Cloud Engineer / Senior Cloud Engineer

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 06, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We Are Genetic Navigators bringing together passionate, creative and dedicated professionals to join a rapidly-growing startup on our mission to translate novel genetic insights into lifesaving medicines. We are integrating human genetics and functional genomics to decode the mysteries of genetic modifiers, leading us to new medicines we'll develop for a range of severe diseases.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated engineer to help build our genetics discovery platform. The successful candidate will join a team of data scientists, computational biologists, systems architects and automation engineers to mobilize genetics and