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Employment Type:
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Posted:
10/30/2013
Job Category:
Software Development
Software Engineer - New Grad
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Counsyl | South San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

About Counsyl

Our goal is to make the human genome practically useful for life-altering decisions.

We've invented the Counsyl Test, a breakthrough diagnostic intended for parents planning to start a family. The test won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for Medicine, was named one of Scientific American's "Top 10 World Changing Ideas," and was featured in the New York Times. Our test is now prescribed by physicians for more than 2.5% of all births in the United States.

The cost of sequencing human genomes is plunging - over 5x faster than the cost of computing; the potential impact on preventive healthcare and the medical landscape is boundless. The science is there but the scale isn't. That's where Counsyl comes in. We are building the technology platform to make genomics useful and accessible to everyone.

Software is at the heart of Counsyl

The vast majority of our operations are powered by our own custom-built infrastructure on a Python/Django/Postgres stack, from ordering to lab processing to billing. We're building new tools, new workflows, and new infrastructure to solve the challenging problems of a technology startup involved with not just bits, but also interconnected physical components like lab robotics and patient samples.

Don't be intimidated if you don't have a genomics background; solving these problems fundamentally requires software solutions. We're looking for the best and brightest software engineers - strong generalists with solid CS fundamentals and practical software engineering intuition - to help us scale up genomics to billions of users.

Prerequisites

Working towards a BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
Strong software engineering fundamentals: design, testing, version control
Significant independent programming experience as demonstrated by a GitHub account, personal web page or prior internships.

We like to see experience with

Python, Django, CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS
NumPy, SciPy, scikit-learn
Relational database systems, such as PostgreSQL
Unix, Git, and other command line tools

What you'll do

Move fast without breaking things :)
Start in the areas you're familiar with, and grow to work on the full stack
Work closely with a small, tight-knit team
Develop algorithms and code for all aspects of clinical genomics, from machine learning to supply chain optimization to insurance billing
Quite literally save lives with your keyboard

Perks

Competitive compensation and benefits
Generous equity package in a fast-growing startup
Catered meals every day plus a fully stocked kitchen
On-site gym access to work it off
Dry cleaning and laundry service

About Counsyl

About Counsyl

Counsyl is a technology company that strives to give millions of men and women access to vital information about their bodies, helping them confidently make choices about their lives. The team consists of world class engineers, scientists and clinical experts as well as a renowned engineering and scientific advisory board. Counsyl integrates sophisticated technology with custom robotic automation in its accredited medical laboratory. This focus on technology has made Counsyl a leader in helping patients and doctors communicate about medical results in real time. Its products have won the Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Award for Medicine, and have been named one of Scientific American's "Top 10 World Changing Ideas."

Counsyl’s Family Prep Screen has already helped hundreds of thousands of people discover critical information before having children, and the Counsyl platform extends beyond family preparation to include inherited cancer screening. Counsyl has raised a total of $93M and is privately funded by Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, Goldman Sachs, and Google executive David Drummond.