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Job Title: Senior Software Engineer - LIMS Platform
Company Name: Guardant Health
Location: Palo Alto, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/13/2022
Expire Date: 10/17/2022
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Computers, Software, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Senior Software Engineer - LIMS Platform

Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360®, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI® tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

Job Description

At Guardant Health our mission is to conquer cancer with data; as such software sits at the core of everything we do. While we’re best known for our molecular diagnostics, which unlock the genomic signatures of cancer, these tests are just the first step in the equation. Turning this genomic data into actionable insights shared with thousands of patients, physicians, and researchers in a scalable, reliable, and secure fashion is a software product challenge.

We are building a unique software stack to manage an ecosystem of microservices, RESTful    APIs, and data integrations with internal and external systems to deliver useful and elegant user experiences in the extraordinarily complex oncology diagnostic and therapeutic landscape. We connect patients with clinical trials, help clinicians order our test and receive our clinical reports, and deliver valuable genomic datasets to researchers to help uncover important insights into treatment paradigms and drug discovery. Our technology stack reflects our views of using the best tools for the job, employing Java, Python, Ruby along with Kubernetes, Docker, Mulesoft, MySQL, MongoDB, high-performance computing clusters (HPC), and a variety of AWS services to analyze and disseminate vast volumes of genomic data.

About the Role

The Software team is looking for an experienced and energetic senior software engineer to build and enhance laboratory workflows within Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and across other systems and services that interact with LIMS to facilitate lab operations. 


As a member of the software team, you will:

  • Work with very interesting technologies and datasets (human genomics)

  • Have a holistic view of processes and systems involved in taking patient samples from order to result in a multi-product clinical laboratory

  • Specialize in the establishment and implementation of performance and monitoring across multiple software systems

  • Develop and maintain performance tests and maintain system baselines

  • Build and maintain an ecosystem of services and applications that provide unique value add

  • Work with leadership and stakeholders to understand and establish a plan for meeting SLA metrics across the LIMS Platform

  • Integrate LIMS and other enterprise systems and services to create seamless business processes

  • Work with the Software Quality Engineering team to integrate performance testing as part of the test automation suite

  • Analyze complex requirements, create simple designs, vet with multiple stakeholders and cross-functional teams 

  • Initiate and lead technical design discussions within and across technical teams

  • Create artifacts, such as design and implementation, to guide development, implementation, and support

  • Code for efficiency, reusability, scalability and all other -ilities by following existing frameworks and practices or creating new ones when needed

  • Develop and maintain automated tests for regular releases

  • Lead discussions with other software engineers with the goal of improving performance and stability

  • Provide second-tier production support


About You

You enjoy an agile, fast paced and highly technical environment. You are comfortable with every aspect of the software development lifecycle, from requirements to production support. You understand the importance of software architecture; you present design choices and iterate over them using feedback as a tool.

You can collaborate within and across teams, understand the big picture, create software designs, implement and prove your code is great with automated test results. You are able to work both independently and collaboratively, and you have a track record of technical leadership in a small team. You are eager to learn new technologies and languages. You are dedicated to engineering excellence yet pragmatic enough to balance quality principles and business needs. You are a champion of agile/scrum. You know the value of written word and can create right-size documentation. You seek feedback and integrate it in a professional manner.


In addition, you bring:

  • 8+ years of enterprise software development in a fast-paced environment leveraging an agile development framework, test automation and continuous integration

  • 6+ years of experience developing production software in Java

  • 6+ years of experience developing and consuming RESTFul APIs using RAML, Swagger / OpenAPI

  • 5+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services or other cloud services

  • 5+ years of experience with performance analysis, tuning, implementation, and monitoring to hit a target SLA

  • 3+ years of experience with Java performance testing tools such as JMeter, Gatling, etc.

  • 3+ years of experience with Java APM tools such as New Relic, AppDynamics, etc.

  • 4+ Hands-on experience with data modeling, developing schemas (relational databases, XML/JSON), data management and processing (relational and NoSQL data stores)

  • 3+ years of experience working with regulated software (such as healthcare or financial)

  • Deep understanding and track record of utilization of contemporary architectural patterns and methodologies such as microservices, serverless or CQRS

  • 1+ years of experience customizing commercial Lab Information Management Systems (LabVantage preferred) or willingness to learn

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, CS, or EE

Desired, but not required:

  • Experience with integration platforms such as Mulesoft 

  • Experience in healthcare industry 

  • Understanding of laboratory operations, regulations, and compliance in the healthcare industry

  • Experience working with commercial off-the-shelf platform such as Salesforce, Oracle ERP, or others

Additional Information

Covid Vaccination Policy:  Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant’s COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws.  An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

Please visit our career page at: http://www.guardanthealth.com/jobs/


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