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Staff Platform Software Engineer

Altos Labs

Altos Labs

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2023

Our Mission

To restore cell health and resilience through cellular rejuvenation programming to reverse disease, injury, and the disabilities that can occur throughout life.

For more information, see our website at

Diversity at Altos

We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry.

We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission.

Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives.

At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.

This position can be located in Redwood City, CA, San Diego, CA, or Cambridge, UK

What you will contribute to Altos

The Altos Science Computing and Data Team is seeking an experienced platform software engineer to lead the design, development, and maintenance of the Altos application platform. You will be part of the team responsible for cloud infrastructure and scientific computing systems used by Altos scientists to conduct cutting-edge research. Additionally, you will work closely with software engineers, researchers, and IT teams to build and support systems that are scalable, reliable, and secure.


  • Drive the design, development, and maintenance of the Altos scientific compute infrastructure spanning the cloud, on-premises, and hybrid deployments
  • Implement platform technologies to create, deploy, and monitor scientific applications for internal and external use
  • Facilitate cloud technology adoption cross-functionally across scientific and research teams
  • Understand user needs across a wide range of scientific disciplines and build systems that scientists can use productively
  • Optimize system performance and utilization for scientific applications and underlying infrastructure
  • Continuously improve and maintain documentation for our development and deployment processes
  • Improve reliability of systems via automation, testing, and continuous integration and delivery

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in Computer Science, or related quantitative field, or equivalent technical experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a Cloud Infrastructure, DevSecOps, or systems-focused platform software engineering role
  • Deep experience architecting and operating cloud solutions on AWS
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or CDK.
  • Experience with containerization technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience building tools in Python, Ruby, Bash, or other technologies typically used for system orchestration
  • Familiarity with monitoring and observability tools
  • Excited to design, implement, and evangelize computing and technical culture standards across scientific and technical functions
  • Enjoys building scalable, secure, and robust systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building platforms to accelerate the efforts of software, data, and machine learning engineers
  • Knowledge of security best practices and compliance standards (e.g. PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, GxP, CCPA)
  • Experience writing automated tests across different levels of the test pyramid

Redwood City salary ranges are: Staff Software Engineer $202,300 to $273,700

San Diego salary ranges are: Staff Software Engineer $181,900 to $246,100

Cambridge UK salary ranges are: Staff Software Engineer £79,059 to £106,950

~ Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

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What We Want You To Know

We are a culture of collaboration and scientific freedom, and we believe in the values of diversity, inclusion and belonging to inspire innovation.

Altos Labs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Altos currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to legally required exemptions (e.g., due to a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief).

Thank you for your interest in Altos Labs where we strive for a culture of scientific freedom, learning, and belonging.

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