DevOps Engineer in Barcelona

Seqera Labs

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Job Description

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 expanding our DevOps team to accommodate the rapid expansion of our Engineering department. As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you’ll be instrumental in not only shaping our infrastructure but also defining the future of engineering enablement within the company. You’ll do the usual DevOps things, ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of our systems.

Collaborating closely with our engineering and support teams, you'll streamline development processes, optimize deployment pipelines, and fortify our continuous integration and delivery practices. Your role will encompass managing our cloud infrastructure, enhancing our observability capabilities, simplifying security protocols, and driving automation initiatives.

We're seeking a talented individual who excels in dynamic environments, relishes new challenges, and is deeply committed to helping engineers do their best work with amazing tooling.

What You'll Do

  • Design, implement, and manage cloud-based infrastructure on AWS.

  • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines to automate software deployment, testing, and release processes.

  • Enable our software engineers to independently develop, release and maintain software via close collaboration with and education of the engineering team.

  • Implement and maintain monitoring, logging, and alerting systems to ensure the reliability and performance of our applications and services.

  • Automate infrastructure provisioning and configuration management using Terraform and related tools.

  • Evaluate, recommend, and lead implementation of new tools and technologies to improve efficiency, scalability, and security.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure-related issues in production and non-production environments.

  • Mentor junior team members and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

About you

  • You have proven experience in designing and implementing cloud solutions, preferably in AWS/Azure/GCP (nice to have: at least 2 out of 3).

  • You know a lot about Linux and are capable of working with bash.

  • You’re really very good with Docker and general container concepts and its toolset ecosystem.

  • You are an expert when it comes to Infrastructure As Code, CI/CD, and other modern tooling to accelerate engineering processes. You’re proficient in tooling for these (such as Terraform, CloudFormation, etc.) and have experience working with them in an enterprise setting.

  • You are proficient in Monitoring and observability tooling and techniques across a broad swath of concerns including security, performance, networking and provenance.

  • You are a fast learner and are able to navigate across multiple functions and complex systems.

  • You are able to work both independently and as part of a team. You strive to drive collaboration, and decision making and have deep opinions on platform design.

  • Strong proficiency in one or more programming/scripting languages, with the ability to mentor others on best practices.

  • You have experience in identifying and responding to complex incidents, including issues that may relate to customer infrastructure.

Nice to have:

  • Product development life cycle and tools that allow engineers to build cool stuff faster and more easily.

  • Cloud networking minutiae: designing and implementing network architectures in cloud environments, hybrid network environments, facility with Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Virtual Network (VNets), and load balancing

  • Cloud security, especially for AWS( IAM, secure configuration of services, AWS Cloudtrail, SCP’s, AWS Org, Config etc.)

  • Life in a rapidly growing startup, stories about the struggles you’ve seen during rapid growth, and solutions you’ve helped craft for them.

  • Working with open source communities, extra points if you’ve helped commercialise an OSS project.

  • Technical writing, and the ability to explain complex topics in simple terms.

  • Understanding the whole solution, not just the technology, evaluate tradeoffs, and communicate decisions to colleagues with a variety of backgrounds.

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: 23 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

  • Private life insurance

  • Home office allowance (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.


About Seqera Labs

  • Data Analysis

  • Barcelona, Spain

  • 11-50

  • 2018


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