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DevOps Software Engineer (Cancer Science Institute, NUS)

Date: 02-Jan-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The position of DevOps Software Engineer is immediately available in the Genome and Data Analytics Core (GeDaC) at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI) -- a part of National University of Singapore. The CSI GeDaC is building a platform to facilitate the automated processing and analysis of large cancer genomics datasets. Successful candidates, in conjunction with bioinformatics experts, will build and optimize various components of this platform. This position provides a unique opportunity to apply DevOps skills to Amazon Web Services (AWS), data-intensive computing, and artificial intelligence to drive novel discoveries in cancer genomics.



Participate in the continued development of:


  • Deploy and optimize of scalable genome processing workflows on AWS
  • Facilitate cost-effective analytics via AWS microservices and serverless architecture (Lambda, Fargate, Aurora, etc.)
  • Assist with database design, implementation, and management
  • Enable unit testing and deployment automation (CI/CD)
  • Help manage data ingress and egress to S3/Glacier



Bachelors or Masters degree (minimally) in computer science, information systems, bioinformatics, engineering, mathematics, or related fields
2+ years of DevOps experience
Strong Python programming skills and proficiency with Unix-based systems
Experience with collaborative software development via github/gitlab
Database management experience (SQL, NoSQL, Elasticsearch, etc.)
Excellent written and spoken English


Some knowledge of biology and genetics
Software development experience in industry
Past projects using CI/CD tools on commercial clouds
Experience with on-prem to cloud data migrations
AWS certifications