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Principal Cloud Engineer

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

About the Job

The Principal Cloud Engineer sits on the Platforms team within FMI’s Technology Team and is responsible for leading the High Performance Grid Computing cloud initiative, managing a scalable data lifecycle storage architecture, developing cloud global operations strategy, and contributing to a variety of complex long-term engineering projects involving multiple disciplines across different business units. The role works on the design, delivery, and operations of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment as well as all aspects of FMI’s design, provision, deployment, monitoring, automation, and maintenance of the platform. As a more experienced position the incumbent provides coaching and mentorship to the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain uptime on systems and define key improvements that enhance productivity, performance, and the subsequent effectiveness or impact to patients.
  • Lead research efforts for new technology and how to effectively integrate into FMI’s existing enterprise platform.
  • Assist development teams with application and infrastructure from initial design to production deployment.
  • Create, review, modify, and update AWS CloudFormation and Jenkinsfile scripts.
  • Work with the Development and Operations Teams to streamline continuous integration and continuous deployments of our internal applications.
  • Architect and implement solutions to streamline business processes that achieve company goals more effectively and efficiently.
  • Deliver solutions in an Agile methodology.
  • Create and deliver presentations and documentation to the Technology Team.
  • Coach and mentor the team’s less experienced Engineers.
  • Other projects as periodically assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years of work experience with cloud computing
  • 4+ years of project work experience using or related to Amazon Web Service (AWS)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field
  • Expertise developing cloud native serverless applications using Javascript (node.js)
    • Working knowledge of:
    • Cloud architecture, networking, system administration, and security best practices
    • Linux (RHEL and CentOS) environments.
    • Amazon:
      • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
      • Simple Storage Service (S3)
      • Elastic Block Store (EBS)
      • Elastic File System (EFS)
      • Lambda
      • DynamoDB
      • MSK
      • CodeDeploy
  • Experience with:
    • CloudFormation, Terraform, or similar iterative template creation experience
    • Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or other automation tools
    • GitHub and other source control solutions
    • Network File System
    • Docker and container services
    • Monitoring tools DataDog, New Relic APM and Infrastructure, PagerDuty, and ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana)
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) processes and toolsets
  • Practical exposure to architectural principles behind DB technologies such as Microsoft SQL, MYSQL, Oracle, NOSQL and how they fit into an overall solution
  • Solid understanding of Python, JSON, XML, and related notational data representations
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure tools such as VMware, Docker, and Swarm
  • Extensive knowledge of application programming interfaces (APIs), RESTful services and how they can be used to integrate with AWS
  • Experience designing and scripting “self-healing” cloud architecture
  • Familiarity with the Atlassian toolset including Jira and Confluence
  • 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
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of privacy of patient data
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion




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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