10x Genomics

East bay, sf
501+ employees
51 - 100 engineers
$100m+ funding
Exited (ipo)

10x Genomics is leading the revolution of single-cell genomic sequencing, a method that allows scientists and researchers to measure what goes on at the most basic unit of biology: the cell. In just the past year, scientists using 10x technology have discovered new insights about brain cancer, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, the immune system, and more. Single-cell analysis will fundamentally change biological research, and its rapid adoption and informative potential was recognized by Science magazine, who named single-cell analysis their 2018 Breakthrough of the Year.

Our products and software accelerate biological research every day, and are used in hundreds of universities, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. 10x Genomics is also one of the fastest-growing companies in biotech and in the Bay Area overall, growing from $3M revenue in 2015, to $146M in 2018, achieving a valuation of over $1B in January 2019.

We are hiring software engineers to help improve our visualization and analysis tools, to scale our infrastructure to handle the terabytes of genomic data we generate each day, to test and improve the performance of our pipelines, and to design the next generation of genomics applications. We make extensive use of cloud services, modern front-end frameworks, and a variety of languages to get the job done. As a 10x engineer, you will not only work with an experienced team of developers, but experts in chemistry, biology, microfluidics, and manufacturing engineering. It is an exciting place to work, at an exciting point in time.

10x Genomics has opened a brand new HQ facility within walking distance of the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART station in Pleasanton, CA, but also has offices in downtown San Francisco, and is open to remote work where applicable. We offer competitive salary and equity packages, an unlimited vacation policy, and a full range of benefits.

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Why join us?

  • We've grown from $3M in 2015 to $146M in revenue in 2018, and expect to continue growing at a rapid rate over the next few years. Our top-tier roster of investors include Fidelity, SoftBank, Venrock and Meritech Capital.

  • 10x technology has been cited in hundreds of academic papers in the last several years, and the rate of publication has grown rapidly. Single-cell biological analysis is achieving wide adoption, and 10x has the clear majority of market share in the field, and mindshare in major publications.

  • We've grown enough to acquire two startups in 2018 to support our efforts.

  • We have a new, gorgeous HQ in sunny Pleasanton, CA, within walking distance of BART on the reverse commute.

Engineering at 10x Genomics

Engineering team and processes

Team is structured into Platform, Visualization/Front-End, and QA. We make extensive use of GitHub, Travis, Jenkins plus internally developed infrastructure to help manage very compute-intensive analysis pipelines that can consume thousands of core-hours each.

Technical Challenges

Scaling compute clusters of tens to hundreds of thousands of cores. Building HTML/CSS/JS visualizations for datasets that are 10GB in size with millions of data points. Using machine vision to analyze cells and droplets moving at 1,000Hz.

Projects you might work on
  • Scale a compute cluster up to tens to hundreds of thousands of cores, fronted by easy-to-use APIs.

  • Write a complex JavaScript application that enables easy analysis of a brand-new biological assay.

  • Develop faster, safer versions of existing bioinformatics algorithms in Rust.

Tech stack

Working at 10x Genomics

Smart, nice people working on technology that is changing the world. It's like living inside an issue of Scientific American.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited vacation policy.

  • Free Food
  • Workshops/Conferences
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Insurance
  • Work from Home
  • Relocation
  • Beautiful Office
Our Team by the Numbers

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