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Senior Automation Engineer
Posted on 12/21/2022
Dorchester, Boston, MA, USA
Experience Level
  • Develop and code review software to drive operation of laboratory instruments and robotics including using best practices for developing and maintaining the codebase
  • Developing automated experimental workflows for genetic engineering processes, strain cultivation, sample preparation, and multi-omics analysis
  • Writing software for data acquisition, retrieval, and processing
  • Collaborating with biologists on automation equipment operation
  • Designing and building integrated automation infrastructure, including work cells for executing high-throughput processes, as well as flexible distributed automation tooling
  • Training automation users on workflows and best practices
  • Validating and QC'ing automated protocols
  • Mentoring junior automation engineers
Desired Qualifications
  • MS or PhD in engineering or equivalent experience in addition to industry experience
  • Experience in software development with an interest in laboratory automation
  • Comfortable with at least one major programming language, e.g. Python, C#, C/C++, or Java (familiarity with multiple is a plus, experience maintaining large codebases is a plus)
  • Experience with Automated Liquid Handlers
  • Experience with “design of experiment” (DoE)
  • Experience with laboratory automation systems and experimental workflow development
  • Practical knowledge of high-throughput biological processes
  • Experience in hardware development, integration, and testing
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