Natera – Why Work For Us?

The Next Generation of Prenatal Testing

Delivering on the promise.

Natera is driven by a passion for elevating the science and utility of prenatal testing. The advent of the Information Age has created a paradigm shift in the fields of computing and informatics. Surprisingly, medical diagnostics have been slow to integrate these advances into genetic testing.

Until Natera.

From conception to delivery, Natera is pioneering next generation accuracy and reliability with tests ranging from preimplantation genetic diagnosis for IVF to breakthrough advances in the field of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Using advances from the human genome project and powered by sophisticated proprietary bioinformatic algorithms, Natera’s comprehensive portfolio of tests, proven science, and experienced genetic counseling services deliver the most accurate results in the industry.

All with one mission in mind: helping families conceive and deliver.

Natera has developed proprietary technology to detect minute quantities of DNA more accurately than any other commercial lab in the world. Natera is actively applying these technologies to the area of maternal and prenatal health to revolutionize the science of supporting healthy families. The company operates a CLIA certified laboratory in California and has world wide distribution for its products.

The Natera team consists of statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists and software engineers from world class institutions. Our technology has been funded by six grants from the National Institute of Health and a group of private investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. After only three years on the market, Natera is now the leading provider of genetic testing to IVF centers in the US, and is scaling rapidly to meet the needs of other markets across the US and the world.

Natera seeks highly motivated and skilled professionals dedicated to our mission to deliver the highest quality testing and decision-making tools to patients and clinicians. Do you think you can make a difference in our quest?

Natera affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons. Period.

Natera Reviews

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    Current Employee - Director in San Carlos, CA
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    Natera is growing very quickly, has cutting edge science, their products are making a big difference to patients, it's a data driven environment, and has huge potential.


    It's stressful. Expectations are very high - this cuts both ways.

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    If you can find a way to keep up the rate of growth and product development with a bit more lifestyle balance, that would be lovely.

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Natera Interviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Natera in July 2014.

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    I applied on staffing company website and received a call from recruiter in a couple days. After that - phone screening. On phone screening - easy Java questions and questions about previous projects. In a week - face-to-face interview in San Carlos, CA. Face-to-face interview was a sequence of 3 meetings 30 mins long. Asked Java recursion, Hibernate, Java collection.

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Natera Awards & Accolades

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Fierce 15, FierceMedicalDevices, 2013
Technology Pioneer, World Economic Forum, 2014

Additional Info

Headquarters San Carlos, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Natera is on a mission to revolutionize the science of helping families conceive and deliver healthy babies. We hire intelligent, passionate, ambitious people and hold them accountable for adding value and keeping up with our rapidly growing company. It’s true, we expect a lot out of our employees. This is what has helped make Natera so successful. While we realize that this type of culture is not the right fit for everyone, we believe that if you have what it takes to be part of a brilliant, cohesive, and unstoppable team you will be very happy and have a great career... More

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