Careers at Nautilus

Nautilus exists to pursue deep, hard science and, ultimately, to positively impact the health of millions around the world.


Why join the Nautilus team?

At Nautilus, we’ve taken on a huge, game-changing challenge: revolutionize the way the proteome is characterized in an effort to fundamentally improve the health of millions of people. If that sentence excites you, read on.

Nautilus represents an opportunity to tackle important tasks while accelerating your career. We are a well-funded organization that values every member of our fast-growing team. If you excel at what you do, are willing to think and dream big, and want to make a meaningful difference, we should talk.

Wanted: Builders, Innovators, Dreamers

Nautilus is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce that represents the world around us and the communities where we operate. We will not tolerate any discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. EEO is the law. We invite everyone to be considered for the Nautilus journey.

Our values

Our core values shape how we think and act everyday

Catalyze customer success

Our ultimate impact will be through our customers. Listen, understand, and prioritize customer needs. Invest deeply in their success. Help elevate their science in a way they’ve never imagined possible. Outperform the competition, always. Deliver an exceptional customer experience, always.

Succeed as one team

Drive progress with an all-hands-on-deck mentality . Ensure every voice is heard by both speaking up and by inquisitively listening to understand, not just to respond. Offer help and ask for help when needed. Give and ask for constructive feedback. Prioritize alignment over agreement and commit when decisions are made. Give praise and celebrate success.

Be excellent

Hold yourself and others to the highest standards. Never settle. Focus on quality and mind the details. Dig into the whys. Hustle daily with unwavering focus. Remain flexible and calm under pressure. Go the extra mile, every time. Be better today than you were yesterday.

Dream big

Be fearless and have ambitious goals. Innovate, be curious, and aspire to achieve greatness. View challenges as opportunities to push the boundaries of what's possible. Seek out challenges and take calculated risks. Tenaciously pursue unlocking the proteome and changing the world.

Drive for results

Make a commitment to real impact. Work hard and smart. Execute. Act urgently, not hastily. Results matter most; effort isn't enough. Be accountable. Hold others accountable. Make commitments, follow through and deliver.

Be a good human

Prioritize inclusion and collaboration. Create a trust-first environment that focuses on understanding and inquisitiveness, not blame. Ensure everyone feels valued. Use our diverse perspectives and differences to strengthen our ideas and execution. Assume positive intent. Be kind, and treat others with respect.

Enjoy the voyage

Find joy and fulfillment in our collective journey. Have fun tackling big challenges, together. Approach each day with optimism and a positive attitude.

Working at Nautilus

As a fast-paced startup working on an incredibly hard and incredibly important problem, we are determined to do whatever it takes to get our platform into the hands of researchers who will use it to upend the status quo in basic research and healthcare. Nautilytes work on cross functional teams, wear many hats, take risks to work through uncertainty, enjoy working collaboratively on challenging problems, and celebrate one another’s victories. We expect everyone at Nautilus to go above and beyond, but also strive to provide a supportive atmosphere of colleagues who are willing to lend a helping hand and make working at Nautilus not only fulfilling in its end goals, but enjoyable on a day-to-day basis.

Meet members of the Nautilus Team


Manager, Probe Qualification

Sonal Tonapi is a Manager leading the Nautilus team qualifying probes designed to give the Nautilus Proteome Analysis Platform the ability to decode the proteome.


Associate Director of Bioinformatics

Jarrett was one of Nautilus’ early hires and helped create the template for the type of team member we strive to bring on board. While he is, of course, highly technically skilled, he also has a deep appreciation for the value of a supportive team, good mentorship, and strong management.


Senior Scientist, Bioanalytical Chemistry

A strong desire to understand the unknown and even to make it beneficial has motivated Maureen throughout her career. At Nautilus, that motivation continues to drive her while she works with the team to develop a platform capable of quantifying single protein molecules at the mind-blowing scale of the proteome at a time when there are few single-molecule technologies with the potential to fill that need.

Benefits package

We’ve taken care to put together a comprehensive and competitive suite of benefits so that you can feel supported and bring your best self to work. When you join Nautilus, you can count on an organization that cares about your well-being and encourages balance. Whether you’re saving for the future, starting a family, practicing self-care, or looking for a new community of colleagues, our benefits have you covered.

Medical, vision, and dental benefits

New parent leave

Commuter benefits

Employee stock purchase program

Responsible PTO

Generous paid holidays per year

Team events

Employee amenities

Career development resources

Breakdown barriers, remove obstacles, overcome limitations

Why did you choose to join Nautilus?

I enjoy being in operations at Nautilus because I’m in a position where I get a broad view of the many varied activities happening, from optics to software… all of these interdisciplinary bodies of work coming together.


Operations Program Manager

It’s rare to come across an opportunity like my role at Nautilus, that has such potential for positive outcomes for the people around me.


Staff Software Engineer

The proteome is a hidden kingdom of secrets and Nautilus’ superpower is to look into the depths of any cell and reveal that kingdom.




Recruitment FAQ

Find answers to common questions about the Nautilus recruitment process.

What happens to my resume when I submit it for an open position?

Our applicant tracking system will send you a message confirming that we have received your resume. If there is a match, we will contact you for a phone/zoom introductory interview. If there is a mutual interest, you will be invited to connect with the hiring team.

When should I expect to hear from you?

If the hiring team views your experience as a good potential match for the role you applied to, we will contact you for an initial phone screen. You will likely hear from us within two weeks of your resume submission, and we try to get back to everyone as soon as possible.

What should I wear for an interview?

Your technical skill set, experience, communication style, and cultural fit are so much more important than your wardrobe, but business casual is always acceptable.

What’s the interview process?

You will most likely have one or two phone or zoom interviews with the recruiter and then the hiring manager. If there is a mutual interest, you will be invited for an on-site or virtual interview with some members of the team, and other stakeholders from across the company. Depending on the role and requirements, you may also be asked to give a presentation or speak with members of the executive team. We check references toward the end of the process and perform a background check if an offer is accepted.

How many rounds of interviews do you usually have?

It depends on the job and level, but you may speak to a small or large group of interviewers. We do our best to keep the interview process quick and effective. Thorough interviewing allows candidates to make informed career decisions. Our employees have fruitful careers here at Nautilus Biotechnology because we spend a lot of time and effort on the hiring process to make sure we’re hiring the right people for the right roles.

I wasn’t chosen for an interview, or I didn’t get a job offer. Does this mean I won’t be hired at Nautilus?

Not at all. It only means that after careful consideration, we decided that there wasn’t a strong match for this specific position. There are many Nautilus employees who are super successful in their jobs who joined after interviewing for several different jobs before finding the right match. Keep on applying for roles that are a good match for your experience and interest!

Do you have an internship program?

Not yet, but we’re working on it! We’ll post all future opportunities on our Career Page in the future.

What if I don't see any open jobs that are a good fit?

Set a Google or Linkedin alert (or both) for roles that match your criteria. We post all of our jobs to our Career Page.

How do I prepare for my interview?

  • Take a look at some of our talks and publications
  • Prepare some talking points – think about some examples of projects you completed and the outcome. What went well and what would you do differently.
  • Know your resume well and be prepared to speak about your experiences and skills related to the role.
  • Get to know us! Do some research on the company, history, mission, and values.

What to expect

Upon applying to a role, you’ll receive an auto-generated confirmation to acknowledge receipt of your submission. You will hear back from a member of the Talent Acquisition team within a few weeks if your skills and experience are a good match for the role’s required and preferred skills.

Please note, any and all correspondence from Nautilus Biotechnology will come from an email address ending in or If you think that you might be the victim of a scam, please contact us at

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