Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

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Sr. DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Company Description

DNAnexus is a leading provider of secure, scalable, and intuitive biomedical data analysis software and bioinformatics applications for the life sciences and healthcare communities. The company actively manages and supports more than 80 petabytes of complex genomic, multi-omic, and clinical datasets on behalf of a growing network of collaborations with large-scale biobanks, as well as leading pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostic, academic research, and government organizations. Over 40,000 scientists across 48 countries are now using the highly collaborative, cloud-based, end-to-end platform to gain data-driven insights that can advance scientific discovery, accelerate precision medicine, and improve patient care.

Job Description

You are a DevOps engineer who would like to help accelerate the pace of genomics and disease research, you desire to be challenged each and every day, and you enjoy working with brilliant people to deliver innovative solutions such as precisionFDA and the UK Biobank Platform (note that UK Biobank is not your usual bank). You want to apply your skills to make the world a better place. You have real-world experience maintaining and improving cloud-based solutions that delight users or someone who is less experienced but eager to learn new things. You are ideally an expert with real world experience managing cloud-based solutions, but also with a desire to learn new things. You are familiar with Linux administration, Bash and AWS. You also have a decent knowledge of monitoring and logging systems. You like working with smart customers to solve complex problems that matter.

Who We’re Looking For?

  • Do you live and breathe DevOps and stay up to date with new developments?
  • Are you a solid SW Engineer with interest in AWS or Azure clouds?
  • Do you like tackling tech debt?
  • Are you excited about expressing infrastructure as code?
  • Do you enjoy turning complexity into clarity with metrics and data visualization

Then come work with us! We are looking for new colleagues to help us with Infrastructure as code, more automation but also with management of the current platform.

What will you do?

  • Help with high availability and scalability of our large-scale cloud system (we run thousands of servers mostly in AWS)
  • Help us with migrating to industry standard tooling
  • Push automation whenever possible
  • Maintain and upgrade our current cloud infrastructure
  • Improving security of our platform
  • Make recommendations on how to improve our platform and workflow

What technologies and tools you will meet:

  • AWS (lots of services such as EC2, S3, RDS, Route53, SQS, etc.) and Azure
  • Terraform
  • Packer
  • Docker
  • MongoDB
  • Python + Bash
  • Chef
  • Prometheus + Grafana
  • Splunk
  • GitHub Actions


What we want you to know:

  • Must be capable of writing clean, well-structured code in a high-level programming language such as Python, Node.js, etc.
  • Skilled in writing and maintaining complex bash scripts
  • Linux Server system administration experience in a large-scale cloud-based environment. AWS preferred
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tool (Terraform, CDK,...)
  • Familiarity with Docker and container orchestration solutions such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, etc.
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science or related field or applicable experience
  • How to work closely with a team and collaborate effectively
  • Excellent time management and communication skills

Additional Information

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, with over 220 team members across the United States and Europe, DNAnexus is experiencing rapid growth and market adoption. With the support of leading investors including Google Ventures and Blackstone, and trusted by hundreds of the world's biomedical leaders, the company is at the innovative forefront with our precision health data cloud to drive scientific breakthroughs. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply today!

DNAnexus will provide the necessary support to enable the ideal candidate to work remotely within the Czech Republic.