Automation SW Engineer

Twist BioScience
Job Location
455 Mission Bay Boulevard South
San Francisco,, CA 94158
Job Description

Programmable DNA, the software of Life, is finally here! Twist Bioscience is developing a disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world, enabling widespread health and sustainability. Synthetic biologists will use our products to engineer how organisms produce cures to diseases, everyday chemicals are made using the atmosphere as the carbon source, plants make their own fertilizers, in-vivo diagnostics will alert us when we are sick, and many more applications.

The primary function of the Automation SW Engineer is to maintain the software on all production instruments in a fast paced DNA synthesis environment. The engineer would test production instruments for daily, weekly, and monthly quality metrics, maintain documentation of such tests, troubleshoot, perform general, routine and preventative maintenance on all equipment and schedule service calls as needed. The engineer will be responsible for maintaining both in-house developed software as well as software procured from external vendors.  The ideal candidate would be self-motivated and perform other production duties as required.

As an Automation SW Engineer at Twist, you will be working on essential systems that drive our business. You will have a significant impact throughout the company and your passion will be quickly felt and recognized.



Required skills or experience

  • B.S. in Engineering, life sciences or related field & 5+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Extensive experience in object oriented programming.
  • Extensive experience with hardware/software integration.
  • Experience with cross-platform robotic and automation development.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems design and operation.
  • Experience with imaging systems, image analysis and machine vision system

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with robotic scheduling software, maintaining databases and LIMS integration is a huge plus.
  • Experience in a manufacturing, medical device and biotechnology environment.
  • Expert in designing and writing scripts using control software native to liquid handling instruments.
  • Experience with computational modeling, scientific programming and data analysis (Python, Matlab, R, Tableau)
How to Apply
About Our Organization

About Twist Bioscience


At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. Our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at


Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.


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