Algorithms Software Engineer
Natera - San Carlos, CA

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We’re a smart, growing team tackling big problems. Natera’s mission is to give couples the best chance of having a healthy child and we need your help to bring the latest technology in genetics together with advanced signal processing and statistics.

We’re building a small team of engineers to support production algorithms development. We want to create extensible software that is testable and self-documenting. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong understanding of algorithms and real-world experience developing production software in Java. You should also have a working knowledge of code optimization and a functional understanding of software patterns and architectural trade-offs. No biology background is required.

Your initial responsibilities will be to:
  • Develop production algorithms from statistical models and prototypes
  • Support and extend our next generation sequencing framework
  • Collaborate on cloud based software for worldwide distribution of our lab test
  • Process large numerical data sets efficiently
  • Lead technical projects from conception to realization in a commercial environment
Skills & Requirements:
  • MS in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum of 6 yrs of commercial server-side Java experience
  • Comfortable with Agile development and a Continuous Integration environment
  • Experience with Java back-end frameworks and ORMs
  • Excellent systems design and architecture
  • Familiarity with MATLAB is a strong plus
  • Linux command line experience and basic scripting skills are a plus
  • Experience and interest in coaching other team members
  • Self-motivated, and detail oriented
About Natera
The mission of Natera is to help doctors give couples the best chance of having a healthy child. Our company was formed in 2004 by a team of doctors, geneticists, statisticians, and software engineers who embarked on developing a technology called Parental Support™, to enable highly reliable testing of multiple genes and chromosome copy number from minute amounts of DNA. Natera has helped thousands of families with its one-of-a-kind testing.
Natera is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and top Silicon Valley VC firms including Sequoia Capital, Claremont Creek Ventures, and Lightspeed Ventures.