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Bioinformatics Engineer

Mountain View, CA, United States

Want to revolutionize health care by collaborating with consumers in genetic research? 23andMe is the only company that empowers individuals with access to and understanding of their own genetic information. We integrate the power of the internet, the promise of big data, and a community that contributes crowd-sourced research to help healthcare organizations accelerate scientific discovery.

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.

Combining web development, computer science, genetics, social media, and informatics, 23andMe is at the forefront of a new era in personal genetics. This is your chance to join a talented, ambitious team that is creating truly novel technologies and products that will change the way people see themselves and the world. We’re looking for an experienced bioinformaticist to join our Research team. Come join us!
What you’ll do
In this role you will have the opportunity to provide bioinformatics support to our research team: bringing in external data sets and annotations, developing tools for managing these resources, and integrating them with 23andMe data and analysis results. This is a generalist position that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our dynamic research efforts. The successful candidate will be a pragmatic, tenacious and versatile individual with an attention to detail, the ability to identify and resolving corner cases, a good working knowledge of concepts, tools and terminology to understand researcher's needs and concerns in terms that are familiar to them, and the ability to move seamlessly between a variety of types of assignments.

What you’ll do

  • At least two years software development
  • Master’s degree in Bioinformatics or a related field, or equivalent preferred
  • Strong coding skills: specifically Python, R
  • Conversant with SQL queries, schema development, and query tuning
  • Familiarity with public genomics resources (NCBI, UCSC, 1000 Genomes, ENCODE)


  • C/C++ coding experience may be helpful
  • Knowledge of AWS

About Us
23andMe, Inc. is the leading personal genetics company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has over 2 million customers worldwide with ~85 percent consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Mountain View, CA. More information is available at

At 23andMe we value a diverse, inclusive work force 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. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.