Staff Software Engineer, Test

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jul 12, 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

Grail is looking for software engineers who enjoy testing, automation, performance, build and release, and development of high quality software. As a software engineer in test, you will be working on a broad range of software systems and projects. The focus of the role will be to develop automation test frameworks and to build developer tools. This role will be part of a cross-functional team developing software and automation solutions. You will work closely with devops, lab operations, and clinical teams developing software, comprehensive test plans, finding, tracking and resolving bugs.

You will:

• Setting up, maintaining, and executing automated tests on multiple application platforms, such as Mobile, Desktop, and Web.
• Building test strategy and scenarios based on product requirements and technical design.
• Take an Automation first approach and integrate with SCM to enable a continuous integration.
• Investigating customer problems referred to you by the technical support team, testing bugs, and creating and managing bug reports.
• Working with cross functional teams, resolving issues for systems, coordinating on product design, and offering inputs on the testability of functional elements and product designs.
• Improve and measure the performance and efficiency of Grail's engineering infrastructure and software applications.
• Researching test tools, methodologies, and trends and upgrading existing practices and processes.
• Managing the final quality on production release.

Your Background Should Include:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics or similar technical field.
• 8+ years of experience in software engineering building testing infrastructure.
• Fluency in general purpose programming languages such as Java, Javascript, Python, Go.
• Experience with MySQL or other relational databases.
• Experience with AWS technologies. AWS certification is a major plus.
• Demonstrated experience and track-record of quickly learning new programming languages and technologies.
• Attention to detail and consistency.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience.
• Ability to work well in a cross-functional team of engineers and scientists.
• Experience in Agile methodologies.
• Experience with CI tools like Jenkins/Gitlab.
• Interest in human biology and genetics. Many software engineers on our team had no prior experience in the life science industry.

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.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .