Software Quality Engineer III – Bioinformatics

JOB TITLE: Software Quality Engineer III – Bioinformatics



Perform software verification, define and execute test cases and scenarios required for software quality assurance and regulatory compliance.
Perform system analysis, assess risk, and develop strong test strategies by analyzing product design and technical specifications, and by collaborating with product managers and developers.
Participate in building and maintaining a data-driven test automation framework using automation tools and libraries.
Perform debugging and root cause analysis of product issues or defects.
Evangelize new testing methodologies, best practices and tools with goals to continuously improve test coverage.
Work closely with software engineers and bioinformatics scientists in all phases of SDLC to build quality into our development process.
Work with software engineers to design data-driven test scenarios and its expected results.


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics or engineering related area.
Minimum of 3 years of experience developing test automation frameworks and harnesses using programming and scripting languages.


Basic knowledge of foundational bioinformatics algorithms such as Alignment, Demultiplexing and Variant Calling; experience working with FASTQ, BAM and VCF files.
Strong working knowledge of Java.
Recent hands-on experience developing test automation code using tools and libraries, such as TestNG, Junit, Hamcrest and others (Selenium is nice to have).
Recent hands-on experience of REST API testing and test automation.
Experience writing verification plans, test cases, defects reports, executing & managing test cases using test cases management system and writing verification reports.
Strong knowledge of QA methodologies, test planning, system dependencies, and product integration phases.
Experience building basic SQL queries (SELECT JOIN) is nice to have.
The pay range is listed and actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.Remote USA$94,300—$141,500 USD


Natera™ is a global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, dedicated to oncology, women’s health, and organ health. Our aim is to make personalized genetic testing and diagnostics part of the standard of care to protect health and enable earlier and more targeted interventions that lead to longer, healthier lives.

The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you’ll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you’ll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.


Competitive Benefits – Employee benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans for eligible employees and their dependents. Additionally, Natera employees and their immediate families receive free testing in addition to fertility care benefits. Other benefits include pregnancy and baby bonding leave, 401k benefits, commuter benefits and much more. We also offer a generous employee referral program!

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Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents.


Please be advised that Natera will reach out to candidates with a email domain ONLY. Email communications from all other domain names are not from Natera or its employees and are fraudulent. Natera does not request interviews via text messages and does not ask for personal information until a candidate has engaged with the company and has spoken to a recruiter and the hiring team. Natera takes cyber crimes seriously, and will collaborate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute any related cyber crimes.

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