Bioinformatics Software Developer

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented Bioinformatics Software Developer to contribute to tools that use SMRT sequencing data to address diverse sequencing applications areas.  The candidate will develop robust, reliable and performant software components that enable our customers and collaborators to rapidly get the insights they need from SMRT sequencing data.

•    Develop bioinformatics tools for applying SMRT sequence data to a variety of applications, e.g.:
•    Consensus Determination
•    Haplotype Phasing
•    Transcript characterization
•    De-novo Genome Assembly
•    Contribute to analysis pipelines in the SMRT Analysis suite
•    Foster 3rd party development of tools using PacBio’s open-source libraries


•    Min. Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred in bioinformatics, statistics, and/or computer science 
•    Experience implementing sequence analysis algorithms e.g. alignment, consensus, graph analysis
•    Strong quantitative aptitude and familiarity with statistical methodologies; preference given to those with exposure to standard statistical methodologies in sequence analysis (e.g. hidden Markov models, CRFs).
•    Experience building production quality tools in C/C++, Java, C#, or similar; ability to model data and reason quantitatively in Python or R
•    Experience maintaining software projects under source control with git, svn, p4, or similar
•    Understanding of software optimization: algorithm, code quality, and machine architecture considerations
•    Experience in the life-sciences tools domain, especially DNA sequencing, is desired.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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