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Data Visualization and Interaction Engineer

at DNAnexus in Mountain View, CA   —   Apr 12, 2014   |  
Overview
At DNAnexus we are solving the most challenging computer science problems you’re ever likely to see.

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic development in the world of genomics that has created a huge new opportunity. The price to sequence the full human genome (all of your DNA, not just a sample of it) has fallen to the point were it will soon be affordable for a patient to have multiple samples of their whole genome sequenced to help treat their disease. Want to know what specific gene mutation caused a patient’s cancer? We are building the platform to answer that kind of question. One of the many challenges is the huge amount of data. Think you’ve seen big-data problems? Think again – with each genome comprising 100 GB and months of CPU time to crunch the information, DNA is the next big-data problem, requiring exabytes of storage and parallel workloads distributed across 100,000 servers. We are tackling this by combining web technologies, big-data analytics, and scalable systems on cloud computing infrastructure.

We are a well-funded start-up backed by Google Ventures, TPG Biotech, and First Round capital. Our founders, Andreas Sundquist, Arend Sidow, Serafim Batzoglou are world-renowned genomics and bioinformatics experts from Stanford University.

We are looking for smart motivated people. Ideal candidates will likely know several of the following technologies: C, C++, Boost, Ruby, Rails, HAML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ECMAScript, V8, jQuery, Flash, Flex/ActionScript, Node.js, Python, Perl, PHP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Solr, Sphinx, Hadoop, MapReduce, ZooKeeper, Hive, Pig, Oozie, HDFS, ZFS, MCache. We obviously do not use all of these, but if you know several of them you are our kind of candidate.

You enjoy creating innovative techniques for visualizing and interacting with vast amounts of information.
Responsibilities
Work closely with computational biology and users to understand domain-specific visualization challenges
Create innovative visualization techniques for large, noisy biological datasets
Design data structures for interactive visualization
Expose visualization techniques to users
Experience
Minimum of five years relevant experience
Strong computer science and computer graphics background.
Experience with rendering systems including GPUs, immediate vs. retained mode rendering, vector vs. bitmap systems, rasterization techniques, coordinate transformations
Skills
Familiarity with common APIs including OpenGL, DirectX, SVG, Flash/ActionScript, HTML5/Canvas, HTML/CSS/JavaScript frameworks
Strong sense of aesthetics and user experience, preferably with graphic design ability
Education
BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or relevant technical field
Compensation
Competitive base salary, stock options and health benefits
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