Senior Software Engineer, Bioinformatics at Color Genomics
Burlingame, CA, US
Color provides a high-quality, physician-ordered, genetic test at a low cost. We include support for physicians, as well as genetic counseling as part of every purchase. Our goal is to expand physician-supported access to genetic testing to help every person, everywhere understand their risk for hereditary disorders.

The Bioinformatics team at Color is composed of folks with diverse previous experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, genomics, big data, cloud computing and machine learning. We are responsible for building the clinical NGS analysis pipeline, identifying novel classes of genomic variation, building tools for genomic interpretation and collaborating with R&D lab scientists to bring new products to market. As Color expands our genomics platform in new and exciting directions, we are continuing to bring on top talent in bioinformatics. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with deep experience in bioinformatics, genomics and NGS technology to grow this team. Ideal candidates will bring expertise, humility and a strong intellectual curiosity to our overall mission of democratizing access to genetic information.

  • Building the highest quality clinical sequencing pipeline in the industry.
  • Tackling the thorniest problems in genomics.
  • Scale our genomics platform to ingest, analyse and draw insights from a rapidly growing pipeline of genomic data.
  • Build world-class bioinformatics tools that raise the bar industry-wide.
  • Collaboration with laboratory scientists to translate R&D work to clinical production analyses.
  • Generate and pursue novel new ideas for improving our genomics platform.
  • Present work externally at conferences, in peer-reviewed publications and open source contributions.

  • Utmost attention to quality and accuracy.
  • PhD in a related field or equivalent industry experience.
  • Demonstrated domain expertise in bioinformatics, genomics, statistics, and/or high performance computing.
  • Solid coding skills, knowledge of bioinformatics algorithms and familiarity with engineering best practices
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Eagerness to learn quickly in new areas.
Nice to have
  • Experience shipping code in a clinical production environment
  • Experience applying machine learning techniques to real world problems.
  • Experience with development in a cloud computing environment
  • Work with top people in the industry
  • Big impact on people's lives at a massive scale
  • Drive innovation in the junction between software and genetics
  • Help change the business and product approach in healthcare

Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.