South San Francisco, CA

Senior Software Engineer, Bioinformatics

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Position description

We are looking for software engineers to join the Bioinformatics team at Counsyl and help build the analytical pipeline responsible for delivering meaningful health impact to hundreds of thousands of patients a year.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary R&D environment as we build innovative solutions for bioinformatics software systems.  They will have a scientific curiosity with eagerness to learn and explore new challenges since their work will enable breakthroughs in genomics.

What you'll do

  • Lead, design, and architect major bioinformatics initiatives to expand the capabilities of Counsyl’s bioinformatics ecosystem
  • Author innovative, robust, and high quality software systems
  • Responsible for Counsyl’s core NGS products analytical pipeline from raw sequencing data to patient genotypes
  • Build frameworks and practices to enable continuous integration for science
  • Industry thought leadership with contributions to open source bioinformatics tools
  • Build frameworks and applications to support simultaneously running projects at scale

About you

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related computational science
  • 5+ years industry experience with demonstrated project leadership 
  • Proven track record of developing innovative and high performance bioinformatics algorithms and analysis pipelines
  • Full-stack capability; proficient in scientific Python (numpy, scipy, pandas, scikit learn, etc) and familiarity with C++ or Java
  • Fluency with Linux, high-performance computing clusters, shell scripting, databases, and analysis pipelines.  Bonus for background in cloud computing architecture
  • Experience with (or eagerness to learn) modern NGS tools 
  • Previous experience in regulated clinical environment with rigorous design control and software validation a big plus
  • Experience with large scale data science, statistical modeling, and machine learning a plus

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 750,000 patients and served more than 10,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

Interview process

Counsyl is driven by some of the brightest people in the industry. Our interview process is geared to ensure that we continue to hire the very best. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Our interview process is composed of practical and situational interviews in a series of settings spanning Skype, practical exams, and in-person meetings. Our goal is to gauge both your ability to succeed in the first 90 days as well as your capacity to scale with us as we grow.

Why Counsyl?

Throughout it all, we are looking to understand why you are driven to be a part of our company. Specifically, we want to know how you identify with our mission and will contribute to our team.

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