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Staff Bioinformatics Engineer

Helix

Helix

San Mateo, CA, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

You + Helix

Helix is a place where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics.

If you’re excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact and joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you!

Helix + The World

Helix is the leading population genomics and viral surveillance company. Helix enables health systems, public health organizations and life science companies to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care and public health decision making.

We are continuing to scale our world-class team to support our dedication to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA.

Helix + Transparency

At Helix, we value transparency. You will find the expected compensation, interview process, what to anticipate during onboarding, and your first 90 days listed in the job description for all Helix roles.

What is special about this role?

As a staff bioinformatics engineer, you will be working with a team of talented bioinformatics engineers and scientists to create and maintain bioinformatics pipelines to advance Helix’s mission. You will play a leading role in designing and implementing reliable and innovative solutions in a highly regulated environment.

As a Staff Bioinformatics Engineer, you will:

  • Develop, maintain, and document bioinformatics pipelines in a regulated environment.
  • Architect and maintain supporting infrastructure in AWS.
  • Design and develop test cases and test scripts.
  • Analyze and produce data insights to support the development and improvements of bioinformatics algorithms.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of regulatory documentation as part of the design control process.

About you:

  • B.S/ Technical Degree (e.g. Computer Science, Bioinformatics or similar)
  • 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience with developing NGS bioinformatics pipelines
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience working cross-functionally
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Open to learning new skills and not afraid to step outside of the comfort zone
  • Problem-focused and able to drive tasks to completion

Pluses:

  • Experience with software development under CLIA/CAP regulations and/or FDA regulations is a big plus
  • Experience writing test cases and test scripts
  • Experience with Jira and JAMA

Physical/Mental Demands: This role requires prolonged periods of sitting while being able to view and read text on computer screens less than a few feet away. May periodically require lifting up to 10 pounds and occasional walking or standing. May require repetitive motions that may include the wrists, hands, or fingers. May require meetings in person or via video conference (on or off-camera). Requires work in a typical office setting or may be eligible for remote work. Role also requires the ability to reason logically and make sound decisions; ability to understand, remember, and follow verbal and written instructions; and ability to perform in situations requiring deadlines. Ability to work as an integral part of a team.

Expected Interview Process:

1) Recruiter Screen 2) Manager Screen/Tech Screen 3) Onsite 4) Offer

Expected Pay For This Role:

Annual Salary - $136,000 - $207,250 USD

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits through our employer of record.

What To Expect During Your Onboarding Week:

We want to make sure your first week is spent learning the foundations. You will be invited to live orientation sessions and spend time with your hiring manager developing your individual roadmap to success. This experience will include sessions that cover your benefits, security & privacy training, an introduction to the OKR framework used at Helix and our communication tools and norms.

What To Expect During Your First 90 days:

  • First 30 days: you’ll spend time learning the Helix way, completing training and onboarding for your roles, and getting introduced to your team and relevant stakeholders. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of our customers, our products, the impact we make in the lives of our communities, and how to thrive at Helix through participation in Helix U.

  • Day 30 - 60: you’ll spend time contributing to projects, deeply familiarizing yourself with team and company processes, and developing a deeper understanding of Helix’s products, services and capabilities.

  • Day 60 - 90: you’ll build your OKRs with your manager, start to take ownership of projects and initiatives on your team, and begin to demonstrate your impact on the Helix mission.

Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.