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Research & Science

Senior Bioinformatician I

Sunnyvale, California, United States

23andMe is looking for a full stack software developer to join our growing Genomic Data Sciences team! You will work closely with our Bioinformatics, Research Project Management, and Genomics teams to develop specialized applications that enable the discovery and investigation of disease targets using genetics.


Who We Are

23andMe, the leading consumer genetics and research company, has accumulated a wealth of genotypic and phenotypic information from participants committed to improving human health through advances in genomics. Our Research team continuously analyzes this data to uncover new insights and discoveries to help with the development of treatments that can offer significant benefits for patients with serious, unmet medical needs.


What You'll Do

  • Design and deploy cutting-edge applications to expose genetic and phenotypic insights and opportunities to research partners using both internal and external analysis results 
  • Assess, identify, and deploy open source or commercial applications to rapidly deliver industry-standard capabilities to a diverse set of researchers
  • Ensure a superior research user experience for evaluating insights derived from the world’s largest recontactable genetic database
  • Work with internal and external engineers to deliver and maintain a suite of scientific applications and visualizations
  • Execute and participate in the creation of application roadmaps, development lifecycles, and release plans
  • Collaborate with other data engineers, bioinformaticians, and biologists to improve usability and communicate complex concepts
  • Aid with machine learning and data engineering teams to present complex data for discoverability and exploration
  • Write technical documentation and translate technically complex information for non-technical stakeholders
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies


What You’ll Bring

  • 5+ years of proven work experience as a full stack developer
  • Passion for current and best practices designing and creating applications with consideration for the full stack architecture and user experience
  • Extensive experience creating scientific or data-centric applications with a focus on genetics and genomics
  • Strong knowledge of modern front-end technologies, HTML, and CSS, including layout, specificity, cross browser compatibility, and accessibility
  • Comfort and experience integrating existing open-source applications and datasets into internal ecosystems with an eye toward superior user experience
  • Familiarity with quality control, testing, and release management
  • Deep understanding of layout aesthetics and data visualization
  • In-depth knowledge of the entire web development process 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Ability to work from 23andMe’s office in South San Francisco or Sunnyvale three (3) days per week


Strongly Preferred

  • Experience with leadership in Agile software development lifecycle
  • Experience with common scripting languages (R, or Python preferred)
  • Experience in working with SQL and NoSQL database systems as well as GraphQL
  • Prior experience working in secure or air-gapped environments
  • Familiarity working with distributed or high-performance computing systems


About Us

23andMe is a genetics-led consumer healthcare and biopharmaceutical company empowering a healthier future. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics. More information is available at www.23andMe.com

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 accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 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.

Pay Transparency
23andMe takes a market-based approach to pay, and amounts will vary depending on your geographic location. The salary range reflected here is for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
San Francisco Bay Area Base Pay Range
$153,600$230,400 USD