Automation Engineer I

Bothell, WA
Laboratory /
Full-Time /
Imagine a world where illness is optional. At Viome, our goal is to digitize, decode, and decipher human biology to prevent, treat, and cure chronic diseases and cancer. In order to enhance our understanding of the origin and progression of diseases, we use a systems biology approach combined with mRNA analysis and our state-of-the-art artificial intelligence platform. Our direct-to-consumer service analyzes gene expressions (mRNA) in order to provide individuals with health insights and precision nutrition to live a healthier life. This platform of ~300,000 samples enables us to enhance our understanding of human biology as a system in order to develop predictive biomarkers, precision diagnostics, and precision therapeutics to prevent and intercept chronic diseases. 

As an Automation Engineer II at Viome Life Sciences, located in Bothell, you will play a vital role in our automation department, contributing to the development and optimization of automated processes that are essential to our operations.

Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated and technically skilled professional who can thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment. If you have a passion for automation and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply and be a part of our talented team at Viome.

If you have the skills and are excited about Viome’s mission, we’d love to hear from you!


    • Expertise in maintaining and optimizing highly complex instrumentation.
    • Knowledge of hardware design for laboratory processes.
    • Design appropriate hardware layouts for processes.
    • Develop and validate pipetting techniques for accuracy, precision, and speed.
    • Analyze workflows, identify bottlenecks, and improve efficiency and throughput.
    • Strong troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve errors in automated systems.
    • Ability to make recommendations for process continuation and improvements.
    • Troubleshoot errors during production, both user errors and instrument failures.
    • Make recommendations for production continuation.
    • Provide real-time operational support to maintain production processes.
    • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python) and object-oriented programming.
    • Ability to write, optimize, and troubleshoot scripts for automated systems.
    • Define labware and fluid profiles for automated liquid handling instruments.
    • Optimize pipetting accuracy, precision, and speed.
    • Experience with scripting and/or object-oriented software development.
    • Effective communication skills to interface with management, departments, and vendors.
    • Collaboration abilities to work with cross-functional teams and develop solutions.
    • Manage multiple projects and shifting priorities.
    • Collaborate with other departments to develop solutions.
    • Effective organizational and time management skills.
    • Experience in molecular biology and microbiology


    • Possess at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field (chemical, physical, biological, engineering, or clinical laboratory science).
$80,000 - $100,000 a year
At Viome, we are committed to pay transparency and equity. We comply with Washington State's Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA) and believe in providing fair and equitable compensation to all of our employees.

Join Viome and Enjoy a Comprehensive Benefits Package:Insurance:

Up to 90% employer-paid premium for individuals and 75% for families, including health (United Healthcare), dental, and vision (MetLife), plus 100% coverage for basic life, AD&D insurance, and long-term disability.
Flexible Time Off: We offer a flexible time-off policy to support work-life balance, allowing you to manage personal needs effectively.
401K Plan: Secure your future with our 401K plan, promoting financial security.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access expert advice through LifeWorks on family, work, financial, legal, and health issues, supporting your well-being beyond work.

Additional Perks at Viome:

Refreshments: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, sparkling water, snacks, and weekly fresh fruit deliveries.
Fitness Center Access: Available at our Bellevue and Bothell locations in Washington, along with free parking.
Our Culture:Health-Focused: We promote a health-focused culture with "walk and talk" meetings, in-office yoga, and more.
Workplace Flexibility: Adapt your work environment to fit your needs, fostering a flexible and inclusive culture.
Collaborative Environment: Our collaborative culture encourages sharing ideas and teamwork, enhancing a sense of belonging and purpose.
Professional Development: We’re committed to your growth, offering numerous opportunities for professional advancement.
Innovation and Impact: Contribute to groundbreaking health innovations and make a positive impact on individual lives.

Become part of a team that values your health, growth, and contributions to the health industry.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are committed to creating a workplace that reflects these values.