POSITION DESCRIPTION

Personalis is a genome-scale diagnostics company with a mission to pioneer genome guided medicine. Our priority is to obtain the most accurate genetic data from each sample, and then to draw the most reliable medically-focused conclusions from these. Our tests are based on whole human genome and exome sequencing, conducted in our state-of-the art laboratory.  We analyze results utilizing proprietary databases, advanced human reference sequences, and sophisticated algorithms.

Located in Menlo Park, CA, Personalis’ genome analysis and interpretation services will help clinical researchers and physicians use genome sequence data to help elucidate underlying disease mechanisms, improve the diagnosis of genetic disorders, guide treatment and drug choice, and anticipate and prevent diseases.  We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Senior Manager for LIMS Product Development to join our Team.

SUMMARY:

As part of the overall Operations Informatics group, you will manage a team of engineers and analysts, focused on the development of new products in the lab information systems, as well as extensions of existing products.  This will include managing the complete development life cycle, including the initial end-to-end business process analysis.  The role is expected to consist of two-thirds management and planning responsibilities, and one-third individual contributor tasks.  The position reports to the Director of Operations Informatics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a team with primary responsibility for the development of new products for the Operations Informatics systems, as well as modifications to existing products.
  • Work with management and key stakeholders to scope, prioritize, manage, and track projects involving the above systems.
  • Work closely with a variety of internal stakeholders to:
    • Analyze the end-to-end business process requirements for new products, as well as modifications to existing products.
    • Coordinate extensions and improvements to lab information and data management systems, as needed, to support product development.
    • Implement mechanisms for tracking key process, performance, and business metrics.
  • Coordinate work with the other Operations Informatics teams, as well as other development groups.
  • Work with the appropriate SQA, QA, and Compliance teams to perform IQ, OQ, and PQ on the Operations Informatics systems, and prepare the associated documentation

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • D. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biology, Physics, or a related field, plus 5-6 years of work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience as a technical or group lead.
  • Extensive experience with business process analysis.
  • Familiarity with industry software development procedures, in particular Agile development strategies.
  • Experience supporting high throughput lab information systems in a production environment.
  • Experience working with lab scientists on software development and/or analysis projects.
  • Experience working in a Linux/UNIX environment.
  • Fluent with at least one programming language, with a strong preference for Python.
  • Basic familiarity with NGS data sets and analysis tools, with a preference for the Illumina platform.
  • Detail-oriented work style.
  • Collaborative approach to identifying problems and implementing solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with the LabVantage software system.
  • Experience with developing and supporting software in a regulated environment, e.g. CLIA, CAP, etc.
  • Basic familiarity with NGS data sets and analysis tools, with a preference for the Illumina platform.
  • Database design and development experience, preferably with PostgreSQL or MySQL.

Personalis is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities.  Personalis offers a competitive compensation package. 

 

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