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Automation Applications Engineer
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
  • MS or PhD in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or related fields, or equivalent years of experience
  • Practical experience with Biological laboratory operations and workflows
  • Strong communication skills and ability to cross collaborate with diverse scientific teams
  • Strong presentation, training and documentation skills
  • Made use of at least one major programming language, e.g. Python, C#, C/C++, or Java (including best practices for developing and maintaining the code base)
  • Coordinate with Automation, software and scientific teams to design, deploy and validate new capabilities and lab automation solutions
  • Coordinate communications with Ginkgo Automation stakeholders, partners and vendors
  • Coordinate with stakeholder teams to perform design reviews and make decisions
  • Set and manage project milestones
  • Work with scientists to translate biological protocols into Ginkgo's custom intent software languages
  • Develop automated experimental workflows for genetic engineering processes, strain cultivation, sample preparation, and multi-omics analysis
  • Write software for custom Ginkgo Foundry operations portal services including protocol definition and data processing services
  • Work with software engineers to address user feature requests
  • Provide technical support to scientific teams
  • Perform technical assessments on new tools and technologies and present to engineering and scientific teams
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with scientists or relevant field customers and providing engineering solutions to solve Bioengineering challenges
  • Experience with laboratory automation systems and automated workflow design
  • Practical experience with high-throughput biological processes
  • Experience with workflow automation software and schedulers
  • Experience with performing technical assessment of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Experience working with coding standards, best software practices, version control and code review, unit testing
  • Professional project management experience
  • Experience with “design of experiment” (DoE)
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects at the same time
Ginkgo Bioworks

501-1,000 employees

Biological engineering products developer
Company Overview
Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission is to make biology easier to engineer. The company designs custom microorganisms for customers across multiple industries.
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Comprehensive health and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible work options
  • Commuter benefits
  • State-of-the-art labs, work spaces, and conference rooms
  • Competitive 401K contribution
Company Core Values
  • Fostering a diverse & inclusive environment
  • Promoting individual growth & career development
  • Encouraging creativity & innovation
  • Celebrating passion & drive
  • Keeping Ginkgo weird
  • Caring how our platform is used