Computer Scientist – Algorithm Development
Location: Pleasanton, CA
If you have exceptionally strong computational skills, and would enjoy learning a new field and taking on new challenges, we have a job for you. 10x Genomics is seeking an outstanding individual to invent algorithms for reconstructing an organism’s genome from the billions of DNA fragments created by our technology. The position does not require background in this problem per se. Rather we seek an innovator with a track record in solving other nearly impossible problems, who can bring general tools to bear, who thrives in an edgy, fun, team and interdisciplinary environment. The position requires mathematical and algorithmic sophistication, the ability to rapidly turn ideas into code, test this code on evolving data, adapt accordingly, and learn continually by interacting with colleagues in multiple fields.
We are a nice team of people who are simply the best at what we do. We just need one remarkable person. If you are it, include a cover letter to convince us.
- Work with a small team to solve fundamental computational problems
- Develop, implement and test algorithms as part of a rapid prototyping cycle
- Constantly learn from data
- Provide critical feedback to laboratory process to optimize product quality
- Work with customers to understand applications and requirements
Desired Skills and Background
- PhD in computer science or demonstrated equivalent capability
- Extremely strong background in algorithms and statistics; compelling interest in biology
- Proven programming talent in a commercial environment
- C++ experience or you’re good enough to acquire it before you interview
- Creative problem solver who obsesses over novel applications of data
- Highly independent and loves working on a team
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
- Can explain anything to anyone, thrives on interactions with passionate colleagues
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.