Bioinformatics Engineer Position

Day Zero Diagnostics, Inc. is an infectious disease genomics startup in Boston seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics engineer to join our team. At DZD, we are combining genomics and machine learning to modernize how hospitals diagnose and treat infectious disease, building products that prioritize accuracy, speed and good design.

In this role, you will work within the Comp Bio Team to develop, operate and optimize microbial genomics pipelines and their surrounding software infrastructure. We are looking for candidates who are as passionate about software development as they are about building high-quality data products. Tools and analyses will be used to advance internal R&D projects as well as to serve customer-facing products. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced startup environment, learn new technologies, work closely with an accomplished team and communicate results through presentations and discussions with shareholders. We value intellectual curiosity, a strong work ethic and seek candidates who are excited to contribute their expertise and eager to broaden their skillset.


Under the direction of a technical manager, the applicant will independently carry out bioinformatics and software engineering tasks, to include:

  • Develop, operate and maintain processing pipelines for genomic data and the surrounding software infrastructure
  • Perform exploratory analyses of data and able to rapidly integrate them into automated pipelines
  • Maintain organized, well-tested code and documentation
  • Communicate clearly with the team regarding progress and results


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or equiv.
  • Fluency in Python, Linux and SQL; familiarity with data analysis a plus
  • Familiarity with NGS data and standard bioinformatics tools/ techniques
  • Highly motivated and independent
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

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