The Company

Dyno Therapeutics is reshaping the gene therapy landscape through AI-powered vectors. Through the application of our transformative technologies and strategic partnerships with leaders in gene therapy, we believe a future with life changing gene therapies for millions of people is within reach. 

Our team includes world-class molecular and synthetic biologists, protein engineers and gene therapy scientists working alongside software engineers, data scientists, and machine learning experts to transform the landscape of available gene therapy capsids. Dyno was named Startup of the Year in 2020 by Xconomy, Endpoints 11 in 2021, and one of America’s Best Startup in 2022 by Forbes

The Role

Head of Platform Engineering. Dyno’s software platform is at the heart of Dyno’s business, and your work as a part of this team can have a major impact on the future of gene therapy. Our team is responsible for establishing how Dyno leverages cloud compute and software infrastructure to execute cutting edge scientific and operational objectives.  We apply knowledge from industry leaders in the tech sector in creative and unique ways to build a high performing modern biotech research platform. Our team is looking for candidates with a diverse set of skills and experience, and a passion for working autonomously and learning things on the fly.

How You Will Contribute

As a Head of Platform Engineering, you will take the lead in architecting and developing our cloud infrastructure and building a team to support our platform. You will lead and collaborate with software engineers, ML Scientists, data scientists, and computational biologists to improve and own our cloud infrastructure. You will drive the company wide strategy for how we execute on our infrastructure goals..  


  • Define and implement strategy for how we  utilize cloud infrastructure at Dyno
  • Lead team through daily and quarterly planning
  • Curate and prioritize the team’s roadmap and backlog
  • Consult with Engineers and Scientists on how to properly leverage cloud technologies
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to solve engineering challenges
  • Improve our Continuous Integration/Delivery (CI/CD) system
  • Own communication security between software systems
  • Lead the identification and implementation of improvements to company wide software development processes
  • Assist in the development and direction of automated data pipelines
  • Keep up to date with the latest cloud and software infrastructure trends
  • Develop and maintain software best practices, including continuous integration, agile and test driven design

Who you are

  • Driven to understand business needs and spearhead infrastructure initiatives to support those needs
  • An engineering leader comfortable establishing an effective and inclusive team culture 
  • Excited by building cohesive teams and mentoring junior staff
  • Thoughtful & detail oriented 
  • Appreciate the opportunities at the intersections of engineering and biology

Basic qualifications

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related with 7+ years of cloud engineering experience in industry
  • Experience leading and building an engineering team
  • Expertise in Python and SQL
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms (GCP or AWS)
  • Kubernetes experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge within cloud security
  • Experience designing or maintaining complex software platforms
  • Experience deploying production systems in the cloud

Preferred qualifications

  • Fluent with software life-cycle best practices and devops
  • 10+ years of industry experience in software development, including database design, distributed computing and data pipelines
  • Experience with Kubernetes, distributed data processing, ETL, and SQL/relational database
  • Certifications with Cloud platforms (GCP or AWS)
  • Experience with NGS data and/or background in molecular biology
  • Work experience at a leading software company or early responsibility in software-driven startups

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

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