Sr Devops Engineer

Partners Healthcare System Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

About Us:

As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal developmentand we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.

General Summary:

The Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS) aims to transform healthcare through cutting-edge data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. We combine a translational, product-focused, early-stage culture with the world-class researchers, physicians, and data/computing resources at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals, as well as the broader Partners HealthCare System. The Center for Clinical Data Science provides the perfect environment to focus on using analytics to effect tangible advancements in medicine.

We are seeking a DevOps Engineer who understands how to provision, automate, and control architecture with code. You have a strong understanding of systems knowledge across the stack: Linux systems, networking, application design, and what's necessary to take an application into production.

The ideal candidate will be a DevOps Engineer who is driven by building products that matter, with experience doing it successfully in the past, both independently as well as part of a competitive team. S/he will have demonstrated the ability to find solutions where others couldn't, with the drive, energy and determination to pull the team forward and not quit until the impossible is possible. We're looking for self-starters with a strong sense of urgency, comfortable working independently and sourcing input where required, and with a tolerance for operating in a fast-paced early stage environment with a high degree of ambiguity.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • We are in the process of migrating from a bare metal environment to a hybrid Kubernetes environment on-prem and in the cloud. You will work to build out our Kubernetes cluster and automate software deployments.

  • You will write tools to manage our distributed ML training cluster and application hosting.

  • You will perform deep dives into reliability issues and service performance.

  • You will develop new software-based solutions to engineering problems.

  • Use the Partners HealthCare values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration

  • 5 years' experience with infrastructure as code

  • Experience with Kubernetes or other containerization software

  • Experience with service discovery, service meshes, and microservices

  • Experience with SQL and relational databases

  • Experience deploying and managing systems in production

  • Practical knowledge of Python or similar scripting language

Skills/ Abilities/ Competencies

  • Strong sense of urgency and proactiveness

  • Ability to function effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment, organize and prioritize work independently, and meet tight deadlines

  • Self-motivated, with an entrepreneurial mindset and ability to learn quickly

  • Strong analytical, planning, organization and time management skills with a high attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with technical teams, cross-functional teams, and staff at all levels of the organization including both technical and non-technical personnel

  • Ability to relate to and gain insights from product end users

  • Excellent and succinct written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to effectively conduct meetings and lead and facilitate large working sessions with all levels of staff and across various stakeholder groups

  • Ability to successfully negotiate and collaborate with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels within and external to the organization

  • Ability to empathize with the end user, understand and intuit customer needs

and gain insights from product end users

  • Strong decision making skills, with the ability to negotiate/balance decisions and priorities across functions; comfort making hard decisions with incomplete data and in a timely manner

  • Demonstrates strong evidence of algorithmic and structured thinking, and intuition for logic, pattern matching, what-if analysis, problem decomposition. and synthesis

  • Demonstrates ability to organize and incorporate complex systems requirements into product features and prioritize features effectively

Working Conditions:

  • Working with our team on site as well as traveling to meet collaborators at multiple sites in the Boston area

  • Occasional travel (<1 month/year)="" to="" professional="" seminars="" and="">

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Sr Devops Engineer

Partners Healthcare System