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Emerald Cloud Lab

Emerald Cloud Lab

Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis. Our system empowers scientists at Big Pharma companies, startups, and academic laboratories by allowing them to run wet lab experiments from anywhere in the world without ever stepping foot into the lab.

Description of Duties
Infrastructure and Tools at Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL) is responsible for the security, reliability, and capacity of the software and virtual machines used to develop and run both our application and our laboratory, as well as development and improvement of internal specialty applications and integration. You will be joining a tight-knit and interdisciplinary team. Our methodology relies heavily on automation, infrastructure-as-code, and continuous integration and deployment.


Design and develop processes and tools to automate and audit all aspects of development and production environments and databases for the ECL cloud application back-end. Continuously improve our set of in-house Go and Python facilities for automating container builds and deployments, and our bespoke Wolfram Language-based automated unit testing environment.


Develop applications related to laboratory systems Automated provision and deployment of Wolfram Enterprise Private Cloud instances for integration with our customer-facingCommand Center application Development of domain-specific language infrastructure in support of ECL's Symbolic Lab Language.


Coordinate with and advise other teams to plan and execute releases of application upgrades, new services, and migrations to new architectures or infrastructures, without degradation or interruption of service. Efficiently and dynamically prioritize ad hoc requests alongside roadmap initiatives. Coordinate with IT where premises and cloud infrastructure intersect. Evaluate and integrate open-source and commercial tools to serve the above purposes.

Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or Computer Science and 4 years’ experience in position offered or as Reliability Engineer or Technical Account Manager.
  • Experience must include on-call production support, Wolfram Language and Wolfram Mathematica, other functional programming languages (e.g. Haskell, F#, Elixir), database administration, application programming, application and network security, familiarity with a collaborative open source experience and SRE philosophy.

You might resonate with the culture at ECL if ...

  • You are passionate about science, technology, and medicine
  • You are impressively empathetic.
  • You first understand the other until they agree you can express their view as well as they can themselves.
  • You are intellectually fearless. Stretching yourself well out of your comfort zone across multiple disciplines is more the rule than the exception at Emerald.
  • You are curious. When first-principles reasoning illuminates a path that diverges from the standard assumptions, you feel compelled to see where it leads.

About ECL: https://www.emeraldcloudlab.comThe Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis.


Optional but welcome: A link to your Github account or any projects you are proud of can be especially helpful. With project links, please include a short remark to help us get our bearings.

At Emerald Cloud Lab, we are committed to pioneering the future of scientific research by providing an innovative, cloud-based laboratory environment. We believe in the power of collaboration, diversity, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge to drive groundbreaking discoveries. If you are passionate about reshaping the landscape of scientific experimentation and eager to contribute to a culture of excellence and innovation, we invite you to join us.