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Senior Machine Learning Engineer

GeneDx Inc

GeneDx Inc

Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

GeneDx is seeking an exceptional Machine Learning Engineer to spearhead the development of our groundbreaking automated genetic test writing service. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in Large Language Models (LLMs), machine learning, and product development to create a generative AI system for automating generic test report writing. This system will integrate test results, and our internal knowledge base of structured genetic information to generate professional, accurate, and easily understandable results.


  • Architect and develop a state-of-the-art ML pipeline or agent-based system that utilizes LLMs and context-aware tools to generate genetic test reports
  • Research, evaluate, and implement various LLMs and ML techniques to optimize the system's performance and output quality
  • Collaborate closely with the clinical staff to incorporate domain-specific knowledge and ensure the accuracy and relevance of the generated reports
  • Develop and maintain data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model training pipelines
  • Implement advanced NLP techniques such as named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and text summarization to enhance report generation
  • Continuously monitor, analyze, and improve the system's performance based on user feedback and advancements in ML and LLM technologies
  • Contribute to the development of a robust, scalable, and secure ML infrastructure
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, or a related field
  • Extensive experience in developing and deploying ML/AI-based systems
  • Strong Python skills
  • Strong expertise in natural language processing (NLP) and large language models (LLMs)
  • Experience with LLM libraries such as LangChain, Llama Index, Instructor, DsPy, Outlines, or Instructor
  • Experience with Vector Databases such as Chroma, Weaviate, PineCone
  • Proficiency in deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, HuggingFace
  • Experience with fine-tuning LLMs is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with model serving technologies a plus, eg KServe, Ray, vLLM, SkyPilot etc.
  • Experience with ML experiment tracking, CometML, Weights and Biases,
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, innovative environment
  • Knowledge of genetics or experience in the healthcare domain is a plus

Business Value Add:

By hiring a talented Machine Learning Engineer with expertise in Generative AI, we will be able to:

  • Automate the report writing activity which is currently plagued by the tedious work of template selection and minor edits by our highly trained clinical staff.
  • Enable our clinical team to allocate resources more efficiently and focus on high-value tasks such as variant interpretation and difficult cases.
  • Develop a platform for other generative AI applications, such as automated claim denial rebuttals and literature analysis.
  • Establish our company as a technology leader in the genetic testing industry in the use of AI/ML attracting top talent, investors, and partnerships.

Pay Transparency, Budgeted Range
$191,318$229,579 USD


Science - Minded, Patient - Focused.

At GeneDx, we create, follow, and are informed by cutting-edge science. With over 20 years of expertise in diagnosing rare disorders and diseases, and pioneering work in the identification of new disease-causing genes, our commitment to genetic disease detection, discovery, and diagnosis is based on sound science and is focused on enhancing patient care.

Experts in what matters most.

With hundreds of genetic counselors, MD/PhD scientists, and clinical and molecular genomics specialists on staff, we are the industry’s genetic testing experts and proud of it. We share the same goal as healthcare providers, patients, and families: to provide clear, accurate, and meaningful answers we all can trust.


From sequencing to reporting and beyond, our technical and clinical experts are providing guidance every step of the way:


  • High-quality testing: Our laboratory is CLIA certified and CAP accredited and most of our tests are also New York State approved.
  • Advanced detection: By interrogating genes for complex variants, we can identify the underlying causes of conditions that may otherwise be missed.


  • Thorough analysis: We classify variants according to our custom adaptation of the most recent guidelines. We then leverage our rich internal database for additional interpretation evidence.
  • Customized care: Our experts review all test results and write reports in a clear, concise, and personalized way. We also include information for research studies in specific clinical situations.
  • Impactful discovery: Our researchers continue working to find answers even after testing is complete. Through both internal research efforts and global collaborations, we have identified and published hundreds of new disease-gene relationships and developed novel tools for genomic data analysis. These efforts ultimately deliver more diagnostic findings to individuals.

Learn more About Us here.


Benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Discounts
  • Voluntary benefits

GeneDx is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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