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Tech Lead

Probably Genetic

Probably Genetic

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Probably Genetic

Probably Genetic is changing the lives of patients living with severe, complex diseases. Our data platform is used by drug developers and patient advocacy groups to develop and launch treatments for these patients. Our technology discovers undiagnosed patients online, analyzes their disease state using machine learning and at-home testing, and enables compliant communication with patients. In doing so, we help patients access diagnoses, clinical trials, and treatments as early as possible.

We are a tight-knit group of hard-working, ambitious problem solvers united by a mission greater than ourselves.

We do well by doing right by patients. Our annually recurring revenue is growing >6x year over year, we’re profitable, and our roadmap is packed with innovations in bioinformatics, machine learning, and drug development. We are building an all-star team to help us bring our vision to life, and we want you to be a part of it.

Probably Genetic has raised multiple rounds of funding from Silicon Valley’s best investors, including Threshold, Khosla, and Y Combinator, giving us the ability to pay competitive salaries, offer great benefits, and provide meaningful equity. We’re dedicated to ensuring your journey with us is unforgettable, with incredible team retreats to places like Barbados, the Alps, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Portugal, just to name a few.

About The Role:

We're in search of a Tech Lead to shape the evolution of our deep phenotyping machine learning system, genetic sequencing workflows, and patient intelligence platform.

What You Will Do:

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to build software that provides life-changing tests to patients living with rare diseases. This involves designing and implementing applications to identify specific genetic diseases, providing patients with clinical, genetic and biochemical testing, and building data products for patients , advocacy groups, and biopharma partners.

You will be responsible for establishing technical direction, assigning responsibilities, and upholding software quality. You will own features end to end while contributing to the product frontend and backend. You will play a pivotal role in developing groundbreaking technologies while growing the business.

You will drive the Probably Genetic product by:

  • Owning business goals and writing technical design specifications to find more patients, grow revenue, and increase margins

  • Design new technical solutions and delegate them to the team

  • Developing the phenotyping product and biotech data platform frontends in React & Typescript

  • Creating APIs, laboratory integrations, bioinformatic tooling, and ML infrastructure using Python, Django, PostgreSQL databases, and AWS services

  • Presenting your work to relevant stakeholders, monitoring outcomes, and integrating patient feedback

You will collaborate internally to achieve engineering goals by:

  • Reviewing your team’s code and technical documentation to maintain a high standards and architecture quality

  • Conducting weekly 1:1’s with 3 Full Stack Engineers that will report to you

  • Contributing to a culture of continuous improvement at a high velocity by optimizing development processes

  • Collaborating with the Product and Business Development teams to implement solutions which drive customer value and growth

  • Working with cross-functional stakeholders to refine business processes and develop software to automate those processes

Who you are:

What will help you succeed in this role:

  • Advanced experience in software development (including experience working on full stack code bases)

  • Recent experience as a technical lead, overseeing and fostering the growth of a small team of engineers through mentoring and guidance

  • Experience in a range of software languages and frameworks including our tech stack.

  • Languages: Python (Flask) and Typescript

  • Frameworks: React, Django, GraphQL

  • Others: PostgreSQL, AWS, Terraform, GitHub Actions

  • Experience designing and building scalable systems used by external users

  • Track-record of solving extremely difficult, ambiguous problems

Some things that are not required, but you will learn on the job:

  • Expertise with healthcare data, bioinformatics, genetics, ML infrastructure, or growth marketing

  • Expertise in HIPAA compliance and security best practices

  • Expertise in product development practices such as user interviews and product analytics

As with all new hires at Probably Genetic, you will also need to be:

  • A good person. We work with some of the most marginalized populations on the planet and empathy is key

  • Patient-focused and motivated to have a lasting, positive impact on humanity

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment with rapid change

  • Action-oriented and excited to build a company from the ground up

The salary range for this role is $1510,000 - $209,000 annually. Actual compensation offered will depend on several factors including but not limited to: work experience, education, skill level, and/or other business and organizational needs.

What we offer at Probably Genetic:

  • An engaging and supportive team dynamic

  • Generous Flexible Time Off policy

  • Hybrid, flexible work

  • A “work from anywhere” policy, up to 4 weeks a year

  • Competitive equity grants

  • All-expenses paid quarterly team retreats

  • Benefits including health and dental

This is a hybrid role that will require working on-site 3 days a week in San Francisco. Local candidates only. Relocation is not offered for this role.

Probably Genetic is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment for people of all genders, sexuality, ethnicity, socioeconomic background and life experiences. We urge candidates of all backgrounds to apply. If you require specific accommodations as you interview or consider working with us, please let us know.