Sr. Software Engineer - Compute Platform

Mountain View, California, United States

Join 23andMe and tackle cool and challenging engineering problems implementing a large scale data store, building data processing pipelines in the cloud, and powering novel research and analytical capabilities. Work within a collaborative environment of small fast-paced development teams that have a mix of veteran engineers and recent graduates. Come join us in our mission to be the world's trusted source of personal genetic information!

Who we are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome.  We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

What you'll do

  • You'll work on the design and implementation of new infrastructure, features, and frameworks in AWS cloud
  • You'll be a part of the team to build data analysis pipelines for statistical phasing, imputation, & association analyses
  • This role participates in product development process and writes unit and functional tests
  • You will help tackle performance and scalability problems

What you'll bring

  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • You'll bring your strong knowledge of Python and Spark, and experience engineering high volume data pipelines and scientific workflows
  • Experience working with Amazon cloud services: AWS, Cloud Formation, etc.
  • You'll need experience with distributed computing and large-scale data processing and experience solving problems with Hadoop and related technologies (HDFS, MapReduce, HBase, Spark, etc.)
  • You'll have an interest in bioinformatics and thrive with minimum supervision to deliver well-designed high-quality code on time
  • Optional: Experience with Computing optimizations like GPU-computing, Multi-threading, etc.
  • Optional: Knowledge of C and Scala programming language

About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.