Senior DevOps Engineer

Barcelona / Engineering / Full-time

We are seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to build, deploy, operate, sustain, and grow a modern ecosystem of cloud-native applications based on Kubernetes. The systems team will drive the stability and sustainability of these next-generation systems and discover innovative ways to scale and operate them reliably as we expand.

By using your technical background, together with strong analytical skills, you will make us more efficient. We are looking for a team player who has expertise in conceptualizing and developing relevant assets and advanced industry understanding to keep us on the cutting edge.

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About the role

In this role, you will work with Systems and Software Engineers to create proactive engineering mechanisms that will enable your team to manage the health of a number of distributed specialised Linux server fleets and the software stacks that run on them. You will deploy and monitor the systems and automation to ensure that regional tooling is operating optimally. You will use trends and metrics to identify opportunities for improvements within existing frameworks, tools, and processes to continuously improve systems.

Our tech stack includes: Groovy/Java, Gradle, Docker, Kubernetes (EKS), Terraform, Go (Golang), Github Actions, Bash, Harbor. Plus we deploy in AWS (VPC, EC2, ECR, Batch).

Your mission will be:

  • Develops, codes, builds, installs, configures, and maintains DevOps solutions and system deployment automation scripts.
  • Participates in project planning meetings to share their knowledge of system options, risk, impact, and costs vs. benefits.
  • Deployment: Uses configuration management software to automatically deploy updates and fixes into the production environment.
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting: Performs routine application maintenance to ensure the production environment runs smoothly. Establish requirements and procedures.
  • Recommends performance enhancements by performing gap analysis, identifying alternative solutions, and assisting with modifications.
  • Systems analysis: Analyzes the technology currently being used and develops plans.
  • Enable successful roll-out of Nextflow and Nextflow Tower to customers, including sharing and developing relevant assets, conceptualizing and engaging during the roll-out of the roadmap.

About you. We are looking for someone with:

  • Top-notch experience with the Linux operating system. 
  • Consolidated experience with AWS cloud and, ideally, some Azure experience. 
  • Master AWS networking concepts and practice.
  • Consolidated experience with Docker toolset, Kubernetes (AWS EKS) management and administration.
  • Extended experience with AWS services like: EKS, Route53,  S3, EC2, VPC, AWS Batch, ECR, ECS, Lambda, Systems Manager, Security Hub, AWS Organizations, IAM, RDS, ElastiCache, EFS, FSx.
  • Solid automation experience with Go (Golang) and/or Python.
  • Strong experience with Infrastructure automation and IaC using Terraform.
  • Good knowledge of Github Actions and ArgoCD
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken).

Nice to have:

  • Used to work in a regulated environment.
  • Experience working with high-availability, distributed systems and services in a hosting environment including hardware, OS, storage, network, and database solutions.
  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, SSH, HTTP, TCP/IP, and other common network protocols.
  • Experience with database technology, both relational and NoSQL.
  • Experience in healthcare, life science, or other enterprise software, technology, or SaaS companies in similar fields.
  • Experience working in fast-paced startup environments.
  • Experience working with enterprise customers and stakeholders.

Your unique set of skills are:

  • Exceptional communication skills, highly organized, collaborative, and detail-oriented.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships.
  • Empathetic, positive attitude with a desire to help our customers reach their goals.
  • A builder – likes to be part of a core team that is building a new thing from scratch.
  • Strong analytical and prioritization skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities in the face of ambiguity

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.

What will you find working at Seqera Labs?

- Flexible working hours, and remote-friendly culture.

- International working environment with more than 10 nationalities.

- Passionate & talented team.

- Continuous skills development, including budget for training.

- 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, including private health insurance, mental health app subscription (Oliva), employee equity, and more to come.

About Seqera

At Seqera Labs we develop software that simplifies complex data analysis pipelines. These pipelines are used for the analysis of data like DNA sequences and fMRI in applications spanning research, agritech and the clinic. Our software enables scientists to create and securely deploy their data applications in the cloud or on traditional high-performance computing infrastructure.

We are the creators and the leading provider of the open-source workflow orchestration software: Nextflow. We connect data pipelines, cloud infrastructure and enable collaboration across life sciences, healthcare, imaging and machine learning. Nextflow is used by thousands of organizations of all sizes—from startups to large enterprises— to manage their data analysis and get results fast.

From personalized immunogenic vaccines to sequencing-based diagnostics, Seqera's customers are performing the most critical work on this planet. We believe in a future where scientific applications and massive datasets join forces to deliver incredible outcomes.

You should know

Seqera Labs 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.