Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, & redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe's growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, & more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing & building new organisms. Today, our foundry is developing over 40 different organisms to make different products across multiple industries.
Specific Role Description
Ginkgo's Design Team is a group of computational biologists tasked with making genetic design more predictable & robust. Design consists of three sub-teams that focus on distinct areas: enzymes, genes & pathways, & mammalian computational biology. This role establishes a fourth sub-team, Infrastructure & Modernization (I&M), with the mission of building Design scalably & sustainably via improvements to its technology foundation. Concretely, the I&M Group Lead will set vision & strategy for Design's compute infrastructure & core software; establish best practices & create infrastructure for scientific computing, software development, data modeling, & data management; & assume technical leadership over Design's core software stack. In this highly collaborative role, successful candidates would be able to serve as translation layers between computational biologists, software engineers, devdata scientists, & product managers.