DevOps Engineer

94608, Emeryville
90,000 - 150,000 - DOE
Mar 11, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are searching for an organized, efficient, responsive, and self-motivated DevOps Engineer to support our teams across R&D.  These teams collaboratively build & maintain a production-scale synthetic biology pipeline that generates terabytes of data per week from hundreds of scientific instruments, ultimately in service of manufacturing high-impact, renewable materials in health & nutrition, clean beauty, and flavors & fragrances.  From hacking directly on DNA in the lab to full-scale factory production, every aspect of our work is facilitated and accelerated by software and hardware automation. Our databases, algorithms, and web applications integrate the activities of scientists, engineers, and industrial robots to enable the rapid optimization of genetic designs and laboratory processes. The DevOps engineer will facilitate and support the entire software development life-cycle, including the underlying processes.



  • Research new software & hardware technologies that will improve developers’ efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement highly scalable applications generating terabytes of data each week from hundreds of scientific instruments.
  • Integrate infrastructure builds with automated application deployment processes.
  • Understand the full stack interoperability of the application suite and its dependencies
  • Assist and participate in optimization, automation and consolidation projects of the application stack
  • Scale application stacks from on-premise to the cloud and vice versa
  • Templatize application stack topologies
  • Analyze, design, evaluate, and test automation scripts and systems.
  • Develop, design and implement procedural and operational workflows
  • Serve as a subject matter expert/technical lead and escalation point of the DevOps program
  • Support software development lifecycle for a team of ~30 software engineers and bioinformaticians.


  • B.S. plus 10+ years in infrastructure and/or application development; or M.S. plus 8 years of DevOps experience in a Linux environment
  • 8+ years Linux administration: experience building & supporting Linux environments
  • 6+ years Microsoft stack (Windows desktop, Windows Server) administration with Powershell preferred
  • 6+ years working knowledge of agile methodologies including scrum
  • Advanced knowledge of programming in R/Python/Javascript/HTML/CSS
  • Advanced knowledge of infrastructure architecture, implementation and operations
  • Advanced knowledge relational database experience (Postgres, MS SQL, etc)
  • Strong knowledge of industry leading configuration management tools and methods (Salt, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc)
  • Advanced knowledge of Devops deployment tools
  • Experience working within an ITIL, Agile, lean or other operational and lifecycle framework environments
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS and Microsoft Azure is required)
  • Advanced experience in containerization is required. Advanced skill in Docker is preferred.
  • Advanced experience with source control, deployment and continuous integration tools/environments including Git/Github, Jenkins, Linux package management (CI/CD)
  • Strong Experience with at least one of the following cloud platforms is required, AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Strong Experience with system integration
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to debug & troubleshoot
  • TCP/IP and networking knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Embrace Amyris Core Values
  • Adherence to Amyris Safety Policies and Procedures

Amyris, a leader in industrial synthetic biology, uses its innovative bioscience solutions to achieve renewable products by converting plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules. Amyris’ molecules are used in wide range of specialty & performance chemicals, flavors & fragrances and in applications ranging from cosmetics to biofuels. Learn more at

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Amyris is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Amyris complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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