Senior DevOps Architect

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

Our Senior DevOps Architect owns the quality of ZAGENO’s DevOps architecture and design and plays a leading role in maturing our set of tools to deploy, maintain and monitor ZAGENO’s industry leading marketplace.  
In this role you will:
  • Impact all aspects of DevOps including development, QA, and automation
  • Define a clear technology infrastructure strategy to support ZAGENO’s platform
  • Ensure delivery of a clear technical roadmap for our platform in order to support business requirements defined by Product
  • Assist team members with building, hosting, and deploying cloud-based applications
  • Collaborate with team members to define the architecture and optimize performance
  • Share and ensure adoption of best practices in terms of Infrastructure, Continuous Delivery and Integration, Deployment, and Test Automation
  • Own all infrastructure and development operations for the team and ensure all work meets user requirements, is delivered on time to quality standards
  • Play an active role in the continuous improvement of quality processes and standards to ensure the organization provides an efficient and cost-effective solution that supports an iterative development methodology

Our Techstack:
  • Jenkins and Kubernetes for CI and CD
  • DataDog and Elasticsearch for monitoring
  • Google Cloud as a cloud platform
  • Implementing infrastructure as a code
  • A large scale python environment, deployment and testing
  • Automation (python + shell scripts) is key to qualitatively scaling the team
  • Store, perform queries and reports, and manage big data to different data sources (BigQuery, Elasticsearch, Postgres, our data warehouse)
  • Python, Postgres, ElasticSearch, Django, Redis, Less CSS, and a super minimal JS library (a usable backend trumps a shiny frontend)

About You

  • Substantial experience with automating deployment, scaling, management of containerized applications, ideally with hands-on experience with kubernetes
  • Strong passion for infrastructure as a code, associated automation, and provisioning tools
  • Proven experience with delivering high performance, highly available applications and infrastructure
  • Strong agile development background in a cross-functional environment, preferably in a scale-up
  • A certification such as Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect, Google Cloud Professional Engineer or related AWS Certified Solutions Architect / DevOps or Microsoft Azure Architect would also be great

Our Benefits

  • Working for a mission driven business with a meaningful challenge making a positive impact on the scientific community
  •  A clear growth perspective
  • A professional and dynamic team with a global vision and mindset
  • An exciting, international working environment (we have 45 nationalities!)
  • Competitive compensation
  • A learning and development budget to enable your ambitions to grow 
  • Health benefits - medical, dental, and vision
  • 401K with company match
  • 4 weeks of vacation annually 
  • Commuting and Fitness Benefits
  • A budget to improve your home office environment