Sr. Bioinformatic Software Engineer

Job Location
South San Francisco, CA
Job Description

Collaborative, assertive, flexible, passionate, driven, and inspired. These aren’t just nice words, they’re the start of every great Fluidigm career. 

We are a growing community of thinkers and creators, dedicated to pursuing the fundamental truths of biology. We seek to empower and inspire our customers and each other to push limits and envision ever more creative answers to “what if…?” As the industry pioneer in revolutionary single-cell technology and a cutting-edge leader in production genomics, we are committed to enabling biological exploration at every level. 

Fluidigm is seeking for an outstanding individual to join a vibrant interdisciplinary group of bioinformatics and application scientists to develop novel single analysis software platform to enable scientists to understand fundamental biological processes. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to, 

Design, implement and maintain software architectures for high performance computing for large genomic data. 
Perform basic and advanced analysis on data generated from next generation sequencing platforms. The analysis will include but not limited to sequence alignment, variant calling and annotation, RNA expression and differential analysis.



Advanced degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related fields. 
5+ years working experience in software development for Bioinformatics and Statistical analysis. 


Extensive development experience in Unix/Linux, Perl, Python, R and MySQL. 
Extensive experience with NGS technologies, sequence analysis tools, and public biological databases. 
Good understanding statistics and bioinformatic algorithms. 
Experience in C++, object-oriented design and cloud-computing is strong plus. 
Highly self-motivated and enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
Proactive and takes ownership for producing positive results 
Contributes as a valued team member and colleague with leaders at all levels 
Demonstrates personal self-awareness and desire for continual learning and personal development 
Keeps commitments; exhibits candor and courage 
Outstanding oral and written communication skills. 

Fluidigm is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

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