Senior Software Engineer (Frontend) | Karius

Senior Software Engineer (Frontend)

Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed. Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with typical turnaround time in one business day. By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we’re helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.

Position Summary:
As a Senior Software Engineer You will design, develop, test and deploy front-end solutions in a cloud environment, partnering with the scientific, analytical, medical, and commercial teams, and drive opportunities through the full product life-cycle, from identifying the need to delivering on value. You will be tapping into some of the most advanced technologies, architecting and innovating where the current solutions simply don't suffice. You will get to see how much your work really matters.

Reports to: CTO

Location: Redwood City, CA

Responsibilities Include:
·     Guide product features throughout the execution cycle with a focus on solutions for both software and design, working at the interface with both internal and external clients.
·     Drive user experience and create elegant and inspiring web and mobile user interfaces and layouts.
·     Lead requirements and specification gathering on enhancing our innovative online products.
·     Partner with the scientific, analytical, medical, and commercial teams to take value through the full product life-cycle, from identifying need to delivering impact.
·     Drive quality of deliverables, from defining testing scenarios to implementing improved quality assurance and control processes and technologies.
·     Ensure that both external customers and internal stakeholders receive proper communication about product launches, functionality, and issues.
·     Troubleshoot and fix reported customer issues.

·      N/A

Physical Requirements:  
·      Subject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. 

Position Requirements:
·      Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (or related).
·      4+ years industry experience, at a leading software-first company.
·      At least 3 years experience with advanced web development, including proficiency in modern technologies such as React, Typescript, and GraphQL.
·      2+ years designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining multi-service architectures.
·      2+ years of AWS or GCP experience.
·      2+ years of Kubernetes experience preferred.
·      Contributions to the open-source community a plus.

Personal Requirements:
·      Passionate, purpose-driven, and excited about Karius’ mission.
·      Mastered your craft yet eager to learn and grow.
·      Demonstrated ability to tackle complex problems.
·      Ability to work independently but also be an excellent team player.
·      Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced (startup) environment.

At Karius, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees and are committed to honor and invest in the full diversity of people, in our hiring, recruiting and development of employees across the Company.  All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please contact us at and we will accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

Redwood City, CA