Vium is hiring a

DevOps Engineer

About Us:

Vium empowers biomedical investigators with technology that accelerates the preclinical drug discovery and development pipeline. Researchers can design, run, and analyze experiments that rapidly surface insights and high volumes of quality data. The platform improves the speed and reproducibility of preclinical research so that it is more predictive of how drugs perform in humans. The result is that better therapies get moved more quickly to patients who need them. Founded in 2013, we have a proven product, an awesome team, happy clients, smart investors and advisors, and plans to double in 2016 and beyond. Want to use your experience to help save lives? Here’s the chance for you to make this a reality. 

The Role:

We’ve scaled fast and this DevOps role is a critical addition to our engineering team. Your mission will be to take control of our already sizable AWS infrastructure using your talents to both optimize what we have and prepare us for massive growth.  Additionally, you will have the unique opportunity to help us connect our cloud infrastructure to the world of advanced electronics, this is where the cloud meets IoT. Finally, in the spirit of DevOps you will be embedded with talented developers to streamline our entire engineering cycle. Plus we will let you play with all the latest toys, we are big on Docker and Ansible to name a just a few.

Meaningful Things You’ll Do:

  • You will manage our expansion on AWS and be the go to person for scalability and availability concerns.
  • You will lead our systems management and optimization efforts,  working across groups to keep us sharp.
  • You will work closely with experts in data science, computer vision, and software to simply get stuff done.

Education and Experience: 

  • 3+ years of experience as a DevOps Engineer, Systems Administrator, Site Reliability Engineer, or similar
  • Experience with container technologies such as Docker or LXC
  • Experience with ECS and EC2, SQS, and S3
  • Solid understanding of network fundamentals (DHCP, DNS, ARP, BGP, TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.)
  • Strong scripting experience, Python preferred
  • Strong background in relational database technologies, Postgres preferred
  • Experience managing tens to hundreds of servers on AWS or a similar managed cloud service
  • Experience with Cassandra or another NoSQL database.
  • Experience with Debian.
  • Experience with CircleCI or Travis.
  • Familiarity with Raspberry Pi.

More About Our Culture:

We’re a group of talented individuals across multiple disciplines, coming together to deliver great engineering!


  • Say what we’ll do and then do it.  As a small team, we’ve accomplished an incredible amount in a short time.
  • Are technical polymaths.  If it’s technical, we either know about it or want to learn about it.
  • Have a wide range of interests, which is why we’re in this company in the first place.
  • Work in the office as much as is necessary, but are focused on results more than hours-in-a-chair-at-the-office.
  • Are focused on making serious progress while acknowledging and paying for technical debt.

What We Offer:

  • Good salaries and good benefits. Who doesn’t want that?
  • Stock options
  • Catered lunch most days and fully stocked kitchen
  • Flexible work hours and Friday demo days/happy hours
  • Relaxed office in San Mateo and flexible work hours
  • Company offsites and retreats including a whole week in the summer when we close up shop and go on vacation  

Our corporate office is in San Mateo and the remote-controlled lab is in the South Bay.