Software Engineer, Automation & Robotics


Counsyl’s automation team is a multidisciplinary group of engineers with backgrounds in software, mechanical, electrical, controls and service engineering as well as molecular biologists and laboratory automation veterans.  As a Software Engineer, Automation & Robotics within Counsyl’s automation team you will play a leading role in the scale-up of our automated laboratory to support the simultaneous processing of thousands of samples across multiple workflows. The focus of your work will be on the integration of the most advanced industrial automation and lab automation equipment with our in-house laboratory event scheduler and information management systems. This work interacts with many other aspects of Counsyl’s automation technology, from the design of custom instruments to helping scientists automate new biological assays.

The vast majority of our operations are powered by our own custom-built infrastructure on a Python/Django/Postgres stack, from ordering to lab processing to billing. We're building new tools, new workflows, and new infrastructure to solve the challenging problems of a technology startup involved with not just bits, but also interconnected physical components like lab robotics and patient samples.

Solving these problems requires great software engineers to help us scale up genomics to billions of users.

What you'll do:

  • Develop our Python stack that directly runs the robotic devices in our state of the art automated genomics lab.
  • Integrate in-house systems such as lab process scheduling, LIMS, HPC, and data review UI.
  • Resolve production lab issues and engineer long-term solutions through root cause analysis and data analytics.
  • Provide technical leadership and drive best practices for development, code review, testing, and deployment that will ensure the shipment of quality code into production.

About you:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of industry experience working with web application development, preferably Django
  • 5 Years of industry experience in a high level language, preferably Python
  • Experience with a modern JS framework such as React or AngularJS and frontend asset build pipeline a plus.
  • Relational database systems experience, such as PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Unix and other command line tools
  • Demonstrated experience with development processes and tools
  • Demonstrated experience with configuration management, automated testing and deployment, plus virtualization technologies would be a major asset
  • Prior experience working in a regulated environment with design control would be an asset
  • Biotech, pharmaceutical, lab automation, LIMS, or clinical-laboratory experience would be an asset.
  • Excellent technical troubleshooting skills.
  • Bonus for previous experience integrating JIRA into an automated anomaly/error tracking system.

Counsyl is a health technology company that offers DNA screening for diseases that can impact men, women and their children. The Counsyl philosophy is simple: screen for diseases where advanced knowledge makes a difference in health outcomes, whether it’s changing a behavior, pursuing preventative measures, or simply preparing for what lies ahead.

The Counsyl team includes an accomplished group of problem-solvers — top engineers, scientists, and designers — who are taking the lead on building the modern clinical laboratory. Scientific rigor, custom robotics, and software are at the heart of every Counsyl product, resulting in better, faster and more affordable screens that are broadly accessible. Beyond the laboratory, Counsyl offers doctors and patients a technology platform for results delivery in real time, with on-demand access to board-certified genetic counselors.

Counsyl has screened more than 750,000 patients and served more than 10,000 health care professionals in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited and NYS CLEP-permitted clinical laboratory. The company has raised a total of $102 million and is privately backed by Pilot Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, David Drummond, and other high profile investors.

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