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Senior Software Engineer, Genomics Platform (Back-End)

Helix, San Mateo or San Diego

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It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. We believe DNA will be digitally accessible to each person so that it can be used—at any time—to improve health outcomes and accelerate research.

Helix powers life-changing population health programs. Our world-class clinical laboratory platform and proprietary Exome+ assay enable health systems to integrate genomic information into routine clinical care and enhance the accessibility of personalized healthcare. Additionally, Helix stores and protects participants’ DNA information, so that as the science evolves, health systems, patients and researchers are able to continuously benefit from a lifetime of DNA insights.

Helix is also currently helping communities and health systems safely navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging our state-of-the-art CLIA / CAP lab to provide an end-to-end, highly scalable solution to detect active COVID-19 infections. We provide ordering and return of results, sample collection, a high sensitivity and specificity assay, and a highly automated clinical laboratory.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a diverse team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers.

What’s important to us:

  • Curiosity — we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility — we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products
  • Agility — flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture
  • Follow-through — we’re building a diverse team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Design and build high quality enterprise grade software solutions for genomics lab and data pipeline applications.
  • Collaborate with product managers, bioinformaticians, scientists, regulatory, and other engineers.
  • Synthesize requirements and author new engineering designs.
  • Build for reliability and scale across users and health systems.
  • Advance engineering best practices.
  • Mentor other engineers to reinforce a culture of learning and teaching.

Required:

  • A passion for improving people’s lives through access to better information about their DNA
  • A passion for helping build testing capacity for COVID-19
  • 5+ years development experience in one of the following: Go, Python, Java, Javascript, or a similar language
  • A proven track record of building software solutions for managing and processing large datasets
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with developing software on cloud platforms — AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery

Pluses:

  • Familiarity with full-stack development
  • Familiarity with regulated software systems and entities
  • BS+ in Computer Science; coursework in genetics or bioinformatics

What Helix can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • 401(k) 
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 4 weeks of paid Pregnancy Disability
  • On-premise nursing room
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible PTO

About Helix

WHAT WE'RE BUILDING It’s our hope that by unlocking more genetic data (around 22,000 genes), every person will be able to make more informed choices and decisions about their health, fitness, nutrition, and more. And that’s why we’re creating the only destination where you can explore products developed by our high-quality partners and personalized by your DNA. From search and discovery to sequencing and storing your DNA, we’re here to guide you throughout your DNA discovery. WHAT WE VALUE It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. We believe in a world where everyone benefits from their biological information and is able to help all of humanity lead better lives.

Want to learn more about Helix? Visit Helix's website.