Software Engineer/Senior Engineer QDI


At the heart of QIAGEN’s business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.

We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe. 
Our most valuable asset are our employees – more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.  
There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.
If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people’s lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.

Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.

Position Description

QIAGEN offers industry-leading applications for the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of biological data. Understanding raw data is one of the most significant challenges in modern molecular methods. Our portfolio of powerful tools addresses this bottleneck with innovative applications based on cutting-edge bioinformatics.

We prefer candidates in the Redwood City, CA area. 

Our bioinformatics tools enable:

  • Analysis, comparison, and visualization of NGS data
  • User-friendly customization of comprehensive bioinformatics solutions
  • Hypotheses about novel mechanisms of action underlying patterns in data
  • Interpretation of upstream/downstream effects of gene expression changes
  • Enterprise-level handling and curating of NGS data for clinical and biological applications.

About the opportunity:

  • Provide solutions to complex bioinformatics problems, requiring strong software engineering skills and background in highly scalable web based consumer applications development.
  • Design and develop cutting edge web applications and user interfaces
  • Design and develop high performance components/sub-systems for highly scalable service-oriented software
  • Write well-documented, extensible software code that is easy to maintain, and that adheres to generally accept programming standards and OOP practices
  • Own the overall quality of your code including unit testing, functional testing and performance
  • Produce and maintain technical designs and documentation relevant to assigned software development tasks
  • In turn you can expect a high-profile position on a great team with many challenges and rewards!

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years of developing web applications
  • Bachelors in Computer Science required. Masters preferred
  • Highly proficient in JAVA and strong understanding of multi-threaded programming
  • Excellent grasp of OOP concepts and design patterns
  • Knowledge of SaaS, SOA, OOP, Unix and Java development in a cross-platform environment
  • Experience with web services (such as Spring and RESTful)
  • Experience with relational databases (including data modeling and performance tuning) and NoSQL databases
  • Experience building/using bioinformatics tools for NGS data preferred
  • Knowledge of Continuous Development, Integration, and Deployment
  • Knowledge of scalability/performance issues and optimization techniques

Personal Requirements

  • Good organizational skills.

QIAGEN requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for new hires in all U.S. states other than Montana effective as of September 1, 2021. New hires and candidates will be required to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination within three business days of start date or upon entry into the office (i.e., for interviews), whichever comes first. QIAGEN complies with applicable laws regarding the confidentiality of employee health information and the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.  Candidates who require accommodation should contact This policy is part of QIAGEN’s ongoing efforts to support public health efforts and to ensure the safety and-well-being of its employees, customers, business partners, and community.

What we offer

At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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