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Senior DevOps Engineer
Belmont, CA

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Job Description

Next-generation genomic sequencing is a new frontier. The complexity and sheer size of the data in the life sciences will make astronomical data problems look modest. Roche Sequencing is not only changing science, but we are changing lives. Our software teams are laying the groundwork for the future by developing powerful bioinformatics algorithms, data analysis tools, and software/systems infrastructures so researchers and clinicians can make better health decisions faster. The path to curing cancer lies in ones and zeros.

Ask yourself: Do you want to work on another "me too" app, ad-tech system, e-commerce platform. Or would you rather build products that scientists and others in the life sciences will use to diagnose, find treatments, and eventually beat diseases like cancer? Our team builds the highly scalable, reliable software and secure systems for better diagnostics.

As a Senior DevOps Software Engineer you will actively interface with software developers, product managers, test engineers and administrators on projects d to design and develop the build, release, and deploy toolchain for DevOps while providing on-call support. You should be able to identify, troubleshoot and resolve issues quickly and effectively, sometimes under pressure. Responsibilities include capacity planning, high availability engineering, performance tuning, and automation/tools development.

You should have strong leadership skills, experience managing infrastructure through multiple product releases, and have passion for reliability and security. Work with management to set priorities, track operational metrics. Excellent communication skills and teamwork is a must!


* Design and develop the build, release, and deploy toolchain for DevOps
* Setup, manage and maintain parity across dev, staging and production application environments in cloud infrastructure
* Provide release cadence across multiple environments
* Prototype and develop cloud native architecture solutions for application needs
* Design and implement monitoring infrastructure development
* Provide occasional 16X5 on-call shift support for production operations


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Science or Engineering and a minimum of 4 years of experience in Software Reliability Engineering/Systems Engineering/DevOps role is required; Or, Master's degree in a relevant technical discipline with a minimum of 2 years of direct related experience.
* Strong knowledge of Linux systems and internals (Debian/Ubuntu preferred)
* Experience in creating software to automate production systems with one of the following languages: python, ruby, java, go, etc. Python/Ruby experience is preferred.
* Strong working knowledge of AWS Cloud infrastructure (EC2, RDS, VPC peering, Route53, S3, Autoscaling) or hybrid environments (OpenStack, Kubernetes).
* Good understanding of networking and related protocols; must have a strong understanding of fundamentals (HTTP, DNS, TLS)
* Proficiency with source control, continuous integration (eg: git, jenkins)
* Demonstrate experience troubleshooting problems and working with a team to resolve web scale production issues
* Strong experience with configuration management, monitoring and systems tools (ie: Salt, Ansible, Nagios, Graphite, Fluentd, etc). Ansible is preferred.
* Working knowledge of docker/container technologies
* Good understanding of Mysql, Postgres databases
* Experience working with cloud-based technologies (CloudFlare CDN, Qualys WAS is highly desirable.
* Drive to build robust automated logging, monitoring, and alerting systems with tools such as SumoLogic, CloudWatch, AppDynamics, Icinga, Thruk.
* Exposure to messaging pub/sub systems (eg: RabbitMQ, Active-MQ, Kinesis, Kafka etc.)
* Troubleshooting critical development systems (Build failures, critical web services)
* Experience with Release Management processes and controls

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with Linux package management tools eg: rpm, deb & fpm etc.
* Exposure to Security technologies related to perimeter security, web application scanning and firewall systems.
* Additionally, a working knowledge on one of distributed systems technologies (eg: Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Consul etc)
* Familiarity with NoSQL technologies eg: redis, dynamodb
* Experience with sensitive software products such as medical, financial, human safety, high security.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Research & Development, Research & Development > Devices, Systems and Solutions

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