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Agios Pharmaceuticals

System Engineer, Informatics Agios Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA

Agios Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing therapeutics for cancer metabolism.

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About Agios Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Systems Engineer, Informatics

Agios ( is a biopharmaceutical company committed to applying our scientific leadership in cellular metabolism to transform the lives of patients with cancer and rare genetic diseases. We are growing rapidly with an active research and discovery pipeline across both therapeutic areas. Agios has two approved oncology precision medicines and multiple first-in-class investigational therapies in clinical and/or preclinical development.

Agios Pharmaceuticals is searching for a dynamic Systems Engineer to join our growing Agios Informatics team. The Systems Engineer will be responsible for supporting Discovery Research Scientific Informatics tools and platforms. The position offers opportunity to apply hands-on experience in architecting, coding and deploying of in-house and off-the-shelf systems. Agios Informatics team delivers cutting edge informatics solutions based on a wide range of system building blocks: operating systems, databases, programming languages, and leveraging third party tools. The ideal candidate will possess a mix of software development experience and application architecture with focus on third party software and applications.

Key Responsibilities

* Support software, systems and platforms for scientific and lab users
* Coordinate with external vendors on the release of new tools as well as updates to existing tools
* Participate in architecting and executing deployment of scientific off-the-shelf software across heterogeneous platforms
* Participate in software development life cycle of internally developed tools

Minimum Requirements

* B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science with 5+ years of software development and System Design and Architecture
* Software development experience using Eclipse or Visual Studio
* Hands-on coding experience using C#, Java
* Experience deploying on premise and cloud based tools and platforms
* Hands-on experience developing scripts using Bash, PowerShell and text processing tools like AWK and SED
* Administrative level of experience managing Linux and Windows operating systems
* Developer level experience with RDBMS: Oracle, SQL Server and PostgreSQL

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience developing and maintaining software within life sciences organizations including LIMS/ELN
* Experience with cloud computing using AWS

Agios Competency Model desired characteristics:

* Know & Show your Stuff: Possesses technical or professional expertise and is able to apply it at Agios to create value / impact.
* Collaborates: Work in and with teams to achieve outcomes that individuals would not have been able to achieve alone.
* Innovates Courageously: Goes beyond accepted ideas to generate better results and takes smart risks in pursuit of innovation.
* Drives Clarity: Sets the direction and manages the delivery of results (directly or indirectly), choices on priorities and removes barriers.
* Executes and Operates to a High Standard: Acts with a sense of urgency; with the end result in mind and is able follow through to deliver exceptional results.
* Challenges Self and Others: Demonstrates critical thinking; challenges assumptions, practices, beliefs.

About Agios Pharmaceuticals

Agios Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing therapeutics for cancer metabolism.

536 employees
Agios Pharmaceuticals

88 Sidney St

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