Manager, NGS Analysis Pipeline Engineering, Bioinformatics in Alameda, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/20/2022

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    2111 Whitehall Place
    Alameda, CA
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Job Description

Look for more than answers.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Quest Diagnostics Specialty Genetics products provide specific answers that clinicians need to deliver the appropriate diagnostic and prognostic care to their patients. You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you will have the opportunity to collaborate and affect change while expanding your leadership skills and technical knowledge. You can make a real impact in a market that is growing and developing.

Manager NGS Analysis Pipeline Engineering - the role:

As manager of the NGS Pipelines Engineering Team you will join and lead a diverse, talented, and collaborative team of bioinformatics engineers. You will work in an agile environment, have an eye for innovation and lead this team in building fully automated healthcare grade analysis pipelines that meet the needs of our internal and external customers. This role closely partners with product owners and other bioinformatics engineering teams to help define and implement the vision, strategy and roadmap for Quest Diagnostics specialty genetics software platforms and products.

This professional can work 100% remotely. 

Job responsibilities:

•         Manage a team of bioinformatics engineers that develops and deploys highly automated new and enhanced analytics pipelines.

•         Be an enabler for Pipeline Engineering Team members, ensuring that the team is meeting expectations.

•         Partner closely with Bioinformatics teams in the US and Finland to formulate and build the overall technology strategy. 

•         Drive engagement with critical business and technology partners to ensure successful project planning and execution. 

•         Manage cross-functional expectations regarding team output and productivity

•         Leverage industry best practices to drive continuous improvement within bioinformatics process and practices

•         Develop and improve our efforts in bioinformatics software and platforms that will help Quest to become the global leader in clinical bioinformatics and maximize growth

•         Evaluate the talent level of employees and drive actions to develop employee talent and address performance issues.

•         Lead and manage cross-functional engineering projects and budgets

•         Support culture of continuous improvement with a will to win. Employ agile methodology principles to drive continuous improvement activities and lead initiatives as required.

To qualify, the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

•         B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field

•         At least 7 years of software engineering experience or related

•         A solid background in bioinformatics engineering, software development, technologies, standards, etc.

•         Strong understanding of software best practices and agile methodology to serve as role model for their teams and maintain a high level of quality and scalability on the technical as well as scientific side

•         Experience with building highly automated and optimized bioinformatics solutions applicable to AWS cloud and on-prem computing environments

•         Proven success in change leadership and creating engaged and inspired teams

•         Influences and communicates effectively with non-technical audiences including senior business executives and managers.

•         Demonstrated leadership skills, project management skills, strong written and verbal skills, and organizational skills.  Proven ability to drive process with indirect authority to project team members.

•         A sharp thinker who quickly grasps the technical implications of business processes, and able to provide valuable insight into the perspectives of users, managers, developers, and other stakeholders

•         Comfortably moves between highly varying levels of abstraction from business strategy to IT strategy to high-level technical design

•         Team player mindset and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team

•         Goal orientation, self-motivation, and drive to make a positive impact in healthcare

Preferred Qualifications:

•         Experience with bioinformatics best practices, genomics, healthcare

•         Experience with sensitive patient data and working under HIPAA regulations

•         Experience working with multi-cultural, international teams

•         MSc/PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Bioinformatics

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Join us for competitive benefits and development opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment. Help us improve our service, and the experiences of our patients and colleagues. Work with us and together we can be better.

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All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.