualification and experience.

If you are interested in this position and you think that you fit the job description, please send a CV and covering letter, in French or English, by email, to the following address : We will then contact you for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

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