Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

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Invitae (NYSE: NVTA) is a leading medical genetics company trusted by millions of patients and their providers to deliver timely genetic information using digital technology. We aim to provide accurate and actionable answers to strengthen medical decision-making for individuals and their families. Invitae's genetics experts apply a rigorous approach to data and research, serving as the foundation of their mission to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people.

Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

Remote, USA

SCHEDULE:  Mon - Fri, traditional PST hours

Invitae needs engineers with diverse backgrounds to help us achieve our mission.  We are a cross-functional team of scientific domain experts and dedicated, curious engineers. We build systems that take massive amounts of genomic data, combine it with the world's scientific literature, add to it years of rigorously curated results, and package it all neatly for our scientists to consume. It's a lot of information. As the data gets bigger, our systems need to get better and faster. That's where you come in.  

The role focuses specifically on the Patient Data Network, which includes Ciitizen, a health technology platform that enables patients with cancer and rare neurologic disorders to collect, digitize, and share their health information. This includes a wide array of consumer and enterprise products used by a variety of customers including patients, providers, biopharma, advocacy, and HIEs. Specific examples of these applications include the Patient Portal, Clinical Trial Matching, Healthcare Services Marketplace, Patient Cohort Manager, and Prism Reporting.  

We are looking for a reliable and motivated Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform to join our Patient Data Network team who can support our Data Platform Team in developing the data ingestion pipelines and data platform architecture that supports the analytical and reporting needs of internal stakeholders, data scientists, and our machine learning team, as well as externally facing products.

What you’ll do:

  • Understand our complex data ecosystem and diverse types of data (structured and unstructured healthcare data)
  • Design and implement large scale, high-performance data processing systems
  • Design and implement platform data services with reliability, flexibility, and scalability
  • Design and implement solutions to ensure platform data quality, security, and compliance

What you bring:

  • 12 years of relevant experience in data engineering, data processing and data services, or a comparable combination of experience/education
  • Extensive hands-on experience working with large datasets, pipelines, real-time data services and modern data  technologies 
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work towards a larger goal with minimal guidance
  • Strong background in Java, Python programming and a demonstrable ability to quickly learn
  • Solid understanding of software design patterns and functional programing paradigms
  • Advanced experience in database technologies (SQL, NOSQL) s and performance tuning
  • Experience with messaging/queuing systems or stream processing systems
  • Experience in building distributed systems with infrastructure automation, monitoring and alerting
  • Experience in shipping multiple mission-critical systems to production
  • Experience in supporting engineering teams and production systems
  • Focus on high quality code, including automated testing and coding best practices

Additional Preferred but not Required Skills:

  • Experience with healthcare data and standards (FHIR)
  • Experience with running software applications in the cloud (AWS)
  • Experience with Kubernetes / Kafka / Docker
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines (e.g. GitHub Actions)

At Invitae, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s experts in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. Our teams thrive in our dynamic organization, which has been designed to empower them to make the biggest impact they can for our patients.  We give our employees the ability to explore interests and capabilities broadly within the organization. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility. We also provide excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization. 

At Invitae, we’re changing healthcare to change lives. 


This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. This position is eligible for benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability coverage, flexible paid time off, Spring Health, Carrot Fertility, participation in a 401k with company match, ESPP, and many other additional voluntary benefits. Invitae also offers generous paid leave programs so you can spend time with your new child, recover from your own illness or care for a sick family member.

USA National Pay Range

$164,800$206,000 USD

Please apply even if you don’t meet all of the “What you bring” requirements noted.  It’s rare that someone checks every single item, it’s ok, we encourage you to apply anyways.  

Join us!

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We truly believe a diverse workplace is crucial to our company's success and to better serve our diverse patients. Your input is especially valuable. We’d greatly appreciate it if you can take a quick moment to make your selection(s) below. Submissions will be anonymous.

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