DNAnexus combines expertise in cloud computing and bioinformatics to create the global
network for genomics, operating in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including China), South
America, and Africa. The secure, scalable, and collaborative cloud-based DNAnexus Platform
helps thousands of researchers across a spectrum of industries – biopharmaceutical,
bioagricultural, sequencing services, clinical diagnostics, government, and research consortia –
accelerate their genomics programs globally.
We are building up a team that works on Big Data using Spark and Hadoop. You will be part of
a team that is building the analytics platform to accelerate translational research involving
genomic and clinical data. As a senior engineer, you will work on building a large-scale data
platform and APIs that integrate the data platform tightly with the core DNAnexus platform. You
will be responsible for designing a product that is highly available, scalable, fault tolerant and
responsive from the ground up. You will also evolve this platform beyond operational
automation into new and exciting areas.
? Build scalable big data infrastructure specifically targeted to the cloud environment
? Design, document, and implement new web service APIs for internal and external
? Work closely with Product Manager and Computational Biologists and Scientists to
understand domain-specific needs
? Enable integration of DNAnexus services with external systems
? 5+ years of core software development experience
? Fluent in Java and Python
? Experience in at least one big data technology (e.g. Hadoop, Spark)
? Experience building products on AWS or other clouds
? Experience using Linux and comfortable with shell programming
? Team-oriented, with strong communication skills
? Strong computer science background, including low-level systems and algorithmic
? Demonstrated ability to pick up new technologies and quickly adapt to new paradigms
What we care about
? Curiosity and humility. We are dedicated to learning and constantly improving.
? We hope you also value “unknown unknowns” and have a natural drive to figure out how
? Agility and ownership. Our teams have a high degree of freedom on how they build their
systems, but they also take full ownership of what they deliver, in the long run.
? Monitoring and automation. We strongly believe that a fully automated system is key to
rapid iterations, while an extensive set of metrics highlights what needs to be done.
? Balancing research and product. We value staying up-to- date on cutting edge research,
while also shipping meaningful products enabling researchers to fulfill their mission.
Based in Mountain View, California, DNAnexus is experiencing rapid growth and is searching
for the best talent to join our team. Key investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures),
Foresite Capital, Microsoft, TPG Biotech, Wuxi NextCODE and Claremont Creek.