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Technical Lead, Software Engineering

Company: Invitae
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

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.Our software teams build out new functionality, maintain, and support the custom-built software systems that have enabled Invitae to scale to millions of samples processed. We address horizontal requirements like monitoring, alerting, security, scalability, and technology transformations at the platform level, which allows the product teams to focus on delivering new tests to our customers quickly.The genetic testing space is moving and growing quickly. In support of the Invitae mission, our systems need to be reliable, scalable, and easy to build. We are looking for an engineering leader who can guide us through this transformation. Your experience, passion, and leadership skills will lay the foundation for Invitae's continued success.What You'll Do

  • Provide technical leadership to innovate, design, and deliver applications that will scale to support the needs of our customers and the business
  • Communicate and promote the value of the applications to engineering teams and business stakeholders
  • Understand stakeholder requirements and translate those into outstanding developer experiences, sound architectural decisions, and technology selection
  • Support problem solving of production issues and maintenance of code as needed
  • Work across all subject areas with partners to raise issues proactively that may impact delivery commitments, drive software initiatives forward, and ensure internal adoption
  • Support recruiting and hiring to help add to our hard-working teams
  • Mentor engineers in growing their skills and responsibilities while delivering their best work
  • Analyze data from multiple sources and help the team make the right trade-offs between capability, cost, engineering complexity, and other factors
  • Define, track, and report on key metrics related to your team's software systems
  • Maintain the team's focus on the shared vision
  • Participate in an Agile environment using Scrum software development practices, automated unit testing, continuous integration, code reviews, version control systems, automated build processes
  • Address system issues as they related to performance, scalability, and reliabilityWhat You Bring
    • Proven track record of leading initiatives from inception to production with internal and external customers
    • A passion for taking bold risks and delivering innovative technologies to existing business practices
    • Ability to communicate how engineering system design relates to company outcomes
    • Experience balancing operations, maintenance, and new projects in a pragmatic way
    • Deep technical knowledge around web application architectures, APIs, and developer tools
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and reconcile misalignment across engineering teams, product teams, and business collaborators
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present sophisticated data and information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including executives and technical/non-technical leaders
    • Deep experience and proficiency in Python, Java, Kotlin, and/or Scala
    • Ability to understand and modify existing code as well as develop new scripts and set up new data processing workflows
    • Systematic problem-solving, quick learner and outstanding attention to detail in developing tailored solutions, high degree of reliability and integrity
    • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively, cross-functionally, and in inter-disciplinary teams with an ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writingBy joining Invitae, you'll work alongside some of the world's experts in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. We've crafted a culture that empowers our teams and our teammates to have the biggest impact and to explore their interests and capabilities. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility, along with excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization.Join us!At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Invitae, Cambridge , Technical Lead, Software Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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