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Director, Software Engineering

Remote (United States)

Compensation: $170,000-$220,000 per year. You are eligible to a Short-Term Incentive Plan with the target at 20% of your annual earnings, terms and conditions apply.

We are seeking an experienced Director of Software Engineering to lead our dynamic teams focused on developing specialized end-user solutions for our physicians, patients and health system partners. As a key member of our leadership, you will play a crucial role in steering the development of innovative software solutions, adapted keenly to customer experience and workflow, while instilling in our teams best practices in cloud software development (Scaled Agile etc.) and maintaining rigorous design control.

Essential Functions

  • Leadership: Direct and inspire multiple software engineering teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Strategy:  Develop and execute a comprehensive software engineering roadmap aligned with the business goals of Ambry Genetics and Realm IDx.
  • Technical domain: Possess a deep understanding of front-end development technologies, back-end architecture design and cloud native services (i.e. AWS), so you can provide guidance and insight to teams.
  • Innovation: Drive innovation in software engineering, staying abreast of industry trends so you can integrate these cutting-edge technologies into our technology stack.
  • Architecture acumen: Architect and oversee implementation of scalable reference architecture for our systems, so they can be configurable to adapt to evolving needs of our customers.
  • Quality: Implement best practices for software development, code review, ensuring compliance with quality, security standards needed for medical device software.
  • Team development: Mentor, develop engineering talent, fostering continuous learning and career growth.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience contributing to a scalable architecture/design of existing and new systems that are highly available and easy to maintain and monitor.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining highly complex asynchronous messaging and backend processing jobs.
  • Practical experience and understanding of working with and developing RESTful APIs and microservices.
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins) and test-driven development.
  • Experience with OOP in PHP and JavaScript
  • Experience with HTML/CSS development
  • Relational database experience (example: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Experience with NoSQL based technologies (example: MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Ability to read and write a variety of structured/semi-structured formats (example: XML, JSON, CSV, TSV)
  • Experience with AGILE and SCRUM methodologies
  • Experience with frameworks such as Symfony v2.0+, AngularJS, ReactJS is a plus
  • 8+ years of experience in professional software development
  • 4+ years of management
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience


  • Master's degree
  • Experience with NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) LIMS systems integration 


Ambry Genetics Corporation is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-licensed molecular genetics laboratory based in Aliso Viejo, California. We are a genetics-based healthcare company that is dedicated to open scientific exchange so we can work together to understand and treat all human disease faster.

At Ambry, everyone is welcome. A career at Ambry Genetics is a chance to be part of a dynamic company that aims to improve health by understanding the relationships between genetics and human disease. We earned our reputation as industry leaders by responsibly introducing cutting-edge genetic testing solutions and continually sharing what we learn with the global scientific community.

At Ambry you will be learning, challenging yourself, and having fun while collaborating with teammates through the open exchange of ideas. Our outstanding benefits program includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with a 4% employer match, FSA, paid sick leave and generous paid time off (PTO) program. You can learn more about the benefits here. Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we maintain a drug-free work environment.

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