Senior Software Engineer - Ruby on Rails

Huntsville, Alabama

Location:  Huntsville, AL (Hybrid/On Location)
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Job Description Introduction:
Kailos Genetics is where innovation meets precision medicine in the field of genetics and genomics. We're more than just a technology company; we're an integrated, in-house laboratory, powered by cutting-edge software. Our mission is to provide outstanding products and unparalleled service with a relentless commitment to excellence. At Kailos Genetics, we excel in various facets of our work, from designing assays and developing genetic tests in our CLIA/CAP accredited laboratory to operationalizing these capabilities in other laboratories.

Kailos Genetics is a proud member of the healthŌme family, a pioneer in precision health services and disease management supporting the life insurance industry in creating innovative living benefits programs. Together, we are at the forefront of revolutionizing health and disease management programs across multiple therapeutic indications. Our vision is to harness the power of unique biological data to inform and elevate every individual's health and disease management experiences through meaningful human connections.

Joining our team means embodying our core values, which include thoughtfulness in considering our customers' experience, fostering an environment of vulnerability and openness, and upholding conscientious diligence in treating customers like family and advocating tirelessly for their needs.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a dynamic self-starter to join our multidisciplinary team. This individual will collaborate closely with our customers and company stakeholders to plan, design, develop, and manage software solutions. You will play a pivotal role in modernizing and advancing Kailos Blue, our web-based platform that manages DNA next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays for our R&D, Clinical Production, and Business Operations teams. This system streamlines the Clinical Laboratory processes, analyzes sequencing data, and ensures smooth operations from requisition to delivery. In the long term, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of the development and direction of the Kailos Blue platform.

General Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate should have:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the entire software engineering process, including requirement refinement, estimation, design, development, and testing.
  • Proficiency in agile methods and rapid deployment cycles.

You should also exhibit:

  • Strong organizational skills to efficiently handle multiple changing priorities and projects.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams, spanning sales, marketing, finance, bioinformatics, and scientists.
  • A knack for quickly mastering new skills, methods, and tools.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to convey results clearly and concisely.

Software Engineering Experience and Skills:
Mandatory qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development.
  • Strong proficiency in Ruby on Rails.
  • Expertise in Docker and Linux systems.
  • A solid background using relational databases.
  • Experience in writing and consuming RESTful web services.

Desirable skills (though not mandatory) encompass:

  • Experience working in AWS.
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing (NGS) data pipelines.
  • Knowledge of various bioinformatics tools.

Join us at Kailos Genetics, where your software engineering skills will shape the future of precision health and genomics. We look forward to welcoming you into our team of thought leaders, innovators, and dedicated professionals.