Careers

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BE PART OF A LEGACY

Athletigen is a sports genetics startup with a vision to create products to take personalized training to the next level. We use technologies from genetics, big data and other state of art web and mobile technologies with the goal of engaging the international sport and science communities. We are growing fast and we’re looking to add visionaries to our team that encompass our company’s core values:

  • Champion the mission: you feel strongly about personalized genomics and advances in the area of sports science.
  • Teamwork: You empower the people around you to be better; you listen attentively, speak candidly, treat others respectfully, and put the interests of team ahead of yourself.
  • Transparency: You openly share information within and between teams to minimize miscommunication and waste, and maximize alignment and productivity
  • Character: You are humble but confident in your abilities to execute; you bring intensity and resilience in a fast paced team environment.
  • Ownership: You take pride in your work; you hold yourself to a high standard; you show finesse driving progress forward and powering your tasks to completion.
  • Problem solving: You offer solutions instead of highlighting problems; if you see something wrong you fix it; you’re organized and agile enough to deal with multiple projects simultaneously.

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Are you passionate about information security and risk assessment but want to apply your skills in an small, exciting company rather than a corporate setting? As both auditor and remediator of information security related to relevant regulatory bodies, you will:

  • Lead the identification, implementation and maintenance of risk management and information security plans
  • Work with business units and with other risk functions to identify security requirements, using methods that may include threat, risk or business impact assessments. Works with Engineering team or external consultants to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.
  • Develop security processes and procedures, and support service-level agreements (SLAs) to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.
  • Conduct research on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and trends. Research, evaluate and recommend information-security-related hardware and software, including developing business cases for information security investments.
  • Develops systems for classifying information security alerts/notifications and if necessary assisting with incident response.
  • Lead audit remedication, including but not limited to: reviewing any audit findings, coordinating the collection of responses and gathering remediation plans from finding owners.
  • Lead information security education and awareness activities, including content review and development.

Skills/Experience You Bring

  • Post-Secondary education in an Information Technology program or equivalent combination of experience and education (ie. Information Security, Legislations and Management)
  • Advanced knowledge of network protocols including: IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, IPSEC and SSL
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to analyze security requirements and apply appropriate security controls
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner to all levels of audience
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to perform comprehensive reviews of Security information alerts/notifications
  • Experience conducting risk, business impact, control or vulnerability assessments is considered an asset

Ideal Candidate

  • Meet all the minimum qualifications.
  • Strong knowledge of HIPPA or similar acts
  • 3-6 years experience
  • Innovative thinking of how things work and where problems might be hiding.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote work.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com

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Are you a Bioinformatician interested in using your expertise to help build innovative products that will reshape the world of sports genetics?

Responsibilities & Challenges

As part of the sports science and genetics team, you are expected to play a critical role in bringing science and technology together by:

  • Participating in building state of art DNA analytics engine using different technologies such as python, R, big data systems and REST services.
  • Facilitating collaboration between geneticists and sports scientists through your deep knowledge of human genetics, public databases (ensembl, dbSNP, the 1000 Genomes Project, HapMap, etc.), GWAS and statistical analysis.
  • Analyzing loads of genetic data and create dazzling visualizations to help guide advances into new areas of research and inform new features to provide our users.
  • Engage in cutting edge research collaborations with outside partners and be involved in high impact scientific publications that expand our knowledge of genetics and sport performance.

Skills You Bring

  • PhD (Preferred) or MSc + 3 years work experience in Bioinformatics or a biological science with extensive and documented programming experience/knowledge.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and R.
  • Some experience with relational databases and systems (MySQL).
  • An understanding of how genetics and biochemical processes influence physiology.
  • Knowledge of Java is an asset.
  • Experience using version control systems for codebase maintenance.
  • Follows good code documentation practices.
  • Experience running analyses in a linux environment.
  • Experience with web development technologies is an asset.
  • Knowledge/experience with web scale ‘big data’ technologies such as: HBase, Hadoop, MapReduce, etc. is a definite asset.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services is an asset.
  • Team member with experience working on interdisciplinary projects.
  • Clear thinker with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate intelligently and clearly.
  • Familiarity with public resources and databases such as Ensembl, dbSNP, the 1000 Genomes Project, HapMap, etc.
  • Experience with human genetics data, particularly SNP genotyping data.
  • A well developed sense of humour.
  • Keen interest in sports and / or science is a strong asset.

