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Staff Software Engineer (Durham) #3711

Durham, NC
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

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Engineering, Software Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

GRAIL is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join our team in building software solutions to automate and streamline processes in our factory-like laboratories. 

We process patient blood samples in labs to detect cancer and will significantly expand its commercial operations both in the US and abroad over the coming years. As a consequence, engineering teams are tasked with building software and hardware to automate and streamline many processes in the lab.

There are many software teams that support this effort and we’re specifically looking to expand the team that builds systems to support the NHS and GRAIL partnership. This is a key business goal and you will have the opportunity to work on an incredibly exciting project that directly impacts the UK population.

On an individual basis, you will work as part of a full-stack scrum team to design, develop and run systems that will support these industrial style laboratories. Your work will directly support the processing of GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection blood test. We believe in using the right tool for the project so Grail’s codebase includes many languages but existing systems are built in Java, Python and JavaScript.

This is a hybrid role and requires you to be onsite 2 days a week in Menlo Park, CA
  • Design, build and run systems that process patient samples.
  • Be part of a cross-functional team that collaborates with stakeholders in the US and UK.
  • Work on problems that sometimes cannot be solved with software alone.
  • Take responsibility for the systems managed by the team and support the operation teams that use the system you build through on-call rotations.

Preferred Qualificiations
  • You have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics or similar technical field.
  • Ideally you have 8+ years of relevant work experience designing, developing, testing and maintaining software.
  • You are experienced in general-purpose programming languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, Go, etc, but understand that ultimately these are tools to solve problems
  • You are experienced in cloud platforms such as AWS, infrastructure as code such as terraform and relational databases such as MySQL
  • You have excellent logical reasoning and analytical skills, with a preference for simple solutions.
  • You are a strong written and verbal communicator and can adapt your communication style and the level of detail to your audience.
  • You have a solid understanding of software design principles, data structures, and algorithms.


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


CEO: Bob Ragusa


Company info
1525 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park

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