Clay McLeod's Resume

Last updated: 11/04/2022


Product and engineering people leader with 18 years of software development experience. Specialized in cloud computing, high-performance computing, web development, product development, and genomics. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital employee of the year (2019).


Director of Product Development and Engineering February 2020 - Present Manager of Bioinformatics Software Development February 2018 - February 2020 Senior Software Engineer June 2016 - February 2018
  • Built and managed a team of 25+ dedicated and 60+ non-dedicated engineers, designers, and product developers building the pediatric cancer data sharing ecosystem, St. Jude Cloud. Learn more about the St. Jude Cloud by reading our recent paper in Cancer Discovery.
  • Analyzed, harmonized, and maintained the largest whole-genome sequence repository in the world, including providing access to ~1.5Pb of genomics data to 195+ labs across the world in pursuit of cures for children afflicted with catastrophic diseases.
  • Served as an expert individual contributor and then built and guided teams to be excellent in the areas of product design, fullstack web development, genomic analysis development, database design, cloud infrastructure, and devops.
  • Received the 2019 Amos Jacobs award (employee of the year), the highest award given to employees at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Received two additional gold ovation awards during my time at St. Jude.


University of Mississippi — Oxford, MS

M. S. Computer Science (4.0 GPA)
August 2014 - May 2016
B. S. Electrical Engineering (3.6 GPA)
August 2010 - May 2014


Development of analysis pipelines for next-generation sequencing data.
Vue / React / Blade / Javascript / Typescript
Ruby / Rails / PHP / Laravel / Javascript / Typescript / NodeJS
PostgreSQL / MySQL
Azure / GCP / AWS / Terraform / Kubernetes / Helm