Senior Front End Software Engineer

Menlo Park, CA, United States • $130k - $200k


Role Location

  • Menlo Park, CA, United States


$130k - $200k


501+ people


1525 O'brien
Menlo Park, CA, 94025, US

Tech Stack

  • Go
  • React
  • AWS

Role Description

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

In this role, you’ll enjoy working on a broad array of software systems and have high impact by building user experiences critical to GRAIL's mission. The team is responsible for customer-facing software used to capture and manage clinical data. We strive to build a robust and scalable infrastructure as well as easy-to-use UI interfaces. Our technical stack consists of React, Go, AWS, Kubernetes, and Microservices.

You Will:

Use your experience architecting and developing front-end applications and distributed systems to build software that supports GRAIL products, studies, and internal tools.

Work as part of a cross-functional team to overcome real-world problems that sometimes can’t be solved with software alone.

Mentor and teach other team members to help improve their skills and elevate the software organization.

Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications.

Collaborate with Product Managers and Software Engineers to deliver compelling user-facing products.

Provide guidance on improving the user experience of our front-end applications through design and performance optimizations.

Your Background Includes:

Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, or similar technical field.

2+ years of relevant work experience designing, developing, testing, and maintaining software.

Excellent knowledge of general-purpose programming languages including Javascript, Typescript, Go, Java, Python, or C++.

Experience with front end technologies and/or front end frameworks.

Experience developing user-facing software.

Experience with the latest and greatest web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3.

Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as React, Material UI, Underscore and Lodash, Formik.

Excellent sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience.

Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.

An understanding of the benefits of accessibility and can build products that are accessible to users with disabilities.

Passion about software engineering, as well as software engineering teams.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Leadership and self-direction. Willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.

We are 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.

About Grail

What if we could detect cancer early, before symptoms begin? At GRAIL, this is the goal we work toward every day: detecting cancer early, when it can be cured. Join us in our quest to save lives near and far.

Company Culture

GRAIL is an innovation-driven company where diversity, inclusion, and equity are critical drivers to our success. We embrace talent from all backgrounds, seek out diverse perspectives, facilitate and invite open and authentic conversations by promoting ownership and accountability. To improve and eradicate the cancer journey for patients and their families, we need to put the diversity of our patients and employees at the forefront of our solutions.

GRAIL seeks to foster an inclusive environment for its employees and agents to flourish and succeed and does not discriminate against individuals based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other characteristics, whether legally protected or otherwise.

GRAIL’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are core to our diversity, equity, and inclusion program, and help demonstrate GRAIL’s commitment to these values. These employee-led grassroot organizations help our team members learn, grow, inspire, and help connect us to the diverse communities and patients we serve. Through their programs and initiatives, each GRAIL ERG is engaged in helping to attract, engage, develop and retain diverse talent and connect us to our community. GRAIL’s current ERGs include:

ASERG (Armed Services Employee Resource Group)

BIPOCC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color Committee)


WERG (Women’s Employee Resource Group)

Our Values

We put patients first. Compassion for patients is the foundation for priorities and decisions.

We take initiative and get stuff done (GSD). We work with urgency for the long run, hold ourselves accountable, act like owners, and GSD.

We earn trust through integrity and rigor. We act with integrity and “do it right” with the highest level of scientific, clinical, analytical, and technical rigor.

We collaborate to learn. We collaborate because innovation and success occurs at intersections.

We are ambitious and humble. We strive for breakthroughs but are humble in the responsibility of confronting one of humanity’s most important challenges.

Be Part of a Rewarding Journey At GRAIL, our mission provides a reason to hope and believe in a better future for ourselves, our families and people all over the world.

The magnitude of our mission and the great privilege and responsibility attached to the work we do every day is not lost on us. While our focus is on finding a better way to detect cancer early, we never lose sight of our people. We’re committed to creating the best experience for everyone at GRAIL, ensuring that each member of our team has comprehensive benefits and resources to thrive at all stages of life, both at work and at home.

We are 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.

Outstanding People Join a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, committed to collaboration, education, and proactive problem-solving.

Strong Compensation We offer competitive salaries and savings plans to provide peace of mind for long-term financial planning.

Complete Health Coverage Take advantage of comprehensive health coverage, with medical, dental and vision, to keep you and your family healthy.

Work-Life Balance Make everyday life more manageable with flexible time off – we trust you to do great work and take time for yourself.

On Site Amenities Stay healthy, happy and productive with our gym facilities, and daily catered lunches and snacks for all.

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