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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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  Company Description

Guardant Healthis 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 Healthhas 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

About the role:

This role is in the bioinformatics team - you will be responsible for the software that is used in the clinical laboratory to process patient samples & analyze their genomic profiles, finding the right treatment options for cancer patients based on a simple blood draw. You will participate in a small team following agile methodology. Your role would be to implement new solutions & architectures to solve complex problems in a clinical NGS setting. You will be assisting in developing internal tools that will help improve engineering efficiency.


Maintain & extend the applications RESTful web service / APIs in Python.

Design & implement solutions end-end from user interface through persistent storage.

Provide written documentation & specifications of software products & services. Preferably in a regulated environment such as IVD or CLIA.

Evaluate, test, & use open-source software & applications.Interface with other teams to obtain requirements & support deployed applications.

Ability & desire to work on all aspects of software development in an agile environment including documentation, design, development, & testing of features & sub-systems.

Field incoming service/issue requests from end users via email, ticketing system, telephone or in person

Provide technical support by way of identifying, classifying, troubleshooting, resolving & escalating technical issues.

Partnering with engineering & product teams to build out self-service tools to reduce & streamline technical support instances over time

Monitor user activity & logs to proactively identify & resolve technical problems

Making improvements to our team's documentation, processes & infrastructure.

Create strategy for self-help knowledge base infrastructure & content.

Be able to work during business hours (from 9 AM to 5 PM) & available on-call for after hour or weekend work

Support bioinformatics & clinical operations infrastructure

Essential Skills/experience

Excellent & proven troubleshooting skills

5+ years experience developing software in production environment

Strong understanding of Python

Excellent verbal & written communication skills

Expert knowledge of Linux operating systems, including commands/command line & networking concepts

Exceptional attention to detail, ability to follow through, & strong organizational & documentation skills

Ability to work well in a group & independently with minimal supervision


Experience Onboarding new users

Experience with Docker

Experience working in a regulated environment such as IVD or CLIA.

Additional Information

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

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