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Development Scientist


We have an opening in our Program and Product Management team for candidates with a strong technical background in genetics/molecular biology/bioinformatics and expertise in project management. You will work alongside software engineers, molecular biologists, and our clinical team to develop products and software tools to make affordable and comprehensive genetic testing a reality. From writing requirements to code release, you will have a key role in bringing new features and products to our clients with your clinical/scientific understanding, effective communication, organizational/analytical skills, and technical background.


  • Project lead and/or team participant in development of our genetic testing services business including feature development for: laboratory methods and assays, commercial tests, and clinical reporting
  • Generating technical requirement/specification documents for bioinformaticians and software engineers to develop tools and automated workflows
  • Evaluation, quality testing and internal support of software and algorithms used in the clinical reporting pipeline
  • Communicate.  Communicate.  Communicate.  Ensure the team has what it needs, chase down dependencies, support the group lead.


  • Bachelors/Masters degree, Ph.D. or industry experience in genetics or a related field
  • Exquisite attention to detail and organization
  • Ability to multitask and operate in a dynamic work environment
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams, especially with software engineers
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Project and/or product management experience is a plus
  • Although this position does not include laboratory work, past experience with genotyping, sequencing, or molecular genetics is desired
  • Although this position does not include software engineering, familiarity with software engineering and code development processes is a plus

Invitae envisions a world in which genomic sequencing routinely informs lifelong health care decisions. We provide comprehensive, rapid, and affordable genome sequencing and clinically relevant interpretations of genomic data. We are committed to enabling the utilization of genomic data in order to improve health, catalyze scientific and medical research, and contribute to improved outcomes for everyone.

Invitae is an open, title ­free company that operates as a meritocracy. We focus intently on our ability to deliver reliable solutions that contribute to improving people's lives. We ruthlessly eliminate overhead and policies that interfere with productivity. We have excellent benefits.

Our new San Francisco location is in the Potrero Hill/Mission area. We also have offices in Palo Alto and Oakland.

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