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Front End Software Engineer

Menlo Park, CA /

Computer Science and Software Engineering - Front End | Back End | Full Stack Development /


GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit .

What if we could detect cancer early before symptoms begin? At GRAIL, we develop technology that detects cancer early, when it can be cured. Grail is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. We are supported by leading global investors within the pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare industries with a mission and passion to deliver our world-class technology focusing on our next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art technology to improve the scientific understanding of cancer biology and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. For more information, please visit

We strive to provide a path for motivated individuals to grow and thrive as software engineers in this multidisciplinary space united by a common mission. Individuals in this role will work with dedicated mentors on a broad array of software systems and UI/UX projects ranging from automating the lab to large scale data processing. 

As a front-end software engineer, you'll have the opportunity to develop or pivot into your software development career with tailored support and mentorship. We recognize the value of diverse professional backgrounds and how that could shape the future of talent. We pride ourselves on recognizing that quality and operational excellence are our foundation and responsibility.

Each and every engineer takes ownership of the quality of our systems: from design, implementation, testing and finally to production. Through directed mentorship, individuals in this program will learn about writing software in a highly regulated environment while continuously improving our platform.

This opportunity is for motivated individuals looking to kick start their software careers or individuals looking to pivot their professional careers into a software focused role. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and at any point in their career, especially those interested in working cross functionally with end users and non-engineering partners. This role is not intended for candidates with a Bachelor's in Computer Science.

About the role:

Improve existing sequencing analysis software user interfaces

Build new features to our clinical laboratory software based on requests from the clinical lab

Improve our test suite for UI components

Help create test reports for new projects

Deep dive into user experience and optimizing information flow for end users

About you:

Not a traditional Computer Science graduate

Passionate about biotech and GRAIL's mission, no experience required

UI/UX coding academy graduate, software development bootcamp or certification graduate, Bachelor's degree in STEM, or equivalent experience

Experience contributing to software projects, requirements gathering, and working with other engineers and product managers in a collaborative environment

Experience working with Javascript and React

Thrives in working in between the seams of multidisciplinary organizations and has high interest in creating a supportive, collaborative environment

Adaptable to different working environments and teams with willingness to learn new techniques and teach others

Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Are a motivated leader with focus on continuous self-improvement

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact u s to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement").  GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place.  Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement.   Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes.  Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .

Posting ID: 655707043 Posted: 2021-10-28 Job Title: Front End Software Engineer