Director of Software Engineering - Commercial Products

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Feb 14, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

As a Director of Software Engineering at GRAIL, you'll enjoy working on a broad array of clinical data and genomic related software systems. We pride ourselves on building effective, efficient, easy to use, and scalable clinical-compliant software systems to address GRAIL's many computational and automation related challenges.

You Will:

• Run the software engineering teams focused on developing commercially-focused software products such as Galleri.
• Head up product strategy discussions, analyzing and developing product-related architecture.
• Build and grow an excellent software engineering team.
• Participate in the development of development processes, architecture, and design.
• Driving best practices for commercial products. Leverage Agile and processes for the clinical market.
• Develop data-driven metrics that drive the success of commercial products.

Your Background Includes:

• Bachelors or Masters or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Data Science, AI, or similar technical field.
• At least 20+ years of industry work experience designing, developing and leading software products.
• Experience managing software development teams.
• Solid background and experience in dealing with genomic-data and commercial software.
• Experience architecting clinical-decision support and translational research applications.
• Experience working with a clinical SDLC/DHF to build and architect large-scale applications.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Prior experience being an architect or development director.
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated leadership and self-direction.
• Collaborative team player.
• Demonstrated willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.

Bonus Points:

• Experience with AWS-based commercial systems.
• AWS certifications, especially Pro Solutions Architect.
• Experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis (DNA, RNA, or epigenetic analysis.)
• Excellent knowledge of general-purpose programming languages including C++, Java, Javascript, Python, Go.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.