At Inceptive, we don't have titles. Instead of topic experts working in silos, we are building an antedisciplinary team where everyone is gaining deep knowledge outside of their traditional area of expertise. For this reason, we call ourselves Beginners.

At Inceptive, you will drive development forward that could help billions of people. To accomplish this, you will be part of a collaborative, antedisciplinary team building our biological software.

At Inceptive, we make heavy use of both on-site and cloud-based computing infrastructure including a wide range of advanced lab instruments. The data stored and processed by these machines is critical to our mission.

Your responsibilities will include ensuring our cloud infrastructure, lab instruments, and employee equipment are secure. You will protect our key assets while ensuring data is accessible across the company. You will work with all company functions to implement compliant, secure and efficient data management and access policies. Finally, you will contribute to our development processes to ensure we balance velocity and security.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

  • Embody our vision of an antedisciplinary environment and embrace learning about areas outside of your traditional area of expertise
  • Design, implement, and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and data assets
  • Regularly assess the security of our cloud infrastructure for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Guide security best practices during software development and deployment processes
  • Collaborate with the development team to ensure secure design practices are adhered to
  • Develop and implement anti-phishing strategies and technologies to protect company assets
  • Stay updated with the latest security trends, advisories, incidents, and mitigation techniques
  • Conduct training and awareness sessions to foster a security-conscious environment
  • Embody our vision of an antedisciplinary environment and embrace learning about areas outside of your traditional area of expertise
  • Collaborate with team members from diverse backgrounds to build innovative and scalable experiments to solve complex problems that span biology and computation


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, a related field, or comparable job experience
  • Proven experience in cloud security, preferably with platforms like Google Cloud (GCE, GKE, BQ, GCS) and Nvidia DGX
  • Familiarity with popular cloud applications like Kubernetes, Airflow, etc., and its security best practices
  • Knowledge of secure software development life cycles and practices
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills
  • Relevant security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CEH are a plus
  • Eagerness to find creative solutions to complex problems and take end-to-end responsibility of its execution
  • Ability to communicate technical and scientific concepts to team members from a broad variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to understand the big picture, while driving projects on the ground from beginning to end
  • Deep knowledge in your area of expertise with a strong eagerness to connect with and apply your skills in other areas
  • Availability to accommodate working with team members across different time zones, with one or two meetings per week starting at 8am PT or finishing at 7pm CET
  • Readiness to travel several times a year for company retreats and business events
  • We value the benefits of in-person collaboration and prefer candidates who can easily and regularly connect at one of our office locations


$100K – $200K + Bonus + Equity

What we offer

  • A competitive compensation package
  • 30 days paid vacation per year
  • Comprehensive health insurance and 401K with company match (US) or comparable benefits if based in other countries
  • Quarterly company-wide retreats
  • Budget for multiple visits per year to our offices in Berlin and/or in Palo Alto
  • Learning & Development budget to attend conferences, take courses, or otherwise invest in your professional growth, as well as access to the Learning & Development platform EdX
  • A buddy to help you get settled

About Inceptive

At Inceptive, we are creating tools to develop increasingly powerful biological software for the rational design of novel, broadly accessible medicines and biotechnologies previously out of reach. Our team brings together vast expertise in molecular biology, machine learning, and software engineering, and we are all working towards becoming antedisciplinary, meaning we deepen the knowledge we have in our area of expertise while also expanding our knowledge of completely new fields.

We approach our goals with a beginner's mind, humbly and with fresh eyes, and aim to become the pioneers of a new discipline rooted in biology as much as in deep learning, whose impact will be realized together with out-of-the-box thinkers in business and entrepreneurship, defying established categorizations. We are building a company culture centered around growth, learning, and discovery. We believe in humility and open-mindedness in how we approach each other, as well as problems we don't yet have solutions for.

It is the policy of Inceptive to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Inceptive prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Inceptive is also committed to welcoming and providing accommodations to people with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need any accommodations throughout your application process.

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