Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

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About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About Diagnostics at Owkin

Our ambition is to potentiate precision diagnosis in oncology with artificial intelligence applied to digital pathology. Pathology slide images, taken from biopsied or resected tissues, are a yet-untapped, ultra-high dimensional data modality that offer a huge potential for deep learning application to better understand disease, optimize patient care & improve treatment decisions.

We have for instance developed two products based on AI and digital pathology to tackle major challenges in precision oncology:

The first one is about evaluating the risk of relapse in early breast cancer for a better adaptation of the therapeutic strategy. The second one is about decreasing the burden of MSI screening for patients with Colorectal cancer. If detected, the MSI phenotype leads to a very specific care pathway with a treatment based on immunotherapy improving the chance of survival for the patient.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate and motivated site reliability engineer to work within our diagnostics team.

You’ll work in a multidisciplinary team of machine learning engineers, software engineers, solutions architects, and in close collaboration with the tech lead of the team.

In particular, you will:

  • Deploy diagnostic software products across multiple centers (hospitals or pathology laboratories), both on-premise and on the cloud.
  • Provide primary operational support and engineering to centers at which products are deployed.
  • Run the production environment by monitoring availability and taking a holistic view of system health, and manage the full product lifecycle (including decommissioning).
  • Partner with development teams to improve services through rigorous testing and release procedures.
  • Gather and analyze metrics from both operating systems and applications to assist in performance tuning and fault finding.
  • Create sustainable systems and services through automation and uplifts.

Position is based in Paris, Nantes or remotely in France.As such, the candidate must possess authorization to work legally in France.


  • 3+ years of industry experience with a Masters or BS degree, in computer science, software engineering or an associated field
  • Expertise in Ansible, Terraform, and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of development collaboration tools (git, Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience in production environments: Documentation / Specification, Tests & Code versioning
  • Experience with dynamic resource management frameworks like Mesos, Kubernetes, or Yarn
  • Experience with distributed storage technologies like NFS, HDFS, Ceph, S3
  • Experience with cloud computing services such as GCP, AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix-like environments
  • Knowledge of network and security
  • Experience in cyber security and applicable standards (in particular ISO 27001)
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite; additional language skills in French would be preferred
  • Authorization to work legally in France

Candidates not meeting every criteria, but who can demonstrate exceptional skill in key areas, are invited to apply.

Nice to haves:

  • Certification in Ansible, Terraform and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience in medical industry and applicable standards (in particular ISO 13485 and ISO 62304)
  • Experience with a high-level programming language like python
  • Experience in Agile Scrum Methodology


  • ...enjoy working in a small, passionate team where your contributions will have a direct impact.
  • ...value process, standards, communication, and code quality.
  • ...want to help build never-before-seen technologies.
  • ...know that you do not know everything; so you are able to ask questions and to work with a team spirit mindset.
  • …are able to say no, and explain why.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit,,, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.

If you think that you have been a victim of fraud,

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