Devops Engineer (all gender)

About us

ZAGENO was founded in 2015, ZAGENO is eliminating bottlenecks to breakthrough science and research through curated connections linking scientists and their institutions’ procurement offices with leading life science vendors. World-renowned academic and government research facilities, global pharmaceutical companies, and biotechs large and small are already users of our unique online biotech marketplace, currently comprising more than three million products.

What do we do?

  1. We help scientists choose the optimal laboratory kits and materials for each unique experiment setup.
  2. We make purchasing transactions more efficient for both buyers and sellers.
  3. For our vendor partners, we provide a valuable, expanded sales channel.
Our growing ZAGENO team of 60 in Cambridge, USA, and Berlin, Germany, includes experts in science, e-commerce, systems integration, and customer support to enable smarter, faster processes — allowing more time and resources for value-added science and better research results. Find out more on

About the Role

We are on the lookout for a Devops Engineer. If you have a passion for technology, get things done and own what you build, question the status quo, who likes to work in an interdisciplinary role, then look no further!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with CI and CD using tools like Jenkins and Kubernetes
  • Work with monitoring tools like DataDog and Elasticsearch
  • Work with cloud platforms (Google Cloud experience is a plus)
  • Implement infrastructure as a code
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team
Some of the things you will experience and work with:
  • Large scale python environment, deployment, and testing
  • Automation (python + shell scripts) as key to qualitatively scaling our team
  • A continuous delivery infrastructure on the cloud (Jenkins is our friend)
  • How to store, perform queries & reports, and manage big data on/to different data sources ( BigQuery, ElasticSearch, Postgres, our data warehouse)
  • All of the technologies we use. While each of us focuses on specific areas, we help each other and learn from each other
Technologies & programming languages we use
  • Python 3.6, Postgres 9.6, ElasticSearch 5.3, Django 1.11, Redis 3.2, Less CSS, and a super minimal JS library (a usable backend trumps a shiny frontend).
  • For more info, please drop us a note.

About You

  • You are willing to work with a set of different technologies and tools
  • You are comfortable writing configurations for various tools
  • You are willing to learn new tools and tech and maybe even derive pleasure from it
  • You must have used cloud computing technologies professionally for the last 3 years
  • You understand the ins and outs of what you are talking about. You don't settle for "well it works now", but try to understand why it works or why it doesn't.
  • You can analyze, plan and execute product developments
You will find the team a great fit if:
  • You have an agile mindset willing to contribute to the team goals
  • You understand that trust (goes both ways) is key for a healthy professional relationship with both your team and lead
  • You are an honest and selfless player in a fair and selfless team. We will help you whenever you need it, and we would expect you to do the same with us. It's not about you. It's about all of us (all for 1 and 1 for all)
  • You bring your ideas to the table, and you stand your ground when you believe in them. But also, you give others the chance to discuss their ideas
  • You are excited about pushing forward for continuous improvement, scalability, and performance
  • Last, but not least, you are passionate and motivated about what you do and why you do it

Our Benefits

  • Your choice of hardware. Linux or OSX? (We stock mechanical keyboards and at least one of us has a non-POSIX shell installed.)
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • The opportunity to grow into your role and to develop a career within the company
  • Urban Sports
  • Monthly personal development budget