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Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Bioinformatics Platform

GeneDx Inc

GeneDx Inc

Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

GeneDx, the world’s leading genomics diagnostics company, is seeking a Senior Software Engineer for our Cloud Bioinformatics Platform team.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work with other engineers in our team to deliver faster, cheaper, more reliable, more scalable, and more accurate bioinformatics software into our production diagnostics platform. You will lead technical design and implementation efforts to improve our bioinformatics workflow; executing using the best practices and principles of modern software engineering. When working with non-technical team members, you’ll understand their root cause needs and be able to propose novel technical solutions. Additionally, you will collaborate with and support other data scientists and software engineers in their code development and assist in establishing best practices within the team.

As a senior engineer, you own strategic initiatives of the team and be comfortable coordinating work including other senior staff. Your breadth of engineering knowledge will allow you to make and review plans for complex projects that include other engineering specialties. You will be empowered and trusted to make critical decisions where mistakes could lead to serious delay or cancelation of an initiative. You will be expected to find resourceful and creative solutions to hard problems and support your teammates in doing the same.

Experience, Traits, and Skills

  • Proficiency in Python; comfortable with working in other similar languages.
  • Experience end-to-end in system design, roadmapping, delivery, and cloud deployment. (OCI or AWS experience a plus.)
  • Experience with GitOps and CI/CD pipelines, Infrastructure as Code using Terraform, container orchestration using Docker and Kubernetes, common data logging suites/toolsets like Datadog or Newrelic.
  • Experience building/consuming API calls/responses and ETL functions.
  • Good understanding of general software engineering patterns, best practices, and methods.
  • 5+ years professional experience (industry setting) designing and supporting cloud-based software using modern object-oriented frameworks.
  • Successful history of delivering scalable production software.
  • Able to drive design and execution of technical proposals as an individual contributor or technical project lead.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with other development teams.
  • Able to drive technical planning both within and outside the team.
  • Nice to have: Knowledge of bioinformatics pipeline scalability, observability, and cost efficiency.

The Responsibilities

  • Design, write, and maintain high quality and robust software applications and services to meet team goals.
  • Collaborate with teammates and product managers in developing development roadmaps and sprint planning.
  • Drive technical planning for multi-quarter, multi-platform projects.
  • Assist in establishment and adherence to robust and compliant software development best practices.
  • Participate in software quality testing and validation.
  • Play a role in cross-functional development with other teams as required.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement in the operating model of the team.
  • Level up your teammates to bring deeper understanding of technical know-how across teams.
  • Ensure quality technical implementation within our platform.
  • Your code is peer-reviewed through the pull request process. You lead reviews of others’ work.
  • Produce high quality code that meets company coding standards and is clearly written and documented so that other software developers can work with it.

The Objectives

  • Delivery of a cost-efficient, reliable, and scalable bioinformatics platform in the cloud.
  • You are an active and vital contributor to your team and your co-workers’ success and well-being.
  • Bioinformatics platform is scalable, cost controlled, reliable, and engineered with modern software engineering best practices.
  • Bioinformatics software is modular and evolvable, allowing easy implementation of algorithmic improvements.
Pay Transparency, Budgeted Range
$183,500$229,000 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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