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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020
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Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets & advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory & reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes & lower healthcare costs.

In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 & GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, & is developing programs for recurrence & early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies & all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

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

  • Integrate LIMS & other enterprise systems & services to create seamless business processes

  • Analyze requirements, create complex software designs, vet them with multiple stakeholders & 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:

  • 6+ years of enterprise software development

  • 4+ years of experience developing production software in Java

  • 2+ years of experience developing & consuming RESTFul APIs using RAML, Swagger / OpenAPI

  • 2+ years of experience of development on commercial off the shelf platform (such as SalesForce, Oracle ERP or others)

  • 2+ years of experience customizing commercial Lab Information Management Systems (LabVantage preferred) is highly desired

  • Understanding of laboratory operations, regulations & compliance in the healthcare industry is highly desired

  • 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

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies up to 20 lbs & use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, & biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status & will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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