Software Engineer

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San Carlos, CA, United States
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powertofly approved What Helix Has to Offer:

Helix is a personal genomics company with a simple but powerful mission: empower every person to improve their life through DNA. Transparency, collaboration, and empowerment drive them, and they're looking for people who are confident by also eager to listen and learn. If you enjoy critical thinking & problem-solving, you could have real impact at a growing company with a meaningful vision - and you'll have fun. Helix offers their employees benefits like:

  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, & vision
  • 12 weeks of maternity/paternity leave
  • 4 weeks paid Pregnancy Disability
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Flexible PTO
  • 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 Software Engineer, you will:

    • Collaborate with product managers, designers, scientists, business development, and other engineers.
    • Design and build high-quality, enterprise-grade software solutions.
    • Integrate with external systems and APIs.
    • Communicate both internally and externally to understand and document requirements.
    • Build for reliability and scale across users and health systems.
    • Advance engineering best practices.
    • Shape the technology, company, and industry with products that improve people's lives.


    • 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
    • Solid computer science and software engineering fundamentals
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery


    • Familiarity with full-stack development
    • Familiarity with AWS
    • 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

    We're a community of women leveraging our connections into top companies to help underrepresented women get the roles they've always deserved. Simultaneously, we work to build truly inclusive hiring processes and environments where women can thrive and not just survive.
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    Software Engineer