Genomelink

DNA App Store

Senior Software Engineer, Web Application (top 3% revenue in S21)

Location
San Francisco / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Tomohiro Takano
Tomohiro Takano
Founder

About the role

About Genomelink

Genomelink is a DNA App Store. If you’ve had DNA tested from Ancestry or 23andMe, you can transfer your DNA data to Genomelink to unlock many apps. We believe that consumer genomics is still like the 90s of the Internet. While over 50M people have got DNA tested in the U.S., the number will continue to grow billions worldwide in the following decades. Genomelink will become the default data storage and app store in the future. We are on missions to;

  • Build a world #1 consumer application platform
  • Bring back DNA data ownership to your hand
  • Help advancement of genomics and health science

Our achievements:

  • $500K+ monthly revenue (top 3% of YC S21 batch)
  • Profitable in 2020
  • 500K+ DNA uploading users from 100+ countries
  • Raised $14M+ from investors including Y Combinator, YC Continuity (invests in only top 1% YC companies), Sompo (Led Plantir & Noom), Sony, Metaplanet (Skype founder’s VC), and BerkeleySkyDeck.

About the Team

Genomelink was founded in 2017 by founders with experiences in consumer genomics businesses in Japan. Tomo from M3, Inc. ($70B medical platform), Yuta from MyCode (#1 consumer genetic testing in Japan), and Ken (Tech & bio-info lead at a joint venture between Illumina and Sony). Also, we work with world-class researchers in population genomics, including Carlos Bustamante, P.I. from Stanford University.

The team works as a global professional remote team. Core members include PM and head of growth from consumer-centric health data platform companies such as Mango Health (acquired by TrialCard) and Citiizen (founded by the Apple Health team, acquired by Invitae), bioinformatician from Invitae (leading medical DNA test service), and Ph.D. scientists with consumer genomics experiences.

We’re looking for our #1 full-time engineer. Our CTO works as a full-stack engineer with a bioinformatics background, leading highly skilled engineers remotely joining from all over the world. While we already have a great product team with those remote engineers, we hope to find a great talent who can join as a full-time founding engineer to help us scale our business and team for the following years.

Our Values (See complete Culture Deck here)

  • Shared vision
  • Do great work in a lean team
  • Be a “better writer.”
  • Be hungry for personal and team growth
  • Being managers of one
  • Have fun doing great work with a great team

About the role

As the founding Software Engineer on the Genomelink team, you will drive the development of frontend and backend systems of Genomelink, where millions of people will store their DNA data and interact with varieties of applications. You will lead all aspects of web development, including software design, task allocation, implementation, testing, documentation, ongoing support, and maintenance.

Our next 18 months goal is 1M DNA uploading users and $10M revenue. To achieve this, we are currently focusing on three key metrics, Revenue (LTV), Engagement, and Growth. You will work closely with PM and KPI owners to accelerate product and platform development. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Work with the Revenue and Science teams to implement new scientific discoveries and relevant bioinformatics pipelines to the system and release multiple new paid report products.
  • Work with the Engagement team to develop an automated gamification system where users can unlock unique analyses in exchange for contributing their survey data.
  • Work with the Growth team to improve down funnel conversion metrics and develop product-led growth features such as unique referral programs.
  • Work with CTO to build and improve the web application architecture to scale the service available for millions of users and interact with various applications at high processing speed on secured environments.

About you

  • BA/BS degree in computer science, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in web application development with Python.
  • Experience with large systems software design, including storage, networking, deployment, and scaling methodologies.
  • Experience with AWS and its suite of serving, hosting, and storage services.

Benefits

  • Competitive Equity and Compensation
  • Health Insurance, Vision and Dental
  • Remote-First
  • Open PTO – take the time you need
  • 401k

Technology

  • Python
  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • JavaScript/TypeScript
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS CodeBuild/CodePipeline
  • Docker
  • Snowflake
  • Amplitude
  • BrowserStack
  • Datadog

Hiring process

  • Resume Review
  • Invite to a casual chat with CEO (we explain who we are first)
  • Interview with a co-founder
  • Interview with CTO (small working project, if required)
  • Interview with the team (if required)

Why you should join Genomelink

Genomelink is a DNA App Store. If you’ve had DNA tested from Ancestry or 23andMe, you can transfer your DNA data to Genomelink to unlock many apps. We believe that consumer genomics is still like the 90s of the Internet. While over 50M people have got DNA tested in the U.S., the number will continue to grow billions worldwide in the following decades. Genomelink will become the default data storage and app store in the future. We are on missions to;

  • Build a world #1 consumer application platform
  • Bring back DNA data ownership to your hand
  • Help advancement of genomics and health science
Genomelink
Founded:2017
Team Size:15
Location:Berkeley, CA
Founders
Yuta Matsuda
Yuta Matsuda
Founder
Kensuke Numakura
Kensuke Numakura
Founder
Tomohiro Takano
Tomohiro Takano
Founder