Director Engineering Tools & Dev at Invitae

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Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote

Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry, by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.

This role is with our new Ciitizen team. Ciitizen is a health technology platform that enables patients with cancer and rare neurologic disorders to collect, digitize, and share their health information. We are looking for a Director of Engineering - Tools role in a leadership role that will lead the Tools development within Engineering. Tools play an extremely meaningful role within the Ciitizen platform and are used by internal and external users. They are key components in the document and data processing pipelines. The quality and performance of the tools directly impacts Ciitizen’s customer SLAs and hence the revenues. This role will report into CTO/VP of Engineering and will be responsible for the team, engineering planning, execution, quality and timely delivery of the tools.

Tools are an integral part of Ciitizen’s core platform and data processing pipelines. They are tightly integrated with the data pipeline workflow and the operational workflows to deliver high quality data to patients and partners. Most tools are built as full stack applications using Javascript front end (Vue.js) and Node back end. Examples of tools include the Review Tool (which is a core IP of the company), patient manager tool, Annotation tool (used by the data science team) and End To End data pipeline testing tools.

This role collaborates with other product and engineering teams to deliver the tools. Collaboration may require understanding of product specification or use cases, APIs to integrate other parts of the platform, bring to bear resources from other teams etc.

Finally, the role will also be responsible to build and mentor the team, provide technical guidance in the areas of tools application development, design, architecture, and build a culture of quality and accountability.

Role and Responsibilities

Director of Engineering - Tools will be responsible for :

  • Build and lead engineering processes for full stack tools applications development, including technical design, planning and delivery.
  • Build the vital quality practices like unit test coverage, test case coverage to ensure high quality of work
  • Manage, grow and mentor a team of front end and full stack engineers and develop accountability within the team
  • Establish clear goals in the form of OKRs aligned with the overall engineering and company goals and build career roadmaps for each team member.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the team in the area of front end applications.
  • Participate in weekly leadership meetings and present the development status via a dashboard.
  • Perform sprint retrospectives to identify issues and improvements in the engineering processes
  • Build and proactively review the development metrics like sprint burndown, open bugs, velocity, code reviews, etc. for individuals as well as across the team
  • Work with Product Management to incorporate technical debt as a roadmap item using the same business value driven approach as new features or product areas.
  • Build a relationship of trust and establish a collaborative process by defining the entry and exit criteria and hand off between the teams.
  • Work with remote or outsourced partners to get turnkey projects done.
  • Manage remote teams or contractors as a part of augmented engineering team
  • Build a proficient team of dedicated and curious individuals who take ownership, accountability and pride in their work.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Design, Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields or equivalent experience in product leadership roles
  • 15+ years of proven track record in building software products, and at least 5 years in leadership and engineering management roles
  • Strong collaboration, and communication skills
  • Hands on experience with front end and full stack technologies like Javascript frameworks (React, Vue, Node), REST APIs and Databases (RDBMS/Elasticsearch/NoSQL)
  • Proven experience with project planning, sprint planning, release planning and management
  • Consistent track record of delivering products that have scaled and have delivered measurable business value
  • Experience with mentoring engineering teams, demonstrating leadership skills and leading by example
  • Experience using Feature Flags, A/B tests, and deep expertise with tools like JIRA
  • Proven expertise with CI/CD is highly desirable (Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes)

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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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
401(K)
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
Sabbatical
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
Parking
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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