Careers

Mission statement

Ginkgo Bioworks was founded in 2008 with the mission to make biology easier to engineer.


Engineering biology isn’t easy. It is frustratingly, painfully difficult. It’s programming without a debugger, manufacturing without CAD, and construction without cranes. At Ginkgo we are building a team that can build debuggers, write CAD, and operate cranes. We are looking for the best engineers, scientists, and hackers. 

What if you could

grow anything?

Casual culture, serious work Brilliant, passionate people Cutting-edge technology Collaborative, energetic environment Creative approaches Growth and development

Our Culture at Ginkgo Bioworks

Fostering a diverse & inclusive environment

Fostering a diverse & inclusive environment

The Ginkgo platform has great potential to have an outsized impact on the world, and we need the people building the technology to be representative of the diverse people our technology will impact.

Encouraging creativity & innovation

Encouraging creativity & innovation

Biology is hard to engineer. Guided by the example of our founders, Ginkgo team members are encouraged to be lifelong learners, continuing to take risks and propose ambitious solutions to the world’s problems. What if we could grow everything?

Keeping Ginkgo weird

Keeping Ginkgo weird

Biology is weird and whimsical, and we celebrate that. We encourage a company culture infused with the wonder that science inspires.

Promoting individual growth & career development

Promoting individual growth & career development

At Ginkgo, we strategically hire people with high ceilings. We believe you can grow as fast as the company grows. There are many ways team members learn and develop at Ginkgo, including through cross-functional team initiatives and by engaging with the suite of training sessions we offer.

Celebrating passion & drive

Celebrating passion & drive

We want to enable the world to build things with biology. We’re on a mission to create a platform for genetic engineering to be utilized by our customers.

Caring how our platform is used

Caring how our platform is used

Our culture is built on care, transparency, diversity, and a deep, humble respect for biology. We care how our platform is used, strategically considering which programs we pursue and which we do not, and exploring the implications of biotechnologies through many forums. 

We also know that designing nature and technology requires us to ask complex questions, and investigate how these tools could impact people, places, and systems. We care how we are growing the collective future of biology.

Life at Ginkgo

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We seek to ensure DEI is in our DNA.

We care about how our platform is used and recognize that it reflects the values of the people who build it.

Diversity

Benefits

Unlimited paid time off

Comprehensive health and parental leave benefits

Flexible work options

Commuter benefits

State-of-the-art labs, work spaces, and conference rooms

Competitive 401K contribution

Our Teams

Commercial

Creative & Marketing

Commercial

Business Development & Commercial Ops

Digital Tech

Software, IT & DevOps

Foundry

Automation

Foundry

Design & Protein Sciences

Foundry

Build & DNA Synthesis

Foundry

Test (Omics, HTS & Assay Dev, SSI, NGS)

Foundry

Fermentation

Foundry

Mammalian Cell Engineering

General

Legal, Finance & People Team

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Operations

Product

Data

Product

Organism Engineering

Product

Deployment

Work with us

Keep biology
weird

Join our team of scientists, biologists, engineers, coders, designers, and more.

Open Positions