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Twist BioscienceRedwood City, CA
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Company Description

Twist Bioscience is a synthetic DNA manufacturer located in San Francisco. They provide an innovative silicone-based synthetic DNA platform that will help researchers in fields of medicine, agriculture, industrial chemicals, and data storage. The company is committed to providing tools that enable faster and cost-effective production of synthetic DNA. They offer SARS-COV-2 tools, synthetic control, genes, oligo pool, DNA data storage, and COVID antibodies. Their vision is to set audacious goals and collaborate to achieve them. The company provides great benefits and a learning environment for its employees. Currently, jobs in administration, operation, research and development, and sales and marketing department are open.

Job Description

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is synthetic DNA. Twist has developed a proprietary innovative semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a 10,000-well silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, such as oligonucleotides, genes, pathways, chassis and genomes. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production. The Twist Bioscience platform has the potential to greatly accelerate the development of personalized medicine, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production as well as new applications such as in vivo diagnostics, biodetection and data storage at an unprecedented density. POSITION SUMMARYSince Twist’s DNA synthesis platform is highly proprietary and because the custom designed DNA from our customers often represent highly valuable Intellectual Property, information security at Twist is of utmost importance. With this context in mind, Twist is seeking a high-impact Information Security Manager who is passionate about information security and the security frameworks needed to enable a fast growing organization to scale at speed while maintaining the continuity, integrity and availability of Twist’s information assets.As the Information Security and Compliance Manager, you will evaluate, design, and implement information security frameworks and capabilities in a fast paced, hands-on role that partners with stakeholders across Engineering, QA, IT, and Operations. You will also be responsible for leading Twist to its ISO27001 certification, and responding to audits and questionnaires from both customers and certifying bodies/auditors.If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and information security is in your DNA, then Twist is the place for you.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Implement the Information Security Program including security incident response, vulnerability management, data protection, and risk managementProviding subject matter expertise in information security and identifying key security program elementsEstablishing and coordinating remediation and mitigation for identified security risksMaintaining security policies, standards, guidelines, processes and procedures to ensure the ongoing protection of information assetsEnsuring technical security controls are in place, maintained and audited on a periodic basisDevelop strategies and security initiatives to assess and improve physical, technical, and process safeguards and/or controlsDesign and implement public cloud security architectures particularly in AWSDesign and implement controls based on the ISO27001 and SOX ITGC standardsDeliver strategic and tactical security guidance for IT, Engineering, and DevOps initiativesIncorporate security reviews and processes into existing and proposed systemsBake security controls into Engineering and DevOps CI/CD pipelines (e.g., build automation and configuration management)Work with third party security partners including managed SOC providers, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment providers, external auditors, etcEnsure Twist is International Trade Compliant and meets the regulatory requirements of the local jurisdictionsEnsure Twist’s biosecurity complianceREQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related field5 years of experience with Network Security, Application Security, encryption & cryptography Information Security certification required (CISM, CISSP, GIAC) Experience implementing the ISO27001 or NIST Cyber Security Framework standard requiredExperience with SOX ITGC and GDPR preferredExcellent written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on confidentiality, tact and diplomacy. Effectively delivers technical information to non-technical audiences and vice versa. Strong presentation skills with proven ability to successfully interface with and influence at all levels (executives and technical staff). A solid understanding of risk-based decision making and risk management frameworksExperience implementing “defense in depth” based security architecturesExperience with implementing and leading incident response processes and proceduresOptional Requirements:Biotech industry experience a plusBiosecurity experience a plusGlobal compliance experience a plusInternational Trade Compliance experience a plusSKILLSStrong attention to detailExcellent organizational and time management skillsExcellent communication skills including both written and verbalAbility to work in a team and independentlyAbout Twist BioscienceTwist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Twist Bioscience


Company - Private




$25M to $50M


Multiple locations


Scientific Research & Development Firms




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Director, Product ManagementTwist BioscienceSan Francisco, CA
The Director, Product Management will manage the creation and portfolio of Twist Bioscience products. The role includes responsibility for establishing long-term platform strategy, meeting planRead more
Senior DevOps Lead EngineerTwist BioscienceSan Francisco, CA
About Twist Bioscience Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as "writing" DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolutionRead more
Application SpecialistTwist BioscienceSouth San Francisco, CA
About Global Application Support team The Global Application Support Team delivers effective technical resolution and improves our end users' experience using our products. The team will work closelyRead more
Information Security and Compliance ManagerTwist BioscienceSouth San Francisco, CA
At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is synthetic DNA. Twist has developed a proprietary innovative semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a 10,000-well silicon platformRead more
Account Manager - BostonTwist BioscienceBoston, MA
The Account Manager is responsible for delivering revenue and driving growth in their territory for Twist Bioscience gene synthesis products. (S)he is accountable for delivering accurate revenueRead more
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