Golang / Go Job: Senior / Principal Platform Engineer


Senior / Principal Platform Engineer at Helix

San Francisco, California, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted Jan 23 2018)
About the company
We believe that everyone benefits from their biological information. It’s our mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. With our high-quality, trusted partners and state-of-the-art lab, we’ve created the first platform of personalized products and services powered by genetics. From inherited cancer screening to custom fitness and nutrition plans, the world of DNA learning is becoming more accessible and more valuable than ever. So far we’ve raised over $100 million from investors like Illumina (the world’s leader in genetic sequencing equipment), Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Kleiner Perkins. Our app store and marketplace include partners such as National Geographic, Admera Health, Vinome and many others, with whom we have partnered to develop applications which interpret your genome. Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are passionate about our mission and are excited to work with a truly diverse team.

Job position
Relocation compensation available

Job description
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

Design and code a secure cloud-based platform.

Architect a robust distributed systems design that is highly secure and performant.

Build consumer-scale web services to deliver next-generation sequencing data.

Establish strong engineering best practices.

Own deliverables from ideation to production operationalization.

Note: We are only able to provide relocation assistance within USA.

Skills & requirements
7+ years development experience in Java, C#, C++, Python, or Rails

Interest or experience in Golang

Experience building service oriented architectures

Experience architecting large, high-scale back end systems

Thought leadership and a successful track record mentoring other engineers

Proficiency with distributed systems built on cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

Command of data modeling, data stores (relational, NoSQL), query optimization

Experience building platform APIs and SDKs

Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery

BS+ in Computer Science required; coursework in genetics/bioinformatics a plus

Great problem-solving skills and experience with some or all of these areas: software platforms, consumer applications, genomics

Instructions how to apply
Please apply online at https://www.helix.com/careers/?id=481515.
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