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Ginkgo Bioworks // expanding the role of biology
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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.

Because it touches nearly every part of the foundry, the Automation Team is integral to Ginkgo's vision for the future, & we interface directly with Ginkgo's scientists, engineers, & digital technologies teams at every stage of development.  We are designing, building, testing, & deploying the processes, software, hardware, digital infrastructure, & data & metric collection systems required to scale (and improve!) biological workflows using our fleet of robotic systems.

As an Automation Software Engineer, you'll be working on Agile teams hand in hand with biologists, hardware engineers, software developers, & other engineers to co-develop the software infrastructure that underpins the Foundry.  

Our tech stacks include Python, Scala, Docker, REST, ROS 2, Postgres, & customized AWS cloud infrastructure offerings alongside other modern tools & frameworks.  Software development on the automation team is varied, with some engineers working on building out the AWS-based infrastructure needed to scalably integrate our vast number of robotic systems into Ginkgo's custom data infrastructure, others working on translating biological processes & intent into schedulable workflows, & others working on device driver development, image processing & analysis, & device orchestration systems.  We are looking to hire engineers with a desire to learn & grow in any of the above skill sets (and beyond)!

To learn more about automation engineering at Ginkgo, take a look at this blog post:  Day in the Life: Kristen.  To learn more about software & digital technology development at Ginkgo, check out GinkgoBits on Twitter, or read our blog.
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