Sr. Lab Informatics Specialist
Updated on 1/29/2024
Natera

1,001-5,000 employees

Global leader in personalized genetic testing
Company Overview
Natera stands as a global leader in cell-free DNA testing, with a dedicated focus on oncology, women’s health, and organ health, aiming to integrate personalized genetic testing into standard healthcare practices. The company's competitive advantage lies in its proprietary cfDNA technology platform, which has been validated by over 100 peer-reviewed publications for its high accuracy, and its diverse team of experts from various fields. Natera's commitment to industry leadership is evident in its ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories, and its proactive stance against cyber crimes, ensuring a secure and innovative work environment.
Biotechnology

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$1.2B

Founded

2004

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

10%

2 year growth

21%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
JavaScript
Groovy
SQL
Java
AWS
JIRA
Linux/Unix
CategoriesNew
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, including 5+ years of direct experience in software application development
  • Experience working with users to configure data management software to meet business workflow requirements
  • Experience in creating commercial software product requirements and managing a product backlog
  • Experience working with relational databases and creating SQL queries, especially Oracle
  • Knowledge in LIMS, LIS, LES, and/or ELN, especially LabVantage
  • Comfortable with Linux command line usage
  • Some programming or scripting knowledge (Java, Groovy, JavaScript)
  • Cloud/AWS basics
Responsibilities
  • Configure LabVantage to implement features and changes for maintenance releases and new product development
  • Translate laboratory needs into technical product requirements and specifications
  • Act as a subject matter expert on LabVantage to provide guidance to stakeholders and create a shared understanding among business and technical teams
  • Produce deliverables such as flow diagrams, data models, prototypes, wireframes, and other illustrations
  • Maintain tracking of requests from user groups and prioritize those for time allotment and release planning
  • Assist in software quality assurance with testing of changes in LabVantage
  • Assist engineering production support with resolving LabVantage issues and investigations
  • Assist in assembly of reports needed for regulatory compliance requirements
  • Suggest and drive introduction of departmental practice changes and tools that will improve quality and organization of LabVantage engineering work
  • Oversee work and delegate tasks to other engineering team members when needed
  • Act as a mentor and help to develop more junior Laboratory Informatics Specialist team members
  • Complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training, and security training within the first 30 days of hire
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with JIRA or similar issue tracking system
  • Knowledge of laboratory processes and instrumentation
  • Comfortable contributing to and leading meetings with business partners in a variety of positions and domain areas to receive product requests and guide decision-making
  • Ability to understand and describe technical complexities in a simplified way appropriate to different audiences
  • Excellent written communication skills to produce clear, concise and correct technical documentation
  • Strong ability to comprehend complex problems and apply knowledge to propose potential solutions
  • Analytical skills to understand the needs of customers and work out priorities