Developer Advocate

San Francisco / Community / FullTime

Seqera exists to make complex scientific data analysis accessible at any scale. Empowering scientists with modern software engineering for data analysis

We provide software for scientists solving today's most complex and important challenges from pioneering innovative therapeutics to unveiling the secrets of our universe. The journey began a decade ago with Nextflow — open software that helps over 100,000 global scientists analyze and process data, with more power and flexibility than ever before.

Today, Seqera consolidates fragmented data and diverse computing resources into a unified platform. Our modern biotech stack is trusted by over 150 leading life sciences organizations. Empowered with modern software engineering, organizations conduct science faster, on larger datasets, and with more confidence. Seqera accelerates discoveries in an open world.

Would you like to be a part of a company with a bigger purpose and make it successful with your own ideas? If yes, keep reading!

About the role

We’re looking for a Developer Advocate to help our Community Team nurture and grow the Nextflow community, with a focus on driving growth and engagement in the United States.

Our team’s mission is to empower scientists by giving them tools, leveling up their skills and helping them form a support network of peers and mentors that will help them be successful. We have tons of scientific and technical expertise, but at heart, we are educators and community organizers first. We are deeply collaborative, we think a lot about how to scale our efforts and develop strategic partnerships to increase our positive impact, and our success is ultimately measured by the success of the community we support.

What You'll Do

Engage and nurture the Nextflow community, serving as the main point of contact in your region and increasing active community participation

  • Engage and nurture the Nextflow community, serving as the main point of contact in your region and increasing active community participation.

  • Represent Seqera in regional conferences, meetups, and events, resulting in increased brand visibility and community engagement.

  • Organize and execute impactful community events, leading to a significant increase in participation and positive feedback.

  • Deliver compelling presentations and demos that effectively promote the technical merits of Nextflow, nf-core and other Seqera products, resulting in increased adoption and usage.

  • Develop training materials and conduct training sessions to increase technical fluency and self-sufficiency among community members.

  • Assist in providing timely and accurate technical support, resulting in a high satisfaction rate and a decrease in unresolved technical queries.

  • Stay informed about the latest developments in bioinformatics, genomics and related disciplines, resulting in the ability to engage deeply with the community at a scientific level.

  • Be the ‘voice of the community’ by providing feedback to internal teams at Seqera regarding e.g. usability and brand reputation and advocating for improvements that would benefit the community.

About you

  • Postgraduate degree in Biology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

  • Experience with Nextflow or major alternatives (e.g. Snakemake, CWL, WDL).

  • Experience delivering presentations and conducting training sessions.

  • Ability to articulate and promote technical concepts effectively.

  • Experience designing and executing projects as part of a small team.

  • Strong networking and relationship-building abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and drive initiatives

Nice to have:

  • Experience in open-source scientific software community engagement.

  • Experience with cloud technologies, containers, data studios, notebooks.

  • Strong understanding of the bioinformatics landscape.

  • Familiarity with key molecular biology concepts.

  • Familiarity with the nf-core community.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Seqera, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

What will you find working at Seqera?

  • Flexible working hours and remote-friendly culture.

  • International working environment with more than 25 nationalities.

  • Passionate & talented team.

  • Continuous skills development.

  • Team retreats and bonding activities.

  • A culture where your opinion is valued and your decisions have a real impact on the industry.

  • Excitement of a fast-growing startup in a constantly changing environment.

Great benefits

  • Time off: 20 days for vacations per year, 3 days given by Seqera in December of 2024, and the national/public holidays according to your location.

  • Equity

  • Private health insurance with United Healthcare, dental with Delta, and vision coverage from Vision Service Plan.

  • Private life insurance with Lincoln

  • Investment app with Vestwell (401K)

  • Home office equipment (valued over 1,000 USD)

  • Subscription to Oliva, Mental Health App

  • Learning and development budget per year (1,000 USD)

You should know

Seqera is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. However you identify or whatever your journey to this point, we welcome all candidates to apply for the position that inspires them. Come join us and help us build a global company that everyone is proud to be part of.

As we scale, we constantly improve our in-office and WFH environments and learn to help everyone have the best setup for our company's success and your personal development while always keeping the human touch in every aspect of our lives.

Why join us?

By learning from and with each other, we ensure our ability to drive innovation and make better decisions toward our mission. Most importantly, our culture provides a genuinely fun, inclusive, and challenging environment that will allow you to grow while making a huge difference in human health and beyond.