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us Unite and Inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote work.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com

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Responsibilities and Challenges
As part of the Infrastructure Engineering team, you are expected to play a critical role in shaping our technology offering by:

  • Participating in building state of art solutions to support our various products, including elastic scalable servers, distributed data, distributed processing and web farms.
  • Build the next big information pipeline that is multidimensional and can take into account complex details using innovative data technologies.
  • Work closely with Head of engineering to create turnkey elastic scalable systems in the cloud.
  • Keep our systems running and our customers happy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In depth knowledge of Linux and Operating systems including, shell, files system management, process management and package management.
  • Very strong knowledge of networks including, routers, Virtual Private Networks, Reverse Proxies, DNS servers and Directory Services.
  • Working knowledge of finding bottlenecks and identify memory and I/O performance issues.
  • Working knowledge of Linux Shell Scripting preferably bash.
  • Working knowledge of a programming language preferably Python.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Meet all the minimum qualifications.
  • Very strong knowledge of Amazon AWS services including EC2, RDS, S3, Ops Works.
  • Working knowledge of Git Repositories and technologies including conflict resolution, branching, cloning, backward/forward merges.
  • In depth knowledge of strong release engineering best practices including source control, release promotion, continuous integration.
  • Working knowledge of an automation technology such as dockers and/or chef.
  • In depth knowledge of Java Container preferably tomcat.
  • In depth knowledge of Web servers preferably apache and/or nginx.
  • In depth knowledge of database systems including Oracle, MySQL.

Brownie Points

  • Working knowledge of High Performance Computing technologies including Hadoop, HDFS and MapReduce.
  • Knowledge of various encryption technologies.

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours:Full-time, open to remote work.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com

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Responsibilities and Challenges

As part of the product development and engineering team, you are expected to play a critical role in shaping our technology offering by:

  • Participating in building state of art DNA analytics engine using different technologies such as Java, Hibernate, Spring AOP, Spring IoC, python, R, big data systems and REST services.
  • Build the next big information highway that is multidimensional and can take into account complex details using innovative data structures, multithreading, data caching and persistence technologies with Java at its core.
  • Work closely with UX experts to create innovative technologies and application services to be consumed by the client tier.
  • Use Service Oriented Architecture techniques and patterns to build a service layer that can evolve to provide multitude of services to be used by various client applications both on mobile and the web.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In depth knowledge of Data structures and Java Collections including, Maps, Sets and Graph implementations.
  • Very strong knowledge of Java Language including, inner, nested and anonymous classes, private constructors, final methods, overloading, overriding …etc
  • Very strong knowledge of Multithreading and Java Concurrent API including futures, Tasks and Concurrent Executors.
  • Working knowledge of Java Enterprise edition including, Servlets API, Containers, Managed Services, DAO.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong Object Oriented Analysis and Design.
  • Strong knowledge of Design patterns including, builder, factory, observer …etc.

Ideal Candidate

  • Meet all the minimum qualifications.
  • Strict practitioner of Oracle Java coding conventions and style
  • Complete comprehension of garbage collection and its impact on high transactional code
  • Very strong knowledge of Java in a web container.
  • Working experience with Injection frameworks preferably Spring.
  • In depth knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture or Domain Driven Design.
  • Strong knowledge of REST API.
  • Strong knowledge of ORM (Object Relational Mapping) and supporting frameworks preferably Hibernate.

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote work. 

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com

 

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Responsibilities and Challenges

Are you a software developer interested in using your expertise to help build innovative products that will reshape the world of sports genetics? As part of the product development and engineering team, you are expected to play a critical role in shaping our technology offering by:

  • Working closely with other team members to create innovative mobile technologies and applications to be used by our beloved customers.
  • Use your talent to create a fast and intuitive mobile experience.
  • Look deeply into the details and build high quality applications for better user engagement and adoption.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Cocoa touch API.
  • Developed few apps that are currently on the App store.
  • Working knowledge of push notifications and related services.
  • Strong knowledge with Objective C or Swift.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong Object Oriented Analysis and Design.
  • Strong knowledge of Data Structures and Design patterns.

Ideal Candidate

  • Meet all the minimum qualifications.
  • Strict practitioner of Cocoa coding conventions and style
  • Complete comprehension of memory management in Objective-C
  • An expert at finding and fixing crashing bugs
  • How to design cohesive objects, incorporate abstractions, and rely on encapsulation to isolate and guard against change
  • Strong knowledge of REST api.
  • Working knowledge of databases.
  • Working knowledge of web technologies including HTML5, JS, SASS.

