We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics.
So far we’ve raised over $100 million from investors like Illumina, Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins. Our app store and marketplace include partners such as National Geographic, Admera Health, Vinome and many others, with whom we have partnered to develop applications which interpret your genome.
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-kind genomics storefront, rich with partner products ranging from carrier screening to recreation to health and wellness. We are building a developer 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.
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