Senior/Principal Software Engineers
Claritas Genomics - Cambridge, MA

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Claritas Genomics is a new, well-funded startup formed from the Gene Diagnostic Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital and the top-ranked pediatric hospital in the US.

Continuing to focus on genetic diseases affecting children, Claritas is bringing this expertise to the world. We need your help.

Build a large-scale, genomic data pipeline and data-mining suite to advance medicine in both clinical diagnostics and pure research. Knowledge of genetics is not required but you must be a gifted and dedicated software engineer.


  • Develop a robust and scalable pipeline with interfaces to external applications, laboratory information systems, and electronic medical records
  • Integrate state-of-the-art bioinformatics algorithms and tools
  • Collaborate with an inter-disciplinary team of Software Engineers, Bioinformaticians and others to deliver innovative new products
  • Develop a comprehensive automated test suite to ensure the correct functioning of the pipeline


  • Must be deeply committed to software as a craft and be hard-core about quality
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in commercial software, Internet or mobile development
  • Java, Python, C++, golang, Unix, Oracle/MySQL
  • Strong understanding of muliti-threading and network computing
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills
  • A degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred, but all we really care about is how good you are and how well you collaborate
  • Must be willing to learn genetics and bioinformatics to collaborate effectively

Wish List

  • Experience with Amazon’s AWS or Google Cloud
  • Knowledge of statistics and data analysis
  • Big Data, including distributed computing systems and large data-processing workflows (MapReduce/Hadoop, SGE/PBS)
  • NoSql(Cassandra, Hbase, MongoDB), or Column-oriented(Redshift, Vertica, GreenPlum, etc.) data stores

Competitive salaries and benefits

About this company
Claritas Genomics is a new company formed from the Genetics Diagnostic Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Havard teaching hospital...