Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer at Invitae (Austin, TX)

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Invitae is a healthcare technology company that leverages genetic information to empower doctors and patients to make informed medical decisions. Our software engineers work on a variety of projects ranging from innovations in healthcare systems to taming the chaos of biology. We're constantly improving our tools and technologies to deliver the highest quality actionable information for patient health. If you want to apply your knowledge and skills to improve the lives of millions of people, join our team.

About our team:

Invitae needs experienced engineers with diverse backgrounds to help us achieve our mission - provide genetic information to billions of people.  We are a cross-functional team of scientific domain experts and dedicated, curious engineers. We build systems that take massive amounts of genomic data, combine it with the world's scientific literature, add to it years of rigorously curated results, and package it all neatly for our scientists to consume. It's a lot of information. As the data gets bigger, our systems need to get better and faster. That's where you come in.

What you will do:

  • Be part of a team dedicated to overcoming current limitations in the interpretation of genetic variation, making a wide range of biological data actionable for patients.
  • Design and implement new features and services that help expand our core variant interpretation and reporting capabilities and scale our software infrastructure.
  • Write clean, well-structured and well-tested code
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge

What you bring:

  • Experience working with genetics, molecular biology, systems biology, NGS applications, or other areas of bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Experience contributing and reading from large, shared code repositories
  • Data-driven, automation-oriented mindset
  • Industry experience with full stack architecture and distributed systems
  • Multiple years of industry experience with standard backend frameworks such as Python/Django. Frontend experience is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, Snowflake etc.).  Tuning and query optimization a plus.
  • Top notch communication skills.  Experience with distributed teams is a plus.
  • A mission-oriented mindset and a desire to never stop learning 

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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