Job ref no.: CT3118201-01#2344

Bioinformatics Engineer

Prenetics Limited

  • 5-day week
  • 13-month pay
  • Dental plan
  • Medical plan

About this Role

Prenetics is looking for a highly qualified Bioinformatics Engineer to join our Clinical and Health Informatics team. As a Bioinformatics Engineer, candidate will have the opportunity to build and deploy advanced genomic technologies that create impact to the healthcare and wellness industry. The ideal candidate will have solid practical experience in building and maintaining bioinformatics workflows and be able to work independently on different bioinformatics tasks.

Candidate will thrive on working within a startup environment with strong communication skills to execute on high-impact, high-leverage processes, and programs that will scale globally. The ability to influence and partner with cross-functional teams (e.g. lab team; clinical team; product and engineering team) will be key to success in this role.

We are a highly passionate, mission-oriented group who strongly believe that next generation digital health technologies have a huge untapped potential to make an impact on everyone’s health. Thus, your role as a valuable team member is very important in this mission.   



  • Implement, maintain and upgrade the automation of genomic data analysis and quality control workflow/pipeline on premise and cloud environment
  • Build scalable mutations, genomics annotation and phenotype data store
  • Work with internal and external IT teams to manage bioinformatics workflows.
  • Work with scientists and software engineers to implement and driving the deployment of bioinformatics solutions.
  • Develop new bioinformatics workflows as needed.
  • Expand the bioinformatics workflow into downstream clinical workflows such as variant interpretation workflows


 Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, information systems or related field. Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • Familiar with Linux computing environment.
  • Advanced programming skill with Python or Java and shell scripting.
  • Experience with code version control (e.g Git, Bitbucket or SVN)
  • Good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, and teamwork
  • Good command of spoken and written English


 Desirable experience

  • Familiar with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis workflow.
  • Experience with developing bioinformatics solution on cloud (e.g. AWS EC2, S3) environment)
  • Parallel/High-performance computing experience
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Experience with software development and project tracking cycle (Agile, Scrum, Kanban).
  • Knowledge of MySQL and PostgreSQL, data management training related to database design using solution such as RDBS or equivalent.


Our Core Values

Customer Happiness : We need to do everything we can to make our customers happy. Often times, these are the little things that goes unnoticed which makes big differences.

Be Open and Transparent : The more open we are with our business, the more we can earn trust and credibility. This is true here at Prenetics as well, you can be rest assured that senior management is to be very open and transparent.

Adapt To & Embrace & Drive CHANGE : Change may sometimes be unsetting, especially if it is unwanted or unexpected, yet, it is the only constant, where we must evolve as our customers expect more and as our competitive landscape becomes more demanding. 

Walk the Talk : If you say you will do something, you better make sure you complete your task by the date it needs to get completed. No BS here, no excuses and everyone has a responsibility to do their part. 

TEAMWORK : The best leaders are the ones that listen and at Prenetics here, our management understands from and crafts by listening to our team members to enable them to do their best.

Be PROACTIVE : Being proactive is taking initiative in a situation. Being the first to step up and say, hey “i can do this". Being proactive is becoming the emergent leader in a group. Proactive people are positive thinkers.  

Be Passionate & Determined : Passion. Period. Sure we can do a job---anyone or any organization can just get the job done. But to get the job done exceptionally well? That takes passion. 

Be Humble : Arrogance is self-destructive in the long run and though we take pride in our roles and results, we at Prenetics here, always live by that “we are only as good as our last month". 

Move Fast : Moving fast is one of a startup's greatest abilities. If you believe in something, get on it and get it done. Don't over think it, and just move. 

Do Epic Shit : Building great and big things means taking risks. This can be often times scary and prevents companies from doing the big things they should be. However, in our world where things are moving so fast, we are guaranteed to fail if we don't take risks.


Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to us detailing out why you want to join Prenetics by clicking Apply Now.

Thank you!





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Job ref no. CT3118201-01#2344
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 0 year - 5 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Master's degree