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Sr Cloud Engineer

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

About the Job

The Senior Cloud Engineer on the Cloud Solutions and Architecture Team is responsible for collaborating to develop a variety of complex long-term engineering projects involving multiple disciplines across different business units. The role works on the design, delivery, and productionizing 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. The role has similar duties to the Cloud Engineer, but also leverages advanced knowledge in supporting solutions and is available to mentor less experienced team members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute initiatives to improve cloud applications via design and operational resiliency.
  • Evaluate new cloud services and tools in order to create scorecards and proposals.
  • Lead research efforts for new technology and how to effectively and elegantly integrate them into FMI’s existing enterprise platform.
  • Assist development teams with application and infrastructure from initial design to production deployment.
  • Write, test, and refactor Infrastructure as code that adheres to patterns and standards.
  • Create, review, modify, and update AWS CloudFormation scripts.
  • 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.
  • Partner across Technology subteams to maintain best practices and integrate post-deployment automated testing.
  • Architect and 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.
  • Provide mentorship to Cloud Engineers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 4+ years of professional information technology experience in lieu of a degree, AND
  • 3+ years of experience in Linux or Windows Systems Engineering, including 2+ years of project work experience using or related to Amazon Web Services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience in Linux or Windows Systems Engineering and cloud computing
  • 3+ years of bash scripting experience
  • 2+ years of software development experience in Javascript (node.js)
  • Experience developing cloud native serverless software
  • 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), and Elastic File System (EFS), Lambda, DynamoDB, MSK, CodeDeploy
  • Experience with:
    • 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
    • Docker and container services
    • Monitoring tools CloudWatch, DataDog or New Relic APM
    • 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
  • Practical exposure to architectural principles behind DB technologies such as Oracle, Postgres, Microsoft SQL, MYSQL, NOSQL and how they fit into an overall solution
  • Past experience designing and implementing application deployments and improvements utilizing cloud native services
  • Solid understanding of Python, JSON, XML, and related notational data representations
  • Experience designing and scripting “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
  • Strong understanding of least privileged security best practices
  • Strong 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


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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