South San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer - LIMS

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Position Description

Counsyl's products help people make life changing decisions - we’ve revolutionized the lab and created a one of a kind platform that gives people access to critical health information at key junctures in their lives - and it all uses Python!

The vast majority of our operations are powered by our own custom-built infrastructure on a Python/Django/Postgres stack, from ordering to lab processing to billing. We're building new tools, new workflows, and new infrastructure to solve the challenging problems of a technology startup involved with not just bits, but also interconnected physical components like lab robotics and patient samples.

Building the world's largest and most sophisticated Genome analysis system requires not only groundbreaking scientific discoveries and achievements but also cutting edge software that is built on scalable distributed data-driven principles.  Don't be intimidated if you don't have a genomics background; solving these problems fundamentally requires software solutions. We're looking for strong generalist software engineers with solid CS fundamentals and practical software engineering intuition — to help us scale up genomics to billions of users.

As a Software Engineer, you will build sophisticated cutting edge highly scalable software systems with a group of passionate mission-driven developers and scientists. You'll be working in a fast paced team on a number of diverse projects.  If you're interested in working with modern web technologies, brilliant engineers and products that influence millions of people’s lives, this is the place for you.

Our available positions range from junior to senior level.

About You:

  • Experience with Python/Django (or another similar framework)
  • Relational database systems experience, such as PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Unix, Git, and other command line tools
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Nice to Have:

  • Solid Knowledge of Python/Django
  • Workflow Management Experience and Automation
  • Lab Management Software Experience 
  • Distributed Systems 
  • Cloud Services (Eg; Amazon or Google) 
  • React.JS OR Angular.JS
  • Work demonstrated by a GitHub account, personal web page, or prior experience. 

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.