Staff Platform Engineer

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Platform Staff Engineer

Position Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled Platform Staff Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Java and Python, with a deep understanding of system architecture, systems integrations, API design, and big data systems such as Amazon EMR. As a Platform Staff Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing and building scalable, high-performance platforms that support our cutting-edge products and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • System Architecture & Design: Develop and maintain the architecture of complex systems, ensuring they are scalable, robust, and meet business requirements.
  • Systems Integration: Design and implement integrations between various systems and platforms, ensuring seamless data flow and interoperability.
  • API Design & Development: Create and maintain RESTful APIs, ensuring they are well-documented, secure, and performant.
  • Big Data Systems: Work with big data technologies such as Amazon EMR to process and analyze large datasets, ensuring data is readily available for analytics and decision-making.
  • Code Development & Review: Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Java and Python. Conduct code reviews to ensure adherence to best practices and quality standards.
  • Collaboration & Leadership: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, data scientists, and other engineers, to deliver high-quality solutions. Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Performance Optimization: Continuously monitor and optimize system performance, identifying and addressing bottlenecks and performance issues.
  • Security & Compliance: Ensure that all systems and integrations adhere to security best practices and comply with relevant regulations and standards.


  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on platform engineering, system architecture, and systems integration.
  • Technical Skills:
  • Proficient in Java and Python.
  • Extensive experience with system architecture and design.