Senior Software Engineer

Silicon Valley, CA, United States


Role Location

  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


101 - 250 people


1 Circle Star Way
San Carlos, CA, 94070, US

Tech Stack

  • Go
  • aws
  • Docker
  • React
  • Hadoop
  • AWS Lambda
  • Redshift
  • S3
  • Terraform

Role Description

It’s our mission to empower 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.

With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From advanced cancer screening to cardiovascular health, a digital genome is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever.

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a diverse team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers.

What’s important to us:

Curiosity — we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome Responsibility — we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products Agility — flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture Follow-through — we’re building a diverse team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

Design and build high quality enterprise grade software solutions for genomics lab and data pipeline applications. Collaborate with product managers, bioinformaticians, scientists, regulatory, and other engineers. Synthesize requirements and author new engineering designs. Build for reliability and scale across users and health systems. Advance engineering best practices. Mentor other engineers to reinforce a culture of learning and teaching.


A passion for improving people’s lives through access to better information about their DNA 5+ years development experience in one of the following: Go, Python, or a similar language A proven track record of building software solutions for managing and processing large datasets Strong written and verbal communication skills Familiarity with developing software on cloud platforms — AWS, GCP, Azure Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery


Familiarity with full-stack development Familiarity with regulated software systems and entities BS+ in Computer Science; coursework in genetics or bioinformatics

What Helix can offer you:

Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity 401(k) with employer matching Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave 4 weeks of paid Pregnancy Disability On-premise nursing room Commuter benefits Catered meals Flexible PTO

About Helix

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

Company Culture

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.

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