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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019
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  Company Description


Guardant Health is a pioneer in non-invasive cancer diagnostics & the first company tocommercialize a comprehensive genomic liquid biopsy. Our proprietary digital sequencing technology is transforming cancer treatment by providing an accurate & precise picture of the individual genomic alterations that cause tumors to grow, change, & develop resistance to treatment. We have combined decades of scientific research, advances in laboratory technology, & our breakthrough innovation in liquid biopsy to create new tests that have already handled tens of thousands of samples. We believe our tests can accelerate new drug development & improve the lives of all patients fighting cancer. Our current products are just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish & new uses of our platform are emerging.

We succeed best by coordinating our creative talents & energies to achieve results far beyond what any single individual could accomplish. We seek very talented people who want to be part of our fantastic team.

Job Description

About the Role:

You will be part of the bioinformatics team working on & with the software that is used in the clinical laboratory to process patient samples & analyze their genomic profiles, helping to find the right treatment options for cancer patients based on a simple blood draw. Your role will be to work with Bioinformatics SW Test Engineers & members of the bioinformatics group to ensure the quality of bioinformatics software used in CLIA, CAP, NYDOH, & FDA regulated environments & the correct installation on production systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Work with bioinformatics test engineers & members of the bioinformatics group to develop test cases that ensure the quality of bioinformatics software used in CLIA, CAP, NYDOH, & FDA regulated environments.

Participate in requirements & design review meetings to create comprehensive, automated test strategies/plans for bioinformatics software

Provide written documentation & specifications of software products & services.

Report, track, & escalate anomalies discovered during testing (All testing phases) & ensure closure on issues.


Understanding of sequencing data, annotations, & standard bioinformatics tools e.g. samtools, picard, snpEff.

2+ years of hands on experience with programming & scripting languages such as Python, C++, R, Matlab, shell & RDBMS (SQL or Oracle) & software dev/QA in Linux environment.

Excellent organizational & people skills with the ability to work across functions

Knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, & genomics


Experience working in a regulated environment (CLIA, CAP, NYDOH, & FDA).

Experience in verifying algorithms, workflow or data analysis software.

Experience using test automation & test case management tools


Master's or PhD in Bioinformatics/ CS or equivalent with relevant work experience.

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

Additional Information

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

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