Helix

101 - 250 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Series B

We are a personal genomics company with a simply but powerful mission: empower every person to improve their life through DNA.

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Why join us?
  • Helix is empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. We believe DNA will be digitally accessible to each person so that it can be used—at any time—to improve health outcomes and accelerate research.

  • Helix’s easily scalable and comprehensive population health solution, powered by our proprietary Exome+ assay (a panel-grade exome enhanced by more than 300,000 informative non-coding regions) helps health systems positively impact patients' lives and advance translational research.

  • So far we have raised over $300 million from investors like Illumina (the world’s leader in genetic sequencing equipment), Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth.


Engineering at Helix
Engineering team and processes

Helix engineers use the latest technologies to build our platform. On the back end, we use the Go language to build our microservice-based architecture and data stores and many AWS services. On the front end, we rely on React for our web applications and fetch data through REST APIs and GraphQL. The DevOps infrastructure packages services in Docker containers and benefits from an advanced CI/CD pipeline to build, test, and deploy.

Technical Challenges

At Helix we’re building the future of personal genomics. Our vision is to provide millions of users secure, informative, and insightful experiences to better understand their DNA and improve their lives. Helix’s easily scalable and comprehensive population health solution, powered by our proprietary Exome+ assay (a panel-grade exome enhanced by more than 300,000 informative non-coding regions) helps health systems positively impact patients' lives and advance translational research.

This mission demands tackling important and interesting challenges using emerging technologies. Storing millions of genetic markers for each user, we’re using cutting-edge analytical and computational methods to provide the most accurate and useful insights based on them.

Consider this: many of the most widely used genomic products use only a handful of the most well known genetic markers to provide information back to the customer. With our proprietary Exome+ platform, we have access to nearly 100x more data than most genetic panels. This enables us to develop more accurate insights and risk scores using thousands of genetic markers. The emerging applications of machine learning in genomics is creating opportunities to generate insights which weren’t possible before. We’re on the cutting edge.

It’s said that we humans currently understand about 1-2% of the information in our genome. With Helix, you’ll have a chance to advance that understanding and make a lasting contribution to science, and improve the lives of millions of people.

Are you up for it?

Projects you might work on
  • As a Data Engineer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with data scientists and bioinformatics engineers. This position provides a unique opportunity to make an immediate impact. You will have the challenges of working with unique genomic and operational data sets, and to help build the data platform.

  • As a DevOps Engineer, you will grow a continuous delivery pipeline enabling frequent and seamless production deployments, integrating best-of-breed logging, monitoring, and metrics frameworks. You'll also promote a pervasive DevOps culture in the organization through tools, processes, and advocacy.

  • As a Software Engineer, you will design and code a secure cloud-based platform, architecting a robust distributed systems design that is highly secure and performant. You will build consumer-scale web services to deliver next-generation sequencing data, owning deliverables from ideation to production operationalization.

Tech stack
Go
aws
Docker
React
Hadoop
AWS Lambda
Redshift
S3
Terraform

Working at Helix

Helix is a mission-driven organization full of individuals who feel strongly about making an impact on the world. We value integrity, the ability to bridge the gap between science and technology, knowing your impact, and resilience.

Generous Vacation
Free Food
Gym/Fitness
Beautiful Office
Workshops/Conferences
Maternal/Paternal Leave
Health Insurance
Team Activities
401(k) Contribution
Transportation

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