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DevOps Engineer – Concentric by Ginkgo 91 views

Remote/Boston, MA

Ginkgo Bioworks is a publicly traded (NYSE: $DNA), high-growth biotechnology company based in Boston’s Seaport District, that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, material, and more. Our mission to “make biology easier to engineer” is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale capabilities in biological engineering. 
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched a new service: Concentric by Ginkgo. We firmly believe that testing is an essential requirement to re-open the economy as quickly and safely as possible. Concentric is the largest provider of K-12 COVID-19 testing. We currently run state-level K-12 testing programs in more than 10 states and some of the nation’s largest school districts. To date, Concentric has sequenced more than 10,000 samples from a variety of sample types, in support of public health. As we continue to scale Concentric by Ginkgo, our work is also evolving and expanding into new and exciting directions.
We are seeking driven DevOps Engineers to join our rapidly growing team. With your AWS infrastructure and Linux operations skills, you will be critical to helping us have a direct and positive impact on the COVID-19 response, and help to build biosecurity products of the future. By joining our Concentric by Ginkgo Software Team, you will leverage your skills to help organizations and communities tackle the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. 
We also recognize that biosecurity and public health are global problems. After the enormous impact Concentric has had – and continues to have – in the US, we are working to support COVID-19 response and make the world safe from future biosecurity and public health threats.
To help facilitate this initiative – and help drive our biosecurity work forward – we’re looking for talented DevOps Engineers to join our team. With your expertise, you’ll help to develop our Concentric platform that brings more COVID-19 testing to more people, with optimized testing programs that work across test modalities and a growing lab network. You’ll collaborate with a team of talented and diverse engineers, product managers, designers, experts in data analysis, and, of course, our customers. Plus, you’ll continuously innovate new capabilities for Concentric’s platform to be the center of long-term biosecurity. As a DevOps Engineer at Ginkgo, you will have the chance to not only develop algorithms and frameworks at the cutting edge of software technologies, but also to work side-by-side with the brightest scientists and engineers. 
Our tech stack includes AWS, Aptible, Docker, Flask, Kubernetes, Postgres, and other modern tools and frameworks.  Our languages of choice are Python and Javascript.
Please note:  This position is considered remote flexible and has the capability to be residence-based, with minimum requirements to come onsite to our Boston offices once per month.


  • Assist developers and IT with DevOps operations, helping to scale and deploy our systems both locally and in the cloud
  • Apply best practices to ensure fully working test, training, and production environments using Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, CloudFormation, and other tools
  • Help the team keep production systems healthy by implementing monitoring, alerting, sizing, scaling, performance-tuning
  • Design, build, and maintain CI/CD, testing, and operations infrastructure for our systems
  • Work closely with engineers, IT and delivery operations to resolve outages and implement changes to avoid future issues
  • Evaluate and leverage AWS cloud and deployment technologies
  • Work with our engineers to keep patient data private and secure
  • Help automate our processes to ensure efficiency, quality, and scalability
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  • Desired Experience and Capabilities

  • BS or MS degree in software engineering or related field, OR equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of programming and/or DevOps experience, ideally including hands-on application development or operational system administration in a software development organization
  • Deep  knowledge of networking, security, and AWS in a development-through-production environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve challenging problems 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of/experience with both principles and tools for technologies such Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration (CI/CD) (e.g., GitLab, GitHub), containerization (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes), cloud technologies (especially AWS), configuration management/automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform, CloudFormation) required
  • Excellent customer service delivery, including acting as a technical project lead working with developers, operators, and users to efficiently troubleshoot and resolve challenging problems in addition to providing status updates to the project manager
  • Experience working in environments under regulations such as CLIA, SOX, HIPAA, or GXP a plus but not required
  • Experience with requirements gathering, design, project planning, and software implementation a plus
  • Note on culture: Concentric by Ginkgo is a high energy, positive and fast paced environment where new challenges and opportunities arise every day, so this opportunity is ideal for people who thrive in those kinds of environments, and for people who like lots of variety in their day. There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow. The team is motivated by doing high impact work in service to society. To get a sense of the culture at Ginkgo, read some articles in Grow by Ginkgo, the company magazine we produce, which tells the story of synthetic biology in a Ginkgo-authentic way.
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    We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.  
    We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
    It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.
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