Software Engineering

Agilent Technologies
Job Location
Santa Clara, CA
Job Description

Join the fast-paced, high-performance Genomics R&D team in developing novel and profitable product offerings that help advance human health. You’ll discover what we really are –inventors, scientists, engineers and visionaries working together to deliver the products and services that enable our customers to answer significant biological questions. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team of informatics and software experts. As part of this team, you will contribute to the analysis of genomics data and design of novel software. As a member of the new Agilent business--Diagnostics and Genomics Group, you will play a key role in the success of our business through the development and implementation of novel genomics and molecular biology solutions.


•Analysis of genomics data and perform statistics to answer key questions for clinical research.
•Hands-on development of internal pipeline to analyze and perform statistics on genomics data.
•Hands-on development of customer facing software applications for analyzing microarray, next generation sequencing or other genomic data.
•Maintain and document current code base
•Extend and implement new algorithms, quality control metrics, statistics on output results and validate output
•Coordinate and facilitate communications with other departments and/or commercial vendors to investigate and resolve software matters of significance and to ensure proper functioning of systems.
•Design architecture to efficiently handle large datasets


•MSc or higher degree in statistics, bio-informatics, computer science or equivalent discipline required
•3+ years of professional experience writing Java/C++ Code on mid-large size applications
•Extensive experience with analysis and algorithm development on complex data.
•Design, develop, maintain and test production level code
•Knowledge of public biological databases, tools, and repositories desired
•Software development experience in a team environment.
•Experience with code repositories
•Solid background in statistics is required
•Experience with MatLab and R desired
•Background in biology desired
•Background in mathematics desired

Agilent is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

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About Our Organization

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets, where we help our customers achieve their goals:

Food: Agilent helps ensure that our global food supply is free of contaminants—whether chemical, viral, bacterial or microbiological. Our customers include government regulators and labs that control food safety, as well as private companies that produce, package and sell food to the public.

Environmental and Forensics: From pesticides to pharmaceutical residues to trace metals, we provide fast, accurate and sensitive methods for monitoring contaminants affecting quality of life. Agilent solutions also play an important role in law enforcement by providing robust tools and instruments to analyze and verify evidence at trial, and keeping the world’s top-performing athletes honest.

Pharmaceutical: Agilent has one of the broadest solutions portfolios of any company serving the pharmaceutical industry. Our solutions provide precise answers for every segment of the pharmaceutical industry, from disease research and drug discovery to drug development, manufacturing and quality control. The start-to-finish solution set means customers can get products to market faster. Customers trust us to help them test the purity of their therapeutics. Agilent also ensures that their instruments and processes conform to the highest compliance regulations.

Diagnostics: Agilent gives doctors a head start in the fight against cancer and other diseases. Our solutions help pathology laboratories deliver fast, accurate information to the doctors, hospitals and medical centers they serve. We help medical professionals make more accurate diagnoses so patients can receive the most effective therapies.

Chemical and Energy: The world runs on energy, and energy companies need to locate, extract and refine fuels efficiently and cost-effectively. Our solutions help customers maximize their production and predict failures in their refineries before they happen. Agilent also helps energy researchers investigate biofuels, renewable fuels and other forms of alternate energy.

Research: Most life sciences and diagnostics research is done at top-tier universities, with funding from governments around the world. Agilent is helping these researchers learn more about cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and other ailments. Our instruments, software and sample preparation solutions help scientists conduct faster, more accurate research.

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