Senior / Principal Software Engineer - Platform

Helix   •  

San Carlos, CA

8 - 10 years

Posted 244 days ago

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Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work with a truly diverse team.

Our platform will serve millions of users at an unprecedented data scale—data that is the most personal kind of data you can have: DNA. We are building an app store that will be a one-of-a-kindgenomics storefront, rich with partner products ranging from carrier screening to recreation to health and wellness. We are building adeveloper ecosystem that will unlock the creativity of the community to discover new insights that we can’t even dream of today. 

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
  • Experience - we’re building a team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Design and code a secure cloud-based platform.
  • Architect a robust distributed systems design that is highly secure and performant.
  • Build consumer-scale web services to deliver next-generation sequencing data.
  • Establish strong engineering best practices.
  • Own deliverables from ideation to production operationalization.

Required Background:

  • 7+ years development experience in Java, C#, C++, Python, or Rails
  • Interest or experience in Golang
  • Experience building service oriented architectures
  • Experience architecting large, high-scale back end systems
  • Thought leadership and a successful track record mentoring other engineers
  • Proficiency with distributed systems built on cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Command of data modeling, data stores (relational, NoSQL), query optimization
  • Experience building platform APIs and SDKs
  • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery
  • BS+ in Computer Science required; coursework in genetics/bioinformatics a plus
  • Great problem-solving skills and experience with some or all of these areas: software platforms, consumer applications, genomics