Senior Staff DevOps Engineer - #1792

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. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit

Join GRAIL’s existing security team to build security into all areas of our software/product development, and ongoing operations. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams including IT, Clinical, Lab, and Commercial Operations to continually enhance our security strategy and define project road maps. You will be in a position to assist the engineering team in building new tools and automation systems to help detect cancer.
Functional Duties:
  • Augment the security team in evaluating current and proposed software designs, network infrastructure to assess security risk, as well as propose and implement solutions.
  • Support security operations such as vulnerability management, incident response, and investigations.
  • Develop technical solutions to minimize security risk.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (CxO, engineering teams, clinical teams, R&D, commercial teams, etc) to develop best practices.
  • Be an advocate for protecting user data and privacy.

Required skills:
  • 12+ years working in a software engineering related area (development,
  • QA, Systems Architecture, Systems Administration, etc) with at least 5 years working in a security subject area (Incident Response, Application Security, Pentesting, Risk/Compliance, etc.)
  • Strong Python coding skills
  • Significant AWS, Azure, or Google cloud experience.
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols such as TCP/UDP, SSL/TLS, IPSec, etc.
  • Deep understanding of security principles including encryption, authentication, etc.
  • Be curious and driven to learn new technology and science.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction!
  • Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques!

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.