DevOps Engineer

Job Location
Mountain View, CA 94040

Some of the many perks employees enjoy include:

  • Full medical/dental/vision coverage
  • Daily catered lunches
  • Fully stocked assortment of snacks and beverages
  • Health Club reimbursement
  • No official vacation days, employees take time off as needed
  • Standing desks
  • Weekly happy hours
  • Casual dress
Job Description

DNAnexus customers are big advocates of open source technology. We provide a genomic sequencing PaaS hosted on the Amazon Web Services public cloud as a VPC. By utilizing the latest technologies and best practices, we are building scalable and flexible infrastructure on to which we are delivering our innovative solutions to the market.


  • Support application infrastructure to ensure the PaaS platform is optimized for performance and reliability
  • Maintain and enhance core or shared components of the product as well as internal tools
  • Provide architectural input for system design to improve scalability, reliability, and adaptability of infrastructure
  • Work closely with the software development team and other parts of the company to provide a robust, flexible, and scalable platform that enables both product development and new service offerings
  • Ensure processes adapt and evolve to reflect current and future best practices
  • Deploy and maintain system automation technologies to streamline operations
  • Manage incident response protocol and provide hands-on quarterbacking during major service interruptions
  • 5+ years Linux Server system administration experience in a large-scale, high-traffic, redundant, cloud-based PaaS/SaaS environment at a Public Cloud provider
  • Familiar with the challenges of maintaining the various layers of the web/application stack
  • Knowledgeable of operational practices including DevOps and agile
  • Familiar with modern web infrastructure technologies, virtualization, clustering, load-balancing and content delivery networks
  • Implemented and/or maintained system automation technologies (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc)
  • Experience with Open Source Web Servers (Apache, Nginx, etc.)
  • Experience with system and application performance measurement and troubleshooting tools
  • Networking knowledge (TCP/IP, firewall, load-balancing, etc.)
  • Scripting ability (Perl, Bash, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Know how to work closely with a team and collaborate effectively
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Have an insatiable appetite for technology

Desired skills and Experience

  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science or related field or applicable experience
  • Amazon EC2 experience
  • Experience in continuous integration systems and methodologies
  • Familiarity with ElasticSearch, Redis, MongoDB, Node, etc
About Our Organization

DNAnexus combines expertise in cloud computing and bioinformatics to create the global network for genomic medicine. DNAnexus provides security, scalability, and collaboration for organizations that are pursuing genomic-based approaches to health, in the clinic and in the research lab.

The DNAnexus team works directly with organizations to tackle some of the most challenging and exciting opportunities in human health, making it easier—and in many cases feasible—to work with genomic data. The future of human health is in genomics. DNAnexus brings it all together.

Based in Mountain View, California, DNAnexus is experiencing rapid growth and is searching for the best talent to join our team.  Key investors include Google Ventures, TPG Biotech, Wuxi NextCODE and Claremont Creek.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply today!

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