Bioinformatics Engineer in Test

| Greater Boulder Area
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Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position mixes technical leadership with staff support activities. You will be building a team of bioinformaticists and engineers focused on building reliable, re-usable and precise tools for verifying NGS pipelines used in cancer diagnostics. 

You will be applying your software engineering expertise and/or your bioinformatics expertise to build automated testing tools in Python. You will author some test cases, but primarily the focus is on creating the tools, framework and infrastructure needed for other developers to do their own testing. You will be integrating your work and helping assist your team in getting their work integrated in a CI/CD pipeline.

You will also be using or developing expertise in verification strategies, from a bioinformatics POV, from a software engineering POV as well as a regulatory compliance POV. You will own processes, training and work instructions related to test automation.

Invitae is making assays better, faster and cheaper for cancer diagnostics. This role is key for the ongoing development and maintenance of these cancer diagnostic systems.

  • Your commitment, passion and drive will affect patient outcomes.
  • You see the value in rules.
  • You want to mentor and coach colleagues.
  • You love solving interesting problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with scientists, clinical personnel, software developers, and data managers to develop a deep understanding of Archer’s platform and key product development questions
  • Interpret and communicate findings to biologists, engineers, and others via reports and presentations
  • Be the expert on test automation for safety regulations (IEC 62304, ISO 14971)
  • Hire, coach and train new team-mates.
  • Design scalable, maintainable and well tested commercial-grade software for the automation and support of pipeline verification.
  • Follow company policies for producing CDx/IVD software in the planning and development stages of a regulatory submission
  • Review, understanding, and compliance with ArcherDX HIPAA Security policies and procedures
  • Safeguarding the privacy and security of protected health information and European Union personal data
  • Processing and handling of European Union personal data only as directed by ArcherDX for purposes of personalized molecular pathology

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of professional bioinformatics experience (an advanced degree can count towards professional experience) -or-
  • 2+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Understanding of FDA regulations for software development in medical devices is preferred
  • Formal software development experience is plus
  • Proficiency in object oriented design principles is a plus

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Insatiable curiosity
  • Introspective and self-aware
  • Healthy dose of insecurity that leads to data driven decisions
  • Relies on data more than gut instinct
  • Puts the team harmony over their own self-interest
  • Disciplined to follow process
  • Proven managerial skills to bring teams together to achieve common goals
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to thrive in a change-oriented environment
  • Self Starter
    • Self-directed: needs little explicit direction and no hand-holding
    • Able to organize and prioritize a diverse set of responsibilities to ensure that focus on growth and success of company is achieved

EDUCATION:

  • BS/BA or greater in computer science or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s geographic location, qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. 

Invitae offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes healthcare coverage, 401k, and a broad range of other benefits, outlined below:

  • Health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurance coverage
  • Paid time off, holiday pay, parental leave, and other health and wellness supports

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.

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Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

An Insider's view of Invitae (Formerly ArcherDx)

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the Invitae office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.

Sarah

Corporate Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Invitae. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.

Judy

Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.

Aaron

VP of Bioinformatics and Commercial Development

What are Invitae (Formerly ArcherDx) Perks + Benefits

Invitae (Formerly ArcherDx) Benefits Overview

At Invitae, our employees are the key to our continued success. Our culture is one of our most important strengths. A set of commitments we make to each other and to our customers to build a world-class organization in service of our mission. That is why Invitae proudly offers comprehensive perks and benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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