Invitae makes it easy to access your genetic information, so you can take control of your health.
San Francisco, CA

Bioinformatics Engineer, Algorithm, Rapid Response Team at Invitae

| San Francisco, CA
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Invitae is a healthcare technology company that uses genetic information to empower doctors and patients to make informed medical decisions. Our development team is taming the chaos of biology with cutting-edge methods and high throughput workflows capable of processing thousands of samples each week. We are constantly improving our tools and technologies to deliver the highest quality actionable information to patients. Behind every sample that comes in through the door we know there is an individual and a family looking for answers.As part of our Bioinformatics Rapid Response team you will help improve our products, workflows and tools in a production setting. You will apply your knowledge of software engineering, computer science and statistics to optimize our assays in various ways such as cost, turnaround time and operational stability. In the team, you will drive execution and own a solution through conception, implementation, validation and production release. You will work and learn among an extraordinary set of peers: bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, and software engineers. Your work will improve the quality of our products and directly impact each of our patients.What you will do:
  • Evaluate and improve production algorithms and statistical models for NGS and non-NGS assays technologies, to reduce costs, improve turnaround time, increase automation
  • Critically analyze large production datasets using in-house tools and build custom tools when needed
  • Write production-level code to implement data-driven improvements
  • Lead development in a cross-disciplinary setting to define issues, assemble datasets, devise analyses and document conclusions for internal review and regulatory purposes
What you will bring:
  • Advanced graduate degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or a related discipline, or 5+ years of experience working in a bioinformatics role
  • Deep knowledge and experience analyzing genetics data (including Illumina SBS, PacBio, microarrays, capillary electrophoresis)
  • Understanding of the statistical and algorithmic foundations of modern variant calling packages  such as GATK and techniques for CNV/large events calling
  • Experience reading and writing source code for large software projects, with strong preference for Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and data presentation skills

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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What are Invitae Perks + Benefits

Invitae 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.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
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
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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