Helix is hiring a

Full Stack Software Engineer

Denver, United States

Founded in 2015, Helix launched the first-ever marketplace for DNA discovery. Our advanced technology and state-of-the-art lab deliver 100x more data than other at-home DNA tests. We integrate that data in DNA-powered health, ancestry, and wellness products from an ever-growing list of name-brand and developer partners on our platform, including the Mayo Clinic, National Geographic, and LoseIt!

Our mission is to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. Accomplishing this is no small feat; it takes a community of pioneers to make a difference in the lives of millions. Our people are our power, and we have a dedicated team of experts in the fields of genetics, engineering, design, product and beyond who have united to champion better lives for all. We are here to accomplish something bigger than ourselves. Join us and make your difference.  

We're headquartered in San Carlos, with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Denver. We've raised over $300 million from investors like Illumina (the world leader in genetic sequencing equipment), Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth. Learn more about life at Helix.

As a Full Stack Engineer you will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology, achieve a lot individually and own your work, learn from the best, help launch products and platforms and help change lives.

Continue to advance your career as you:

  • Architect and implement critical infrastructure for Helix using state-of-the-art technologies
  • Work with designers, platform engineers, product managers, and scientists to build a top-notch user experience for Helix customers.
  • Innovate on new ways to interact and visualize with a diverse set of never-before-seen content.
  • Build consumer-scale web services to deliver next-generation sequencing data.
  • Build for scale across multiple dimensions, from users to partners to engineering best practices.

We will be looking for you to have:

  • 4+ years development experience in JavaScript and any of the following Java, C#, C++, Python, Rails, or Go
  • A proven track record shipping products built on modern libraries and frameworks with an emphasis on responsive web design
  • Experience building service-oriented architectures
  • Experience solving performance optimization problems for client-side applications
  • Proficiency with distributed systems built on cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery
  • Thought leadership and a successful track record mentoring other engineers
  • BS+ in Computer Science required; coursework in genetics/bioinformatics a plus
  • Great problem-solving skills and experience with some or all of these areas: software platforms, consumer applications, genomics

It would be even better if you have:

  • Previously worked with outside agencies
  • You have integration architecture experience
  • You have continuous delivery experience

What Helix has to offer you

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 4 weeks of paid Pregnancy Disability
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • On-premise nursing room
  • Corporate fitness rate
  • Commuter benefits
  • Catered meals
  • Flexible PTO

Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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