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Senior Software Engineer - DevOps & Bioinformatics

Department: Software
Office or Remote: Remote
Business Unit: Pandemic Response Lab (PRL)

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer, DevOps
Reports to: Director of Software

Location: Remote*
*Must reside in one of the following states:  CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, OR,PA, TX,UT,VA, WA or Washington DC

About Us
Opentrons Labworks, Inc., is a disruptive life science company leveraging its integrated lab platform to supercharge the pace of innovation in research and healthcare. Through our business unit, Opentrons Robotics, thousands of institutions are automating R&D operations with flexible, easy-to-use lab robots. Health systems across the US rely on our Pandemic Response Lab (PRL) to deliver high-throughput and affordable molecular diagnostic testing. And through recent acquisitions Neochromosome and Zenith AI, biopharma can benefit from our world-class genome-scale cell engineering solutions. 

We provide excellent benefits, competitive compensation, equity packages, and opportunities for growth. If you are looking for your next exciting opportunity, come join us!


  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance for employees and their families

  • Paid Vacation, Parental and Sick Leave

  • Generous Stock options

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Long-term and short-term Life & Disability insurance

  • And much more!

About the Role
The software team is a key partner in achieving the success of our lofty mission: delivering fast and accurate diagnostic test results. Each member of the team will contribute to building, optimizing, and shipping crucial updates that increase the effectiveness of our laboratory operation.

We are looking for someone who can step in as a leader on the software teams. In addition to partnering with stakeholders on requirements and delivery timelines, they will collaborate with internal users on solutions that strike a healthy balance of flexibility without unnecessary complexity. The ideal candidate has strong opinions (loosely held) about the architecture, design, and approach to building modern, maintainable software solutions, and is eager to deliver those solutions in a mission-critical clinical environment. 

The Sr. DevOps Engineer reports to the Director of Software, PRL.


Duties / Responsibilities

  • Develop performant and reliable software infrastructure that will enable our users to efficiently execute scientific workflows.

  • Take primary responsibility for developing and maintaining software infrastructure. 

  • Review code contributions from members of the team and establish an effective development / deployment workflow.

  • Proactively help unblock teammates.

  • Communicate across departments and manage stakeholder needs.

  • Help triage and solve tricky bugs when teammates need assistance.

  • Collaboratively plan for and build toward long-term goals, including architectural and other design decisions that will have wide-reaching impact.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience developing or supporting software in customer-facing applications (ideally in mission-critical, regulated environments).

  • Experience building and maintaining deployment pipelines into  cloud environments, especially AWS.

  • Strong software engineering skills and fundamentals.

  • Excitement to work in a small, multi-disciplinary team.

  • Experience writing well-tested, resilient applications.

  • Interest in biology and an eagerness to learn.

Extra Qualifications:

  • Experience with bioinformatics pipelines (specifically NextFlow)

  • Experience with Terraform, AWS, Docker, and Github.

  • Experience with Node, JavaScript, TypeScript, and/or Vue.

  • Biology and/or wet lab experience.


Opentrons is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.






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