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote work.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com.

 

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Are you an engineer interested in using your expertise to help build innovative products that will reshape the world of sports genetics? As part of the Development team, you are expected to play a critical role in shaping our technology offering by:

  • Participating in building quality control processes to make sure our customers get a bug free product.
  • Build various test automation technologies which can fully regress our complex products and technologies
  • Work closely with the Product Owner and the development team to oversee quality assurance activities and product testing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • In depth knowledge of release engineering best practices including classical model such as waterfall, agile …etc.
  • Ability to hack systems and cause them to fail.
  • Very strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of a performance benchmark software or libraries in both a browser environment and a server environment.
  • Working knowledge of a programming language preferably JavaScript.

Ideal Candidate

  • Meet all the minimum qualifications.
  • Very strong knowledge of Amazon AWS services including EC2, RDS, S3, Ops Works.
  • Working knowledge of Agile best practices.
  • In depth knowledge of strong release engineering best practices including source control, release promotion, continuous integration.
  • Innovative thinking of how things work and where problems might be hiding.

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote work.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com.

 

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Are you a Sports Scientist or Exercise Physiologist interested in using your expertise to help build innovative products that will reshape the world of sports genetics?

As part of the sports science and genetics team, you are expected to play a critical role in bringing genetics and nutrition together by:

  • Working directly with the genetics team to create a collection of engaging online articles that express how different genetic variants affect sports nutrition.
  • Collaborating with coaches and athletes to derive personalized recommendations based on nutrition and genetics.
  • Interpreting genetic data with scientists to deliver nutrigenomic information to coaches in an easy to understand and intuitive way.
  • Designing and conduct experiments that combine genetic testing with nutrition and physiological measurements
  • Engaging in cutting edge research collaborations with outside partners and be involved in high impact scientific publications that expand our knowledge of genetics and sport performance.

Skills you bring

  • Ability to leverage knowledge in physiology, biomechanics and biochemistry to improve athletic performance outcomes for individual athletes and at a team level
  • Experience working with coaches and athletes to tailoring training programs for athletes participating in different types of sports (e.g. endurance versus power training)
  • Keen interest in learning more how physiology and biomechanics is affected by genetics and molecular biology
  • Strong networking ability to build relationships with high performance coaches across different types of sports
  • Strong writing ability to effectively communicate to users how genetics affects sport performance

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote workers. 

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com.

 

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Are you a Sports Nutritionist interested in using your expertise to help build innovative products that will reshape the world of sports genetics?

As part of the sports science and genetics team, you are expected to play a critical role in bringing genetics and nutrition together by:

  • Working directly with the genetics team to create a collection of engaging online articles that express how different genetic variants affect sports nutrition.
  • Collaborating with coaches and athletes to derive personalized recommendations based on nutrition and genetics.
  • Interpreting genetic data with scientists to deliver nutrigenomic information to coaches in an easy to understand and intuitive way.
  • Designing and conduct experiments that combine genetic testing with nutrition and physiological measurements
  • Engaging in cutting edge research collaborations with outside partners and be involved in high impact scientific publications that expand our knowledge of genetics and sport performance.

Skills you bring

  • Strong knowledge of how different micro and macro nutrients complement training, recovery and sport performance
  • Experience tailoring nutrition programs for athletes participating in different types of sports (e.g. endurance versus power training)
  • Experience working with coaches and athletes to improve performance outcomes with clear examples of success for individual athletes and at a team level
  • Up to date knowledge on the latest nutritional trends as supported by science and your personal experience
  • Keen interest in learning how sport nutrition is affected by genetics and molecular biology
  • Strong networking ability to build relationships with high performance coaches and athletes across multiple of sports
  • Strong writing ability to effectively communicate to users how genetics affects sport nutrition
  • Ability to recommend nutritional/performance supplements based on one’s genetic profile and goals

 

To learn more visit our website @ https://www.athletigen.com/about-us. We empower our employees to take independent initiative, to be creative with their problem solving and to be drivers of progress.  We believe good ideas can come from anyone regardless of their background and experience level.  Sound like a home for you? Send us your resume and help us unite and inspire the world.

Hours: Full-time, open to remote workers. 

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@athletigen.com.

 

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