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Software Engineer - Big Data - 23andMe

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Job Title
Software Engineer - Big Data
Job Location
Headquarters - Sunnyvale
Job Description

23andMe is looking for a driven, self-directed Software Engineer to join our big data engineering team. We are responsible for designing, building, and managing large scale services at 23andMe that serve both external and internal customers. We support backend services that are critical to customer's experience on the website, build libraries in support of internal research, power machine learning and model development. We are passionate about building services that are performant, scalable, reliable, and secure. 23andMe has one of the largest databases of genetic data and the challenges we deal with and solve are unique. You will work within a collaborative environment of small fast-paced development teams that have a mix of veteran engineers and recent graduates. Come join us in our mission to be the world's trusted source of personal genetic information!

While our Engineering team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA this position is open to remote work, and we will consider exceptional candidates throughout the United States.


Who We Are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding. Get to know the 23andMe Engineering team more through our engineering blog!


What You'll Do

  • Design, develop and maintain reliable scalable services and data stores to solve complex and large scale data engineering challenges at 23andMe
  • Build and rely on CI/CD methods and automatic testing to ensure reliable code, continuously delivered
  • Drive technical excellence through code and design reviews
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams, product, security to deliver on strategic projects


What You’ll Bring

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent education plus 2 years of experience
  • Expertise building libraries and services in Python, ideally in AWS
  • Hands-on experience working with CI/CD deployment pipelines, Docker containers, and testing frameworks
  • A team player attitude with comfortability operating in a highly collaborative environment
  • Passion for systems engineering


Tools and Systems We Use and Teach

  • Python
  • AWS
  • Docker


About Us

23andMe, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the company’s mission is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. 23andMe has pioneered direct access to genetic information as the only company with multiple FDA authorizations for genetic health risk reports. The company has created the world’s largest crowdsourced platform for genetic research, with 80 percent of its customers electing to participate. The platform also powers the 23andMe Therapeutics group, currently pursuing drug discovery programs rooted in human genetics across a spectrum of disease areas, including oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, in addition to other therapeutic areas. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at accommodations-ext@23andme.com. 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

23andMe Headquarters Location

Mountain View, CA

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23andMe Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

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23andMe Funding Rounds

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  • Post Ipo Equity

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $82,500,000 USD

  • Corporate Round

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $250,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,700,000 USD

  • Series E

    $115,000,000 USD

  • Grant

    $1,400,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $9,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $22,220,289 USD

  • Series B

    $14,200,000 USD

  • Series B

    $13,600,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,953,320 USD