Senior Dev Ops Engineer: Python, Go, Kubernetes, Life Sciences

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Redwood City, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.SEP.2021
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Company Description Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its p...


Company Description

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence and early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

Job Description

Position Summary:

This is a Site Reliability Engineering team embedded within the bioinformatics department - you will be responsible for the software that is used in the clinical laboratory to process patient samples and analyze their genomic profiles, finding the right treatment options for cancer patients based on a simple blood draw. You will participate in a small team following agile methodology. Your role would be to architect, implement and support Kubernetes in production environments processing large amounts of patient genomic data.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

You will have the responsibility to influence the designs of Guardant Health's compute infrastructure products and build self-healing capabilities into them.

  • You will focus on improving the in-house workflows and leverage Kubernetes to maximize performance.
  • Design, build and deploy software features for the product that increase reliability, availability and performance.
  • Support and improve the CI/CD infrastructure.
  • Genomic Data is core of our work and you will contribute towards maximizing its availability and usage (Big Data analysis and Data engineering)
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions, create and maintain a highly productive and motivating work environment.
  • Participate in on-call rotation in support of critical products.
  • Provide written documentation and specifications.


6+ years' experience developing software in production environment

Experience Developing Scalable Applications In The Kubernetes Ecosystem.

Experience with CI/CD environments using tools like Jenkins, ArgoCD and Ansible.

Experienced In Python And Knowledge Of Golang.

Experienced with RESTful interfaces and architecture.

Thoughtful with system designs and Architecture.

Proficient communicator with great written and verbal fluency in English

Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision

Dedicated to making a difference in a rapid-paced environment.

Education: BS, MS preferred, in computer science, computational biology, or related field.

Additional Information

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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