Data Engineer

Twist BioScience
Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Description

We are looking for a Data Engineer that will help collect, store, process, and protect our data. The primary focus will be on choosing optimal solutions to use for these purposes, then implementing, maintaining, and monitoring them. You will also be responsible for setting up data streams, ensuring data quality, and making datasets available to users.


  • Design, select, build, and maintain scalable data management systems
  • Implement ETL processes
  • Convert prototype scripts into production code, and collaborate in their deployment
  • Monitor and improve data quality, integrity, and reliability, and advise any necessary infrastructure changes
  • Identify and implement opportunities for data acquisition
  • Employ a variety of languages and tools (e.g. scripting languages) to marry systems together
  • Define and enforce data retention policies
  • Install and update disaster recovery procedures
  • Collaborate with users to make data available on an ad-hoc basis
  • 4+ years experience in pharma/biotech, or experience with biology/chemistry data 
  • Bachelors or Masters in engineering or relatedPython programming
  • Experience in pharma/biotech, or experience with biology/chemistry data
  • Database architectures
  • Relational databases (Postgres)
  • NoSQL-based technologies (MongoDB)
  • Cloud storage infrastructures
  • ETL processes
  • Proficient in distributed computing principles
  • Highly organized, attentive, and pragmatic.
  • Must be comfortable working in a company environment with rapidly evolving needs, responsibilities and expectations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Respectful and open to others’ views; contribute to building an awesome workplace.

Preferred Skills:

  • Exposure to molecular biology is highly desirable
  • Collaboration with biologists, chemists, or hardware engineers to organize data collection
How to Apply
About Our Organization

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 10,000-well high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, 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 is an equal opportunity employer.

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