Senior DevOps Engineer

Hayward, California
Jun 09, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Locations: Hayward, California | Brisbane, California


The Senior DevOps Engineer, reporting to the Associate Director – IT, will transform the infrastructure which undergirds our next-generation computational drug discovery and development platform and can quickly come up to speed on our existing cloud technology, working with stakeholders - primarily engineers and data scientists - to dramatically improve our R&D infrastructure. Success in this role will enable engineers and scientists of all stripes to build tools, services, products, dashboards, and models reliably, and safely, which will further accelerate our ability to quickly and cost effectively discover, develop, and deliver life changing drugs to save lives.


  • Design, implement, scale, and secure services using innovative solutions
  • Execute projects with automation mindset, infrastructure-as-code & at scale deployment
  • Automate where possible, implement and improve processes where necessary
  • Collaborate closely with software and data science teams, and with other business stakeholders
  • Proactively monitor and improve infrastructure stack(s) with proper prioritization and collaboration
  • Understand how to code automated infrastructure in a "cloud native" architecture
  • Take on a broad set of no-frills infrastructure tasks, from Linux server administration to cloud resource provisioning, to application monitoring
  • Partner with the SecOps team to develop a strategy to monitor active or emerging threats and vulnerabilities
  • Perform routine audits of the infrastructure and build a resolution plan around any deficiencies/areas for improvement
  • Participate in on-call rotation, respond to alerts, troubleshoot, and resolve problems


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field OR High School Diploma/GED or higher from an accredited institution and 10+ years’ experience in automation and deployment 
  • 5+ years’ experience with DevOps required; within bioinformatics and pipeline efforts preferred
  • High level of proficiency with AWS, specifically S3, EC2, IAM, Lambda, CloudFormation, etc.; Azure a plus
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts such as AWS VPC, VPN, DNS, etc. and troubleshooting
  • Rich experience with Unix/Linux system administration, preferably Red Hat Enterprise or CentOS
  • Experience with configuration and orchestration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, Salt, Puppet, or equivalent.
  • Experience with platform, application, network performance monitoring and alerting tools such as New Relic, Splunk, Dynatrace or equivalent
  • Experience in CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Terraform, etc., and container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Solid understanding with a scripting language such as Bash, Python, PowerShell a plus
  • Strong comprehension of continuous integration and continuous deployment methodologies, tools, and software version control systems, with tools such as Git, Mercurial, Cloud Formation, Terraform or equivalent
  • Experience administering Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket and complementary technologies desired