San Mateo, CA
51-200 employees
Helix is a population genomics company with a mission to empower every person to improve their life through DNA.

Senior Data Visualization Engineer

Senior Data Visualization Engineer

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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

Our end-to-end population genomics platform enables health systems, life sciences companies, and payers to advance genomic research and accelerate the integration of genomic data into routine clinical care. We support all aspects of population genomics from recruitment to translational research and help our partners use genomics to improve health outcomes, increase patient engagement, and lower costs.   Leading health systems, including Renown Health, AdventHealth, and Mayo Clinic, use our population genomics platform to power some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing population genomics initiatives.

For the COVID-19 public health crisis, Helix has built one of the nation’s largest COVID diagnostic labs and has been on the leading edge of national viral surveillance efforts tracking B.1.1.7 and other viral strains.

What is special about this role:

As the first data visualization engineer at Helix, you will pioneer the discipline working on high-impact datasets and novel products. You will work alongside design, engineering, and product teammates that are collaborating towards powering a better understanding of our collective health.

As a Data Visualization Engineer, you will:

  • Lead Helix’s data visualization efforts by simplifying access to data.
  • Build compelling dashboards that enable actionable insights for our customers.
  • Work closely with Helix’s Science, Product, and Operations teams to develop clear data views for complex domains.
  • Develop a strong domain understanding of genomics, infectious disease, and healthcare data at large.
  • Enable internal teams to build dashboards using advanced analytics, interactive design patterns, and aesthetic best practices to tell the story within the data.
  • Work with other data engineers and scientists to transform complex datasets into clean interfaces that power visualizations.
  • Automate report generation and delivery to our customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop code from prototype to production, ad hoc to high availability.
  • Mentor other engineers to reinforce a culture of learning and teaching.

About You:

  • 4+ years developing secure and performant real-time and historical dashboards
  • Development experience in Javascript, Python, and R
  • Proficiency using BI tools — Tableau or similar
  • Experience working at scale with large data sources and complex data sets
  • Familiarity with developing software on cloud platforms — AWS or similar
  • Proven track record of delivering self-service analytics and insights
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery
  • Demonstrated portfolio of data visualization work


  • Health data experience
  • Experienced in Data Science and statistical models
  • BS+ in Computer Science; coursework in genetics or bioinformatics

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, including meaningful equity
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 4 weeks of paid Pregnancy Disability 
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • On-premise nursing room
  • Corporate fitness rate
  • Commuter benefits
  • Catered meals 
  • 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.

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