Software Engineer, Genomics/Research

Remote, USA

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From population genomics to high throughput COVID-19 testing, Color provides the technology & infrastructure for large scale health initiatives. Learn more.

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Named by Rock Health as the Best Digital Health Company to Work For, Color is a leading healthcare technology company. Color is building and delivering technology-enabled healthcare to millions of people. Through partnerships with public and private partners including governments, employers and health systems, Color’s infrastructure and software enables large populations to receive essential healthcare services directly where they live or work. This includes testing and telehealth services for preventive health and infectious disease management.
Since March 2020, Color has mobilized to address the pandemic by leveraging its platform to scale COVID-19 testing programs around the country. Color’s platform is used by more than 100 major employers, universities and public health institutions, such as the City of San Francisco, the State of California and PerkinElmer, community-based efforts in Oakland, and others, to deliver critical health programs. For more information about Color and its response to COVID-19, visit
By investing in the technology that ensures easy and affordable access to healthcare, Color is creating the infrastructure that will serve us for decades to come. Apply to join Color and do some of the most important work of your career. If you are not sure that you're 100% qualified, but are up for the challenge - we want you to apply!
Color’s Genomics/Research team is building products that increase access to high-quality genetic testing and enable large-scale research programs. Color is partnering with large companies and research programs to make genetic testing easy, affordable, and accessible. 
One of Color’s largest partnerships is with the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. All of Us is one of the most  ambitious biomedical research efforts ever undertaken in the U.S. The program aims to sequence a million people across the U.S. to accelerate health research and enable individualized prevention, treatment, and care.
This team’s work covers a diverse set of challenges, including genetic testing, health engagement, and clinical tools to support variant scientists and genetic counselors. We’re looking for motivated engineers to scale our genetics products to millions of users.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Design and build novel products and features to address long-standing problems in healthcare and genetics
  • Collaborate with product, design, data science, and our scientific teams to build cutting-edge, clinical-grade genetic tests and services
  • Improve the quality, reliability, and speed of our core products and services
  • Propose and implement changes to our data models, core architecture, and codebase
  • Develop all levels of the technical stack even if you’re more experienced in some layers

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • You’re passionate about using software and technology to help save lives and prevent catastrophic disease. You want to apply your skills in the service of a greater mission. 
  • You have 3+ years of industry experience as a software engineer (or equivalent role). 
  • You've built and launched features, products and/or systems successfully into the wild and iterated to incorporate user feedback. 
  • You maintain a high bar for quality of code and avoid unnecessary duplication and awkward workarounds. You're passionate about rigorous engineering practices and discipline: code reviews, automated testing, logging, monitoring, alerting, etc, etc. 
  • You effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical collaborators: you identify core challenges in complex situations, explain trade offs, and incorporate feedback to make decisions using code reviews, docs, wikis, meetings, and other channels as needed. 
  • You’re excited about leveraging off-the-shelf components when possible, with good judgment about what to use and where to find it. 

Nice to Have:

  • You have experience with health tech platforms like Epic, Cerner, Athena, and Redox and protocols like HL7 and FHIR and/or scientific platforms such as LIMS.
  • You have experience with modern web stacks including Python, Django, AWS, SQL, REST APIs, React, HTML5, CSS3, and ES6+.

Possible Projects To Contribute To:

  • Roll out a new genetic test for an important health condition like cancer or heart disease, from ordering to fulfillment to detailed, personalized genetic results. 
  • Build a comprehensive COVID-19 testing product for an employer reopening after shelter in place
  • Expand our accessible, collaborative family history experience, allowing distant relatives to collaborate on collecting and building their family's detailed history of hereditary diseases. 
  • Build interactive user experiences to share non-clinical genetic insights like wellness and ancestry. 
  • Build information management systems and workflows for physicians, HR benefits manager, and other professionals who rely on Color for their populations. 
  • Design a novel service/app to help Color's clients manage their health and take actions to reduce their risk of major diseases. 
Color is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Color prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Color conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Color requires anyone working onsite or visiting Color’s offices to confirm they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious accommodation is timely requested and approved.  Please reach out if you have questions or concerns about this policy and how it may apply to your candidacy for a role with Color.
Job perks/benefits: Health care Wellness
Job region(s): North America
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