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About Us:

SelfDecode is a well-funded biotech startup in the personalized health space. We build software to help interpret peoples’ genetics, lab tests, and symptoms in order to give personalized health recommendations. Our primary goal is to give people the tools they need to live a healthier and better life.

  • We are a flat organization and prioritize efficiency.
  • We work as a team and every input and suggestion is taken into account, no matter who it comes from.
  • We thrive on open communication and dedication.
  • We are a meritocracy and people who show good abilities or skills can move up in the organization fast, get raises, etc…
  • We expect people to work full-time without side gigs.
  • We expect the applicant to have a long-term relationship with our company.
  • We expect the applicant to be proactive and autonomous.
  • We do not micromanage.
  • Dishonesty is not tolerated at all, and we thrive on trust.

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Senior DevOps Engineer to join a fast-growing, innovative biotechnology company. As a DevOps Engineer, you will play a vital role in the delivery of infrastructure, security, CI/CD, and internal tooling services to meet the needs of the business developed in consultation with our research scientists, computational biologists, front-end, and back-end teams.

The Role Is: 

  • Full-time
  • Fully remote
  • No agencies
  • Euro hours
  • Salary: From $75k – $135k per year, in accordance with abilities, skills, experience, level of English proficiency, and location. Equity is also available.


  • Consulting with management on the operational requirements of software solutions.
  • Effectively communicating with multiple teams, departments, and management representatives.
  • Contributing expertise on information system options, risk, and operational impact.
  • Developing interface simulators and designing automated module deployments.
  • Completing code and script updates, as well as resolving product implementation errors.
  • Overseeing routine maintenance procedures and performing diagnostic tests.
  • Documenting processes and monitoring performance metrics.
  • Conforming to best practices in network administration and cybersecurity.
  • Developing and delivering on OKRs and/or KPIs.

Required Skills & Experience: 

  • At least 4 years experience in DevOps, SysOps, or related roles.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • General understanding of the technologies involved in our projects:
    • AWS
    • Containerized applications
    • Infrastructure as code
    • CI/CD
    • Microservices architecture


  • Knowledge of cloud-based security and privacy best practices.
  • HIPAA, GDPR, and other relevant compliance experience.
  • Python, React, Docker and/or Terraform, AWS CloudFormation.
  • Security / Networking / Development.
  • ITIL / IT management best practices.
  • Startup experience.
  • Managing penetration testing, response, and mitigation.

Your Time Zone:

  • Any

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Hiring Process:

Our typical hiring process looks like this:

  • Screening tests & questionnaires
  • Interview & resume vetting
  • Test task

Our hiring process is heavily focused on screening tests instead of interviews. So instead of three to five interviews that are typical for many companies, we typically just have the screening tests and two interviews.


The screening tests help us predict if you are able to solve complex problems and reason well. You will be prompted to take our screening tests as soon as you fill out the questionnaire.


The way the tests are designed is that each stage has a disqualification so that if you don't pass, you can't progress to the next stage.


We do not consider applicants who don't pass our screening tests, so please be sure to make it to the end.


You cannot take a break mid-test, but you can take a break in between tests and come back.


  • Devops Experience (±1 min)
  • Git Test (±5 min)
  • AWS Test (±5 min)
  • Logic Puzzle (±20 min)
  • Logic Puzzle 2 (±25 min)
  • Logic Passages (±20 min)
  • Logic Passages 2 (±25 min)

In total, this should take a little over 90 minutes to complete. These tests replace one to two interviews that would otherwise take place. Also, keep in mind that most people get kicked out early as a result of failing one of the tests.


Anyone who does well on these tests and has the proper experience detailed in this job post will get an email within a few days to book a technical interview.


If you're up for the challenge, then we invite you to apply!



If you have any questions, you can email us at


Note: Please complete the application and pre-screening within one week of starting.