Job Title: Solution Engineer

Reporting to: Manager, Software Engineering

Location: Durham, North Carolina or Remote

About Pairwise:

Pairwise is a mission-driven food+tech company dedicated to building a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables. Founded in 2017 by eminent scientists in the gene editing and biotechnology fields, Pairwise holds licenses from Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital to base editing and high-fidelity enzymes. We also are tuned in to consumer food trends, and we believe that consumers deserve more variety and innovation in their fresh food choices. Our team is primed to deliver that innovation through one of the best gene-editing platforms in food and agriculture. Pairwise has an exclusive 5-year research collaboration with Bayer to develop products in corn, soybean, wheat, canola, and cotton. Plus, Pairwise is developing new types of leafy greens, berries, and stone fruit, with the first product expected in early 2023. Pairwise is based in the start-up friendly Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

About This Role:

At Pairwise, our Software Engineering Team utilizes science, data, engineering, and information to enable us to build a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables. We do so by engaging early and often with our internal stakeholders to ensure that we understand their initial needs and continually reconnect as the business evolves. This role will be responsible for collaborating with a subset of internal stakeholders in our field trial & product development teams and other software engineering team members to define and develop innovative software and data solutions to meet the teams’ needs. Additionally, this role will collaborate with all stakeholders to define the scope and timelines for their projects and coordinate the project through the development life cycle to launch and beyond.

Essential Functions:

• Engage with internal stakeholders across Pairwise R&D to define their processes and assess the software solutions and data systems to support those processes.

• Act as a liaison between the stakeholders and the engineering team to ensure subject matter expertise is translated into tangible solution requirements.

• Contribute technical expertise to project planning and management by identifying technical outcomes, tasks and system dependencies, and estimating resource, cost and complexity.

• Ensure the delivery of solutions development deliverables and proactively communicate milestones achieved or delayed to necessary stakeholders.

• Contributes to the design and configuration checkpoints and peer reviews for solution configuration, design, creation, installations and/or releases.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Data Science or related field.

• 3 years of relevant technical experience with emphasis on solutions, application or systems engineering.

• Demonstrated aptitude to successfully delivery solutions and systems from concept to deployment.

• Training or education in one or more of the following: software development, integration, data engineering, systems engineering, or analytics.

• Previous experience delivering solutions in the following areas is a plus: laboratory processes, seed production, breeding, field trials, produce sales, quality management.


• Comprehensive Benefits Plan, including Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA, 401k, Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, and more!

• Flexible PTO (use what you need, when you need it), in addition to company holidays

• Casual work environment.

• Mission-driven organization focused on creating healthier fruits and veggies.

• A cutting-edge, driven community looking to lead the industry in innovation and nutrition.

EEO Statement:

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Pairwise we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.