Bioinformatics Specialist Job Opening in Aliso Viejo, CA at Ambry Genetics


The main role of this position is project coordination, timeline management, and requirement gathering. To this end, the Bioinformatics Specialist analyzes and refines business and user requirements, and coordinates with developers to facilitate bioinformatics solutions through the entire SDLC, from discovery, design, development, and validation. The Bioinformatics Specialist is also responsible for creating documentation and timelines for the release of such bioinformatics solutions, and report project status updates upon request. The ideal candidate should have combined knowledge of both the business and the technical environment. Knowledge of genetic testing and bioinformatics operations are required.


  • Facilitate requirements gathering sessions with stakeholders.
  • Work with developers to propose solutions that align with defined business logic and objectives, determine the technical and operational feasibility, and identify the potential impact on other systems and workflows.
  • Analyze current workflows and prepare functional requirements for the proposed solutions, and ensure requirements are understood and approved by stakeholders.
  • Validate and analyze assay performance to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Work with quality and regulatory team in documenting validation results and obtain approvals for software release through change control protocols.
  • Work with Project Management Office (PMO) to create timelines of technical deliverables, and report project status updates to stakeholders and bioinformatics management.


  • MS degree or BS degree plus 2 years of experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, biology, or related discipline.
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle.
  • Experience in using high performance computing and storage systems.
  • Experience in the use of bioinformatics software, packages, and databases.
  • Experience with one or more of the programming languages commonly used in bioinformatics (Perl, Python, R, bash, SQL) in Linux/Unix environments.
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • At least 1 year of experience in project management or as business analyst.

About Us:

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, FSA, and generous paid time off (PTO) program. Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we maintain a drug-free work environment.

Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race (and traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Ambry does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters, third party recruiting agencies, outside recruiters or firms without an executed contract in place. We are not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by Ambry. Such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Ambry and will be processed accordingly.

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