Staff Software Engineer

Computer Science and Software Engineering
London, UK

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GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured.

GRAIL is using the power of high-intensity sequencing,population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology and to develop and commercialize pioneering products for the early detection of cancer.

We are seeking passionate and talented individuals to join us in realizing our mission, which has the potential to alleviate the global burden of cancer.

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Staff Software Engineer

GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit www.grail.com.

GRAIL UK is looking for experienced staff software engineers to join its clinical engineering team in London. The clinical engineering team is responsible for supporting clinical trials in the UK which are a collaborative effort between GRAIL and its research partners. You will work as part of a cross-functional team to design, develop and run systems that power the safe execution of clinical workflows and the collection of relevant data. Your work will support academic cancer research in the UK and the development of GRAILs multi-cancer early detection blood test.

You Will:

  • Use your experience developing front-end applications and distributed systems to build software that supports clinical trials in the UK.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to overcome real-world problems that sometimes can’t be solved with software alone.
  • Build and operate the infrastructure and tooling that runs the systems and powers the team.
  • Work with GRAIL engineers in the United States on core platforms.
  • Take responsibility for the systems managed by the team and support the operational concerns of our research partners.

Your Background Includes:

  • You haver a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics or similar technical field.
  • You have 7+ years of relevant work experience designing, developing, testing and maintaining software.
  • You have experience working with cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Microsoft Azure.
  • You are experienced in general purpose programming languages such as Go, Python, Java, Javascript, etc, but understand that ultimately these are tools to solve problems.
  • You are passionate about software engineering, as well as software engineering teams.
  • You have excellent logical reasoning and analytical skills, with a preference for simple solutions.
  • You are a strong written and verbal communicator and are able to adapt your communication style and the level of detail to your audience.
  • You are passionate about facilitating organizational change, either technical or cultural, and can provide examples of previous successes in this area.
  • You have a record of developing productive teams and successfully working in cross-functional environments.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.