Senior DevOps Engineer (remote, based in Europe)

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Senior DevOps Engineer (remote, based in Europe)

Job description

Please only apply if you are currently based in Europe

We are a venture-backed health tech startup supported by leading investors and scientists on a mission to improve the lives of 400 million people around the world who suffer from genetic diseases. The platform we have developed uses artificial intelligence and synthetic biology to decipher how changes in the DNA of humans lead to disease. Through this platform, we enable genetic testing labs to provide clear and fast diagnoses to more patients.

For this, we've gathered one of the best teams of experts in genomics, artificial intelligence, and business development. Our people aren't just part of a team, they're part of something bigger. As a community of creative thinkers and doers, we're paving the way for a new generation of genetic healthcare.

Your role

In our Software Engineering team, we are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer who will maintain, improve and operate our platform, tooling and infrastructure systems. Ideally, you have hands-on experience in running highly available, scalable and secure systems based on a cloud-native architecture on AWS. This role will closely collaborate in a cross-functional team with specialists across different engineering disciplines, as well as with our Machine Learning, Data Science and Product teams.

To reach millions of patients throughout the world, we need to further develop and enhance our platform performance and scalability.
We foster a flexible work environment and encourage applications from candidates that are either based in Berlin or would work remotely (within Europe) with a willingness to travel to Berlin occasionally. 

Job requirements


  • 5+ years of professional experience in Infrastructure and platform engineering

  • Extensive experience in managing Infrastructure as code and other provider configurations with Terraform

  • Proven track record of building and maintaining high availability systems within an AWS cloud-based environment

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in maintaining and building CI/CD pipelines, ideally with GitHub Actions

  • Deep knowledge in architecting and scaling a performant compute layer based on Docker, Lambda, ECS/EKS and event streams while ensuring that it operates smoothly by utilizing different alerting and monitoring solutions

  • Experience in building and maintaining services that use both relational and non-relational database solutions within AWS (DynamoDB, AWS Aurora, RDS etc…)

  • Previous experience in Backend development with Python

  • A profound understanding of agility vs technical debt and capability to take ownership of the Infrastructure and Platform operations

  • Having a DevOps mindset, knowledge of cyber security practices and a solid understanding of Linux-based systems

  • Following engineering best practices, having high-quality code standards and utilizing tools to ensure that these are constantly met. (using tools for automated testing, code quality scans, performance monitoring, error/exception reporting…)

  • Willingness to learn and openness to feedback


  • Experience with launching ready-to-market products, preferably within a start-up

  • Interest in customer and partner feedback and data collection to inform decisions and iteration

What we value in our team

Our team reflects the interdisciplinary collaboration required to solve this big challenge – ranging from software and data science to genetics and healthcare. We are a proudly diverse, international group of creative problem-solvers and humble learners who care about positively impacting society and are also aware of the trust placed in us. This is why we value transparency and kindness, taking ownership and we encourage your personal growth: 

  • Develop your personal skills and knowledge with resources like books and courses to learn continuously

  • Dynamic and flexible work environment that you can design (incl. remote work options)

  • Participate in our success with equity options

  • Possibility to grow with the company and influence our direction

  • Regular social activities: participate only if you feel like it

  • Additionally, we offer good coffee, a selection of healthy snacks and company-subsidized public transport in our Berlin office

We see diversity as a core feature of our team and we encourage you to apply especially if you are from an underrepresented group.