Senior Staff Lab Software Systems Engineer

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 Senior Staff Lab Software Systems Engineer at GRAIL, you'll enjoy designing and architecting a broad array of lab software systems and projects including our custom LIMS and Automation platforms. We pride ourselves on building effective, efficient, easy to use and scalable software systems to address GRAIL's many computational and automation related challenges. Our LIMS and Automation Software teams are building innovative automated workcell systems with robot arms that are highly scalable and critical to us delivering our test at volume to patients. Our tech stack includes Golang, AWS, Kubernetes, MySQL, Docker, React, Green Button Go, etc.

You will:

• Architecting and creating our high throughput work cell based lab software ecosystem, contributing to GRAIL's LIMS and sample processing automation.
• Designing for testing, monitoring, logging, reliability, and security as we scale for future production.
• Leading, mentoring and teaching other team members to help improve their skills and elevate the software organization.

Your Background Includes:

• Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, or similar technical field.
• At least 10+ years of industry work experience working with and creating full-stack applications, lab and healthcare software, LIS/LIMS, clinical systems or microservice ecosystems.
• Experience with laboratory automation software or devices/instrumentation.
• Experience with software development in a regulated industry.
• Working knowledge of general-purpose programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Go.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated leadership and self-direction.
• Demonstrated willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.

Bonus Points:

• Experience with AWS infrastructure.
• Experience with database migration, performance tuning, and optimization.
• Experience managing PHI and other clinical data in a HIPAA-compliant environment.

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.