[Baypiggies] [RECRUITER] Finding work - Company: 23andMe (Mountain View)

Elan elan.martinez at gmail.com
Thu May 21 22:30:59 CEST 2009

Hi folks, the spirit of this whole endeavor is just starting to catch on.
It's exciting to see...

I just received information about an opportunity in Mountain View with a
very cool company.   This posting comes straight from the Director of People
at 23andMe, Oliver Ryan.  I do not know Oliver personally but I've heard
some very good things about the company, the work environment and
specifically the (engineering) team.  Oliver's email is included below.  I
have not listed his phone number, so please email him directly with any of
your questions/requests, etc.

Company: 23andMe, (www.23andme.com)
Location: Mountain View

23andMe, Inc. is a privately-held company located in Mountain View, CA
dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information
using recent advances in DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive
tools. 23andMe enables individuals to gain deeper insights into personal
ancestry, genealogy and inherited traits. 23andMe was founded in April 2006
by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki. Investors include Genentech, Google and

We launched our service in November 2007 and have a relatively small (less
than 15) team of engineers currently. A lot of people make the mistake of
thinking we are a biotech or pharma company, when we are absolutely a
consumer web play, the subject matter happens to be Genetics. Engineers do
NOT need any experience with Biology/Genetics.

Website is www.23andme.com, jobs are at https://www.23andme.com/about/jobs/

Technologies include Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python with some C++ mixed in.
Experience with front-end technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) also a plus.
There are opportunities to work across the entire stack, or stay focused on
front/back end work.

Interviews: Three step process, initial screening by recruiting team, phone
interview by head of engineering, then in person interviews with a group of
5-6 engineers.

Salary/stock is competitive.

We are hiring for multiple engineering positions, including
SW Engineer
UI Engineer
SW Engineer, Test
SW Engineer, Science (while the above 3 positions focus on front/back-end of
the website, this person would work more on building some of the internal
tools we're using to conduct genetic association studies)

Best point of contact: Oliver Ryan, Director of People.  oliver at 23andme.com
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