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DevOps Team - Engineer at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
Synthego is transforming scientists into designers with the first fully automated molecular biology lab. Lab automation is no cakewalk, though. Any given order moves through dozens of instruments, and our factory can manage throughput in the thousands. All of our instruments, databases, and analysis servers need to live on robust infrastructures that can scale with rapidly growing company.
Synthego is looking for a DevOps engineer to join our core software team to help us bring our infrastructure to the next level. As we continue to scale our automated lab we need to smoothly grow the infrastructure that backs it. We are looking for someone to take ownership of our diverse system and bring them under central management such that our lab can seamlessly and securely scale to many times its current size.

What You'll Do

    • Manage both on premise and cloud (AWS) virtual server infrastructure.
    • Own deployment and scaling for redundant database clusters (PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and some NoSQL key value store)
    • Monitor all the things. Audit our monitoring / alerting systems and take them to the next level.
    • Manage auto scaling of cloud analysis servers.
    • Provide robust reliable services that can be used by many groups (Celery queue system, logstash, Alerts / Notifications)

About You

    • BS in computer science or equivalent
    • 2+ years DevOps experience
    • Deep understanding of AWS
    • Proficiency with Ansible or Salt
    • Fluent in Python
    • Experience high availability redundant databases
    • Expert in Linux, and familiarity with windows

Nice to Haves

    • Experience with PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch
    • Experience with VMware
    • Experience with Celery and RabbitMQ or Redis
    • Experience with Terraform and Vagrant
    • Experience with Continuous Integration systems

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.