Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

Boston, MA
Comp Bio /
Full-time /
The Opportunity

Precede Biosciences is seeking a Senior Bioinformatics Engineer to join our growing engineering team and create the data platform and analysis pipelines upon which our research and products are based.  You’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn a diverse set of cutting-edge technologies and have a huge impact on the success of the organization.   

About Us 
We are pioneering an advanced, minimally invasive, comprehensive epigenomics platform with the potential to profoundly impact the research and development of new medicines and the use of approved medicines in clinical practice across a number of conditions, including cancer. More information on our company and platform can be found on our company website and in our recent publication in Nature Medicine. 
We care deeply about creating a place where folks can do their best work from the start and have intentionally created an environment that is defined by purpose, teamwork, and excellence. This means nurturing team spirit, facing challenges together, collaboratively solving complex problems, while also ensuring a strong focus on individual initiative, accountability, and delivery.

Your role

    • You will be instrumental to the design, development, deployment and operation of our bioinformatics data processing and management infrastructure, supporting both research and production needs 
    • You will employ best practices and principles of modern, cloud-based software engineering to ensure that we can iterate quickly without compromising on quality, reliability or maintainability 
    • You will be part of a cross-functional team of computational biologists, assay product development teams and translational scientists to ensure that our data platform facilitates clinical accuracy, operational efficiency, security and commercial scale 
    • You will proactively identify and solve complex problems while also communicating effectively to all involved stakeholders 

Who you are

    • You have a minimum of 3+ years of relevant work experience in life sciences software development in the cloud 
    • You love learning new skills and knowledge through practical, real world experiences 
    • You have a successful history of delivering production software and are comfortable with modern best practices for software development and infrastructure-as-code 
    • You have a deep knowledge of AWS-based infrastructure used for data processing, management and security in the life sciences, preferably with NGS-based data 
    • You have fluency in one or more programming languages commonly used in bioinformatics, such as Python or Java; bonus points for IaC tools such as CloudFormation, CDK or Terraform 
    • You have practical experience with commonly used NGS data processing tools such as BWA and the GATK as well as workflow engines such as Nextflow, Cromwell or Snakemake 
    • You have great communication skills, both written and verbal, and are able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders with varying degrees of engineering knowledge 
    • You love startups and starting up. You are comfortable taking on new tasks or projects with little direction and adjusting course in response to feedback and information. 
    • You bring an openness to learn from diverse perspectives and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams 
We believe in building an inclusive and balanced team. We also know meeting every single-exact-criteria can get in the way of meeting stellar folks.  Please don’t hesitate to apply!  
Precede Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.