Job Description

Senior Software Engineer, Pipeline Platform

Location: Remote in US

Invitae is dedicated to bringing comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Our team is driven to make a difference for the patients we serve. We are leading the transformation of the genetics industry by making genetic testing affordable and accessible for everyone to guide health decisions across all stages of life.

The mission for the Pipeline Platform team is to create an opinionated platform that all bioinformatics teams use to build their pipelines. We provide the runtime environment, infrastructure, and tools to support Invitae’s bioinformatics teams in the creation of new genetic tests. We address horizontal requirements like scalability, security, monitoring and alerting at the platform level, which allows the bioinformatics teams to focus on delivering new tests to our customers quickly.

The genetic testing space is moving and expanding quickly. In support of the Invitae mission, our pipelines need to be reliable, scalable, and easy to build. We are looking for a skilled Software Engineer to join our Pipeline Platform team.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve the software systems on the Pipeline Platform.
  • Own end-to-end feature releases and platform enhancements.
  • Provide technical feedback throughout the design and development process.
  • Collaborate with product owners, internal stakeholders and platform consumers to determine the right direction for the platform.
  • Support the team by continuing to learn and grow.

What You Bring

  • Typically with 8+ years of general software engineering experience with 5+ years of experience building backend services and systems.
  • Experience using the following technologies: AWS, Python, Databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience balancing operations, maintenance, and new projects in a pragmatic way.
  • Knowledge of backend application architectures, APIs, and developer tools.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills especially across distributed teams.
  • Ability to convey technical ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders.


  • Prior experience moving workloads to the cloud.
  • Prior experience working with High Performance Computing
  • Experience with the following technologies: Kubernetes (container-based environment), observability/metrics/monitoring
  • Prior experience with data pipelines and processing of large data sets.