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Zymergen Announces Expansion With New Office in Seattle

Molecular Technology Company Opens Hub for Software Engineers and Data Scientists

November 03, 2017 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zymergen, a molecular technology company ushering in a new age of manufacturing and industrial innovation, today announced the opening of a new office in Seattle. Headquartered in the Bay Area, Zymergen has employed a small team in Seattle since late 2015. The new office space reflects the company’s intention to continue hiring in the Seattle area.

“We’re excited to be strengthening our presence in Seattle,” said Joshua Hoffman, Zymergen CEO. “Zymergen is solving tough, real world problems, and data science and software engineering are core to our ability to do so. With its strong data science community, existing ecosystem of tech companies, and as the home of the University of Washington, Seattle offers the perfect conditions for us to find the technical talent we need to meet our mission.”

Zymergen, which has grown to more than 350 employees since its founding only four years ago, chose Seattle as its second office location to take advantage of the strong network of software and data science talent in the area. The new 4,770 square foot office located in downtown Seattle opens today with six employees, with space to add another 30 as the company continues its growth.

Zymergen integrates computational and manufacturing technologies to design, engineer, and optimize microbes – single-celled organisms – to unlock the vast potential of nature’s foundational factory, the cell. Treating the genome as a search space, Zymergen utilizes proprietary machine learning algorithms and advanced automation to identify genetic changes that can be used both to improve the economics of existing products and to develop wholly new ones. By looking to biology to unlock new sources of material diversity, Zymergen is fundamentally changing not only the way stuff is made, but what it’s possible to make. Their proprietary platform is in use today for industrial applications that span industries — from agriculture to chemical manufacturing to healthcare.

To learn more about working at Zymergen, visit https://www.zymergen.com/positions/.

About Zymergen

Zymergen is a molecular technology company ushering in a new age of manufacturing and industrial innovation. Leveraging the power of machine learning, automation, and bioengineering, Zymergen takes a radically different approach to improving the performance of materials and to discovering new molecular products that touch every industry — from agriculture to chemicals and materials, pharmaceuticals, and more. The technology is in use today, serving Fortune 500 companies and major corporations across the globe.

For more information visit www.zymergen.com.


Anna Osterlind


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