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Cloud Engineer III

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Cloud Engineer III sits on the Platforms Team and is responsible for collaborating on Cloud Solutions and Architecture to develop a variety of complex long-term engineering projects involving multiple disciplines across different business units. The role works and triages operational tasks with minimal direction of Senior Engineers, delivery and productionizing of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment as well as all aspects of FMI’s provision, deployment, monitoring, automation, and maintenance of the platform.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute initiatives to improve cloud applications via delivery and support with minimal guidance of senior engineers.
  • Monitor incoming ticket queue, and execute support and/or change tickets.
  • Assist senior engineers via research of new technologies and solution development by effectively and elegantly integrating them into FMI’s existing enterprise platform.
  • Assist development teams with application, infrastructure and production deployment.
  • Create robust documentation, gather initial requirements for projects and provide knowledge transfer to operational engineers.
  • Collaborate with a single team to execute on project tasks.
  • Write, test, and refactor Infrastructure as code that adheres to patterns and standards.
  • Create, review, modify, and update AWS CloudFormation or Terraform code.
  • Maintain uptime on all systems while making improvements to system features and usability.
  • Work with FMI’s Development and Operations teams to streamline continuous integration and deployments of internal applications.
  • Implement solutions to streamline business processes that achieve company goals more effectively and efficiently.
  • Operationalize cloud applications and cloud infrastructure with processes and documentation.
  • Instantiate automation scripts.
  • Deliver solutions using Agile methodology.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 4+ years of professional information technology experience in lieu of a degree
  • 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in Linux or Windows system engineering, including 2+ year(s) of production public cloud experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field
  • 3+ year(s) of cloud computing, bash scripting, and/or software development experience
  • 2+ years of production and project experience using or related to Amazon Web Services
  • Experience managing cloud deployment software
  • Familiarity with:
    • Networking, system administration, and security best practices
    • Both Linux (RHEL and CentOS) and Windows environments
    • Amazon:
      • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
      • Simple Storage Service (S3)
      • Elastic Block Store (EBS)
      • Elastic File System (EFS)
      • CloudFormation, Terraform, or similar iterative template creation experience
      • Chef, Ansible, or other automation tools
      • Using GitHub and other source control solutions to version code/configuration changes
      • Network File System
      • Server Message Block
      • Docker and container services
      • Windows automation
      • Scripting in Powershell
      • Familiarity with Database Technologies and Processes
      • Monitoring tools CloudWatch, DataDog or New Relic APM
      • Experience with on call rotations using PagerDuty
      • Using ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) or Splunk logging to troubleshoot applications
      • Nix and other mixed operating systems
      • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) processes and toolsets
  • Understanding of “self-healing” cloud architecture
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian toolset including Jira and Confluence
  • Strong time sensitive deliverable management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include developed written and oral communication skills, effective collaboration techniques and the ability to problem solve within a team and cross-functionally
  • Understanding of least privileged security best practices
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: Patients, Passion, Innovation and Collaboration



Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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