Site Reliability Engineer (SRE / DevOps), London or Switzerland

We are initially looking for experienced engineers - Senior, Principal, Staff or equivalent levels.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a new Alphabet company that will reimagine drug discovery through a computational- and AI-first approach.

We are assembling a world-class, multi-disciplinary team who want to drive forward groundbreaking innovations. As one of the first members of this pioneering organisation, you will play a meaningful role in building this team, embodying an inspiring, collaborative and entrepreneurial culture. 

This early-stage venture is on a mission to accelerate the speed, increase the efficacy and lower the cost of drug discovery. You’ll be working at the cutting edge of the new era of ‘digital biology’ and advancing a new type of biotech that will deliver transformative social impact for the benefit of millions of people. 

Your impact 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work on a greenfield ML-based software platform that will transform the biopharmaceutical world as we know it.  

Working in a highly creative, iterative environment, you will be partnering with leading engineers, scientists and ML researchers to build the critical platform driving that transformation. This is a newly created role and you will need to use your previous experience and show initiative in order to fully carve out your contribution.

What you will do

  • Build and operate processes and tools for effective software development practices
  • Build and operate processes and tools for effective operational management of research and production software
  • Operate and manage research, development, and production cloud infrastructure and systems
  • Partner and collaborate with a diverse set of teams incl. science, research, product, business development and operations 
  • Contribute to core technical decisions (e.g. choice of tooling, infrastructure, and architectural design)

Skills and qualifications 


  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform and at least one major Cloud Platform
  • Experience with CI/CD, Release management and DevOps related technologies
  • Clear understanding of Infrastructure as Code, Immutable infrastructure and relevant mindset
  • Experience with Kapitan, Helm, Kustomize or similar deployment tools
  • Experience with Grafana/Prometheus/Splunk or similar monitoring/observability technologies
  • Comfortable with Shell Scripting and Python programming (or other programming languages)
  • Experience building secure/scalable platforms/products on cloud
  • Practical experience with modern SRE / DEVOPS lifecycle, tools, and frameworks

Nice to have

  • Experience building, deploying and maintaining production systems on GCP
  • Strong foundations in software engineering before moving into a technical operations role
  • Experience supporting both production systems and Machine Learning team/pipelines
  • Comfortable with identifying security risks and implementing measures to mitigate them
  • MLOps frameworks and tooling experience are highly desirable
  • Basic knowledge of biology / chemistry
  • Pharma and/or biotech industry experience, ideally with a focus on drug discovery
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent experience

Behaviours and attributes 

  • Grounded and original thinker: you combine the best from industry with new ideas and creative approaches, taking well-informed risks to advance progress
  • Motivated by purpose and impact: Self-directed, chooses the most effective path to maximise impact in pursuit of higher level purpose, operates at pace with a clear bias for action
  • Experimental: Comfortable with ambiguity, embraces new ideas, responds quickly and adapts to maximise opportunities
  • Collaborative and inclusive: you are willing to go the extra mile and work beyond role remit, building strong partnerships with a variety of collaborators 
  • Curious mindset: Strong interest in self-development, learns from setbacks as well as successes

Isomorphic Labs welcomes applications from all sections of society. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation or any other basis as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please do not hesitate to let us know.



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