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Guardant Health
rare-cell diagnostics
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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  Company Description

At Guardant Health our mission is to conquer cancer with data; as such software sits at the core of everything we do. While we're best known for our molecular diagnostics, which unlock the genomic signatures of cancer, these tests are just the first step in the equation. Turning this genomic data into actionable insights shared with thousands of patients, physicians, & researchers in a scalable, reliable, & secure fashion is a software product challenge.

We are building a unique software stack to manage an ecosystem of microservices, RESTful APIs, & data integrations with internal & external systems to deliver useful & elegant user experiences in the extraordinarily complex oncology diagnostic & therapeutic landscape. We connect patients with clinical trials, help clinicians order our test & receive our clinical reports, & deliver valuable genomic datasets to researchers to help uncover important insights into treatment paradigms & drug discovery. Our technology stack reflects our views of using the best tools for the job, employing Java, Python, Ruby along with Kubernetes, Docker, Mulesoft, MySQL, MongoDB, high-performance computing clusters (HPC), & a variety of AWS services to analyze & disseminate vast volumes of genomic data.

Job Description

The Software team is looking for an experienced & energetic senior software engineer to build & enhance laboratory workflows within Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) & other systems that interact with LIMS to facilitate lab operations.

As a member of the software team, you will:

Work with very interesting technologies & datasets (human genomics)

Have a holistic view of processes & systems involved in taking patient samples from order to result in a multi-product clinical laboratory

Specialize in configuration & customization of commercial off-the- shelf product LIMS system to support order to result workflows

Understand LIMS platform features & propose solutions that present trade-off analysis & make best use of the platform

Leverage existing or out of the box or off the shelf functionality whenever possible so development resources can be focused on unmet needs

Communicate & vet design proposals with cross-functional teams & incorporate feedback prior to implementation

Code for efficiency, reusability, scalability & all other -ilities by following existing frameworks & practices or creating new ones when needed

Develop & maintain automated tests for regular releases

Provide second-tier production support


You enjoy an agile, fast paced & highly technical environment. You are comfortable with every aspect of the software development lifecycle, from requirements to production support.

You can collaborate within & across teams, understand the big picture, create software designs, implement & prove your code is great with automated test results. You are able to work both independently & collaboratively. You are eager to learn new technologies & languages. You are dedicated to engineering excellence yet pragmatic enough to balance quality principles & business needs. You are a champion of agile/scrum. You know the value of written word & can create right-size documentation. You seek feedback & integrate it in a professional manner.


In addition, you bring:

5+ years of enterprise software development

3+ years of experience developing production software in Java

5+ years of experience with commercial Lab Information Management Systems (LabVantage preferred)

Understanding of laboratory operations, regulations & compliance in healthcare industry

Hands-on experience with data modeling, developing schemas (relational databases, XML/JSON), data management & processing (relational & NoSQL data stores)

Experience with Amazon Web Services or other cloud services

Experience working in a fast-paced environment leveraging an agile development framework, understanding of test automation & continuous integration

Bachelor degree in software engineering, CS, or EE

Experience with integration platforms such as Mulesoft is a big plus

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Guardant Health develops breakthrough diagnostic technologies to improve cancer management. With Guardant360, we offer real-time, biopsy-free tumor sequencing that tracks tumor genomics in real-time & identifies associated treatment options. The recent introduction of groundbreaking analytical tools, including our Tumor Response Map & a mobile-enabled physician portal, further advance Guardant Health's momentum.

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