Spiral Genetics makes software to compare large populations of whole human genomes.

 

Spiral (YC W19) works with governments of countries and other large genetic data producers to help them make sense of their data.

Scale Drives Discovery

The industry of genomic data analysis has come a long way since the completion of the human genome project.  At Spiral, our goal is to power the next wave of genetic discoveries by enabling researchers to compare large populations.   We have built a disruptive platform that allows researchers to detect and compare complex genetic variations with unprecedented speed and accuracy. More data = more signal = more discovery.

Impact Matters

As the industry leader in population-scale genomics analysis software, we build technology that is changing the world. We are looking for team members who want to contribute to transforming healthcare and our understanding of genetics.

 

Our Board

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Adina Mangubat

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Richard Jacroux

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Jeremy Bruestle

 

Team

Adina Mangubat
Chief Executive Officer

Adam English
Bioinformatics R&D

Niranjan Shekar
Director of Science

Nils McCarthy
Senior Software Engineer

Carol Horowitz
Usability and Documentation

 

Rob Flickenger
Director of Engineering

Lisa Herta
Scientific Solutions Developer

Diversity Breeds Innovation

We believe that diverse perspectives allow us to innovate most effectively. We are interested in people who bring new perspectives, talents and interests outside of our work.  We have put together an incredibly diverse team with a wide range of backgrounds and interests.  Our team has expertise in cryptography, psychology, D&D, Japanese tea ceremony, molecular biology, biking, mountain climbing, machine learning, dragon boating, and even scanning electron microscopy.

About You

Although we work hard and solve difficult problems, we have a relaxed and collegial atmosphere. We are looking for someone who shares our values and wants to actively contribute to our vibrant culture.  If you thrive in a startup environment, care deeply about technological and scientific excellence, and want to be part of a company that is transforming genetic research, send us your resume! careers@spiralgenetics.com 


Open Positions

Senior C++ Engineer

We are looking for a Senior C++ Software Engineer to help develop our next generation DNA analysis engine. This position is full time. Compensation will be competitive, dependent on experience. Our offices are located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Local candidates or those willing to relocate to Seattle only, please!

Skills & Requirements

Required:

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent

  • 8+ years professional programming experience

  • 5+ years C++ experience (we use C++11, STL, Boost)

  • Python fluency; Boost.Python experience a plus

  • Experience with map/reduce in a high volume, large scale data processing app

  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to debug multithreaded, multiprocess, multi-node applications

  • Expert Linux command line skills

  • git (we use Bitbucket and git flow)

  • Deployment experience to AWS, Azure, GCP, or other cloud environment

  • A willingness to learn new science in our emerging field.

Nice to have:

  • RESTful interface design and implementation

  • Test automation experience

  • Agile / Scrum / JIRA

  • A background in bioinformatics (traditional BWA/GATK pipeline)

Our stack:

  • gcc / bazel

  • git / Bitbucket / git flow

  • Ubuntu / AWS / Azure / Jenkins

  • JIRA / Confluence / Slack

DevOps Engineer

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to help develop our next generation population scale DNA analysis platform. This position is full time. Compensation will be competitive, dependent on experience. Our offices are located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Local candidates or those willing to relocate to Seattle only, please!

Skills & Requirements

Required:

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent

  • 5+ years professional DevOps experience

  • Strong background in software development as well as operations

  • Deployment experience to AWS, Azure, GCP, or other cloud environment

  • Strong knowledge of Linux systems internals with a good understanding of networking and protocols. Ubuntu experience preferred.

  • Continuous integration using Jenkins for automated testing and deployments

  • Ability to read and write complex Bash and Python scripts to automate system deployment, troubleshooting, and maintenance

  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL, Postgres) with the ability to write SQL commands and identify and resolve performance issues

  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills

  • git (we use Bitbucket and git flow)

  • A willingness to learn new science in our emerging field.

Nice to have:

  • Test automation experience

  • Elasticsearch and Kibana experience a plus

  • Agile / Scrum / JIRA

  • RESTful interface design and implementation

  • A background in bioinformatics (traditional BWA/GATK pipeline).

Our stack:

  • Ubuntu / AWS / Azure / Jenkins

  • git / Bitbucket / git flow

  • JIRA / Confluence / Slack.

Technical Account Manager

We are looking for a Technical Account Manager to interface with with our population scale genomics customers. This position is full time. Compensation will be competitive, dependent on experience. Our offices are located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Local candidates or those willing to relocate to Seattle only, please!

Skills & Requirements

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist customers in deploying and optimizing our software pipeline for optimal performance on the customers' compute infrastructure

  • Function as a front-line technical resource for best practices running our DNA analysis software

  • Act as liaison between customers and our engineering group

  • Help to implement and document best practices in deploying our product on customers' compute clusters.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in customer-facing positions as a technical account manager, client manager, professional services consultant or sales engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in CS, Engineering, Bioinformatics or related field or equivalent experience

  • Understanding of hardware and software architecture, and infrastructure design and development, specifically in shared computing cluster environments

  • Strong technical background, with previous experience in Linux system administration

  • Experience scripting for pipeline automation. Bash and Python strongly preferred

  • Flexible attitude, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong professional documentation skills and willingness to create professionally documented deliverables for customers

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Bioinformatics experience a plus

  • A willingness to learn new science in our emerging field.

Senior Scientist Programmer

We are looking for a Senior Scientist Programmer to help develop our next generation DNA analysis engine. This position is full time. Compensation will be competitive, dependent on experience. Local candidates or those willing to relocate to Seattle only, please!

Skills & RequirementS

Required:

  • Masters in Genetics or Computational Biology

  • Ability to prepare data for scientific analysis

  • Ability to write and submit a manuscript to a range of journals

  • Python fluency; Boost.Python experience a plus

  • Ability to collaborate with a range of scientists in the field

  • Ability to provide data to the development team for debugging and improvement

  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Expert Linux command line skills

  • git (we use Bitbucket and git flow)

  • A willingness to learn new science in our emerging field.


Nice to have:

  • At least 2 years coding scientific software

  • At least 1 other user of your scientific software

  • At least 1 year experience in C++ (we use C++11, STL, Boost)

  • Deployment experience to AWS, Azure, GCP, or other cloud environment

  • Agile / Scrum / JIRA

Our stack:

  • gcc / bazel

  • git / Bitbucket / git flow

  • Ubuntu / AWS / Azure / Jenkins

  • JIRA / Confluence / Slack