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DevOps 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 our 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, as well build the processes that let us our software teams scale. We are looking for someone who can take ownership of large parts of DevOps infrastructure, so that our lab can seamlessly and securely scale to many times its current size.

What you’ll do

    • Implement standards and best practices to bring our DevOps to the next level.
    • Dynamically build out on premise and AWS virtual infrastructure with Terraform
    • Continually automate our production systems with Ansible
    • Automate everything
    • Manage our SignalFx monitoring alerts.
    • Provide robust reliable services that can be used by many groups (Consul, Vault, Packer, Celery, Alerts / Notifications)

About You

    • BS in computer science or equivalent
    • 3+ years DevOps experience
    • Leadership experience
    • Proficient with Ansible
    • Experience with Terraform
    • Deep understanding of AWS
    • Experience high availability redundant databases
    • Experience with Linux, and familiarity with Windows

Nice to Have

    • Experience with PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch
    • Experience with Celery and RabbitMQ or Redis
    • Experience with Continuous Integration systems
    • Experience supporting Django and gRPC applications
    • Knowledge of networking and high availability
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.