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Lead/Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 12/12/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 10550 Pay Rate: $140k - $180k

Job Description

Our client is an early-stage biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform that can provide safe and persistent control of targeted gene regulation.


  • Integrate with LIMS to automate and scale our laboratory’s operations.
  • Work with third-party vendors to build and maintain relationships.
  • Interface with wet lab scientists to build required pipelines and implement changes that will improve the system's overall efficiency.
  • Write and review bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Make design decisions, think about tradeoffs and propose technical solutions.
  • Establish the best Engineering practices and drive improvements in design, development and operations.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers on design, coding, troubleshooting and operational excellence.
  • Make design decisions, think about tradeoffs and propose technical solutions.

Job Requirements

  • 5+ years of work experience designing, developing, testing, and maintaining software.
  • 1+ years of experience as a mentor, tech lead OR leading an engineering team
  • Experience in integrations of internal and third-party applications.
  • Experience in the transfer of bioinformatics workflows from manual into high-throughput systems
  • 3+ years of programming experience in Python.
  • Experience with software engineering best practices: code quality, testing, performance optimization, development of research tools infrastructure.
  • Good engineering techniques and best practices (i.e. design control, FMEA, risk analysis, stress testing).
  • Experience working with a broad set of instruments and data: NGS, plate readers, imagers, flow cytometers, FACS, qPCR, and so on.
  • Experience creating and managing infrastructure in a Cloud Provider; for example Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Provider, or Microsoft Azure.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, or a similar technical field.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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