Senior DevOps Engineer

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

This is an amazing opportunity to positively impact the development and deployment environment of a high-growth, high-potential B2B e-commerce marketplace that is focused on the life sciences market. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving ZAGENO’s development and deployment environment and taking it to the next level for high velocity, high-quality releases, and updates. The successful individual will have a proven ability to collaborate with engineering and development leaders in deploying development and production environments, which can evolve and adapt to changes in a global business environment.  This person will inherit established processes, find opportunities for improvement and drive updates via process, tools, and automation changes to remove toil across the organization and environment.

In this role you will:
  • Support all aspects of development and release pipelines and associated tools/capabilities, including providing tools/solutions as services to the development team per agreed upon SLA’s.
  • Drive improvements to inplace integration solutions (ex: Jenkins, Google CI, AWS CodePipeline) alongside debugging known issues. 
  • Use configuration management and deployment solutions (Ansible, Terraform) to improve Infrastructure as Code use across the ZAGENO environment.
  • Use best practices for deployment and operations of monitoring and observability solutions.
  • Developing automation and deployment of infrastructure as code tools along with scripts necessary for the configuration, deployment and operation of the ZAGENO deployment pipeline.
  • Provide engineering development support for a distributed microservices / container-based B2B SaaS platform environment.
  • Producing deployment, configuration, implementation documentation.

About You

  • A computer science degree or a similar discipline 
  • 5 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, application development, or operations.
  • Deep experience with AWS and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)infrastructure tools and experience with cloud infrastructure management and automation technologies.  
  • Experience with Enterprise Docker/Kubernetes container orchestration solutions and data streaming such as Kafka.
  • Excellent programming skills and experience, using Python, Java, C/C++, Ruby, and JavaScript, JSON for scripting, monitoring and automation.
  • Demonstrable software infrastructure & configuration management experience using technologies such as: DataDog/Splunk, JIRA, Git repositories, Red Hat Ansible/AWX, Terraform (Cloud or CLI), Jenkins, Spinnaker. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Structured thinking.
  • Experience in coordinating cross-functional work teams up to task completion.

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