Senior DevOps Engineer

Job type: Full-Time
Accepting BioReady™: Yes
Category: Information Technology
Experience: 4-6 Years
Employer: Zymeworks Inc.
Salary: $85,000 - $130,000
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posted: July 5, 2024
Closes: August 5, 2024

Department: Technology MSAT

Workplace Type:  Hybrid

Zymeworks is a publicly listed (NASDAQ:ZYME) clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation, bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.   Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Why Work With Us

Nothing is more critical to our success than the quality of our team.   The work we do is meaningful and impactful – we care about each other as well as the patients we serve.  We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Zymeworks is proudly headquartered in our brand new, net-zero facility located in the vibrant Main St biotech hub of Vancouver, BC, with operations in Bellevue, WA, Dublin, Ireland, Singapore and the Bay Area.

Work Requirement

This role will be based out of our Vancouver office and is hybrid with a minimum of 3 days per week onsite.

Key Responsibilities

  • Automates deployment, scaling, and management of infrastructure using modern DevOps tools and practices.
  • Monitors and optimizes system performance, troubleshoots issues, and implements solutions.
  • Laying down the foundation for a strong DevOps team and establishing a common language between developers and system team members.
  • Creating and managing standardized software development environments for the Software Development and Computation Biology teams.
  • Working with the Systems team to provide the necessary services for the Software Development team.
  • Designs and Implements CI/CD Pipelines for cloud-based applications.

Education and Experience

5 or more years of relevant work experience in DevOps.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to collaborate in cross functional team environment.
  • Proven ability to assume ownership of a design, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Good knowledge of DevOps principles and practices.
  • Expert proficiency in Linux system administration.
  • Expert proficiency in deploying Cloud based infrastructure in AWS.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline tools and development infrastructure automation (Jenkins, GitLab).
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure configuration and provisioning tools (CloudFormation, Terraform, Puppet).
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc.).

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with PostgreSQL including clustering.
  • • Experience with containerization technologies(Docker, Mesos, containerd).
  • • Experience with virtualization technologies (vSphere, KVM).
  • • Experience in on-premises data center operations.
  • • Experience implementing and managing a hybrid architecture (Cloud + On-prem).
  • • Experience deploying and maintaining computation clusters (Sun Grid Engine, Parallel Cluster, SLURM, Dask).
  • • Experience with component repositories.
  • • Knowledge of high availability techniques.
  • • Knowledge of system architecture and design.
  • • Experience working in multiplatform user environments (Windows, Linux, MacOS).

Total Rewards

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package, which includes competitive salaries, generous benefits, an outstanding work environment, and excellent opportunities for professional growth.  We regularly benchmark our compensation against leading biotechnology companies in our geographies.

The Canadian base salary range for this full time position is $85,000 – $130,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all Canadian locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by a variety of factors and the salary offered may vary depending on the successful candidate’s location and qualifications (including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, education, training, skills, and experience).

Please note that the compensation details listed in role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

Our team enjoys: 

  • Industry leading vacation and paid time off
  • Excellent health and wellness benefits
  • Zymelife health and wellness benefits
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
  • Matching country specific pension savings program
  • Employee Share Purchase Program
  • Employee Equity Program

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.


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