Senior Front End Software Engineer

Menlo Park, CA
Oct 01, 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

In this role, you’ll enjoy working on a broad array of software systems and have high impact by building user experiences critical to GRAIL's mission. The team is responsible for customer-facing software used to capture and manage clinical data.  We strive to build a robust and scalable infrastructure as well as easy-to-use UI interfaces.  Our technical stack consists of React, Go, AWS, Kubernetes, and Microservices. 
You Will:
  • Use your experience architecting and developing front-end applications and distributed systems to build software that supports GRAIL products, studies, and internal tools.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to overcome real-world problems that sometimes can’t be solved with software alone.
  • Mentor and teach other team members to help improve their skills and elevate the software organization.
  • Architect efficient and reusable front-end systems that drive complex web applications.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Software Engineers to deliver compelling user-facing products.
  • Provide guidance on improving the user experience of our front-end applications through design and performance optimizations.

Your Background Includes:
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, or similar technical field.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience designing, developing, testing, and maintaining software.
  • Excellent knowledge of general-purpose programming languages including Javascript, Typescript, Go, Java, Python, or C++.
  • Experience with front end technologies and/or front end frameworks.
  • Experience developing user-facing software.
  • Experience with the latest and greatest web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as React, Material UI, Underscore and Lodash, Formik.
  • Excellent sense of web design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience.
  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.
  • An understanding of the benefits of accessibility and can build products that are accessible to users with disabilities.
  • Passion about software engineering, as well as software engineering teams.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership and self-direction.
  • Willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.

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.