Twist Bioscience

San Francisco
251 - 500 Employees
101 - 250 Engineers
$100M+ Funding
Late Stage

Gene synthesis

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Why join us?
  • In 2017 we increased revenue by 300%.

  • Our gene synthesis technology using silicon is groundbreaking. It enables us to manufacture custom DNA for our customers on a much larger scale than our competitors, more accurately, and at a significantly lower price point. The world is only just starting to figure out what it can do with custom designed DNA. For example we have a partnership with Microsoft to explore data storage using DNA.

  • To enable our business to scale, we are building an end-to-end software platform for ordering custom designed synthetic DNA. No biology degree is required and we provide the opportunity to discover and learn about synthetic biology.


Engineering at Twist Bioscience
Engineering team and processes

We are  small but growing team of a half dozen software engineers. It is made of a mix of full-stack, backend and frontend engineers. Each team member is actively working with stakeholders across the company. All engineers are also involved in devops.

Requirements both come from the team and the stakeholders (factory, data team, customer service, sales, c-level, etc) We are agile using a feature-based release methodology as we need to align very closely with our factory. We have multiple stacks (prod, qa, etc..) and go through typical testing cycle. Testing consists of both unit tests, integration tests and live test with the interested stakeholders. 

Technical Challenges

Synthetic biology in itself is complex and fascinating. Making it a commercialized high throughput product you can order as easily as a meal requires complex rules while keeping the system nimble to absorb fast changing factory protocols and new product lines. As every order is unique by definition and highly customizable we have to deal with large amount of complex data. Retaining ease of use and performance is always a challenge.

Projects you might work on
  • Project examples are confidential and tied to proprietary technologies. At time of interview, signing our NDA will allow us to discuss some examples.

Tech stack
PostgreSQL
MongoDB
Redis
Python
React
.NET

Working at Twist Bioscience

We value individuals who show continuous: Grit- these individuals stay focused, driven, and are resilient Impact- these are those who set audacious goals and collaborate to deliver Service- always asking what he/she can do for others Trust- being real and explaining where he/she is coming from

Generous Vacation

20 Days PTO

Free Food

Catered meals at HQ and other sites on Tuesday and Thursday

Gym/Fitness

Yoga in Office at HQ Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays

Beautiful Office

HQ located on Mission Bay with great views of the bay and the bay bridge

Pet Friendly

Well-behaved dogs are allowed to be in the office

Workshops/Conferences
Flexible Hours
Health Insurance

We provide full medical coverage

Relocation
Maternal/Paternal Leave
Team Activities
Transportation

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