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Software Engineer @Grail Menlo Park, CA, United States Full Time

About us:
GRAIL is a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured. GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing, population-scale clinical trials, and state of the art Computer Science and Data Science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology and develop blood tests for early-stage cancer detection.  We are seeking passionate and talented individuals to join us in realizing our mission, which has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of cancer.
The Role:
As a software engineer at GRAIL you’ll enjoy working on a broad array of software systems and projects. We pride ourselves on building effective, efficient, easy to use and scalable software systems to address GRAIL’s many computational and automation related challenges.
Quality and operational excellence are our joint responsibility. Each and every one of us takes ownership of the quality our products from design, through implementation, testing and production. We review code before check-in, have thorough unit and integration tests, continuous integration and reproducible production deployments that we jointly operate.

You Will:
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced team with a diverse set of projects including, but not limited to:
  • Cloud (Amazon, Google) automation and service development.
  • Data storage design, APIs and associate large scale data processing systems and algorithms.
  • Compression techniques and algorithms; algorithm design, implementation and optimization particularly for processing DNA sequencing data.
  • LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) and lab robotics and automation management systems
  • EDC (Electronic Data Capture) System for conducting Clinical Studies
  • Mobile and web application development, user interface design and user experience research.

Our Ideal Candidate Has:
  • Strong Frontend programming experience. REACT and JavaScript preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics or similar technical field.
  • 1+ years of relevant work or internship experience designing, developing, testing and maintaining software.
  • Strong knowledge of general purpose programming languages including C++, Java, Javascript, Python, Go.
  • Interest in human biology and genetics (many engineers on our team have no prior experience in the life science industry.)   
  • Demonstrated experience with and track record of quickly learning new programming languages and technologies.
  • Experience w/ algorithms

Bonus Points:
  • Extensive experience in any of these areas: distributed systems, databases, security, storage, networking, web applications, UI or automation.
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction.
  • Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques.
  • Experience with next generation sequencing data analysis (DNA, RNA, or epigenetic analysis.)

Grail is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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