You + Helix

Helix is a place where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics.  

If you’re excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact and joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you!

Helix + The World

Helix is the leading population genomics and viral surveillance company. Helix enables health systems, public health organizations and life science companies to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care and public health decision making.

We are continuing to scale our world-class team to support our dedication to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. 

What is special about this role?

You will work with passionate people at the cross-section of cutting-edge genomics science, microservice-oriented cloud technologies, and software testing. You will have opportunities to creatively solve testing challenges and build and support automation frameworks, and automated tests.

As a Software Engineer in Test, you will:

  • Work alongside software engineers in an agile environment.
  • Participate in requirements and design review meetings to create comprehensive test automation strategies/plans.
  • Design, create, enhance, and maintain test case automation, and test frameworks
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and robust execution of automation of test cases and automated testing as part of a regular release schedule.
  • Report, track and escalate anomalies discovered during testing and ensure closure on issues.
  • Assist in creating, maintaining, and running quality improvement initiatives and automated testing frameworks.
  • Work to understand our external and internal customers and advocate on their behalf.

About you:

  • 5+ years of test automation experience 
  • Experience with at least one programming language (e.g., Golang, Python, Typescript, Java)
  • Experience designing and developing automation frameworks and solutions to software testing problems.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with continuous integration platforms (e.g., CodePipeline, CircleCI).
  • Experience with agile methodologies and automation-first engineering practices
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks (e.g., xUnit, Cucumber, Gingko, Selenium, JMeter, Cypress)
  • Experience testing cloud-native, microservice-based software architectures
  • Experience testing serverless (e.g., AWS Lambda) and asynchronous (e.g., AWS SQS) software architectures
  • Experience with relational or other databases (e.g. postgres, mysql, DynamoDB)


  • Experience in medical, biopharmaceutical or device industries.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and compliance frameworks including 21 CFR Part 11, 21 CFR 820, Medical Device Data Software (MDDS), GAMP 5, and HIPAA.

What’s important to us:

  • Curiosity — we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility — we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products
  • Agility — flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture
  • Follow-through — we’re building a diverse team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

What Helix has to offer you:

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, Comprehensive Health insurance package including employer sponsored HSA 
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 401(k) with employer matching and 100% vested on first day
  • Comprehensive Well Being benefits
  • Flexible PTO

Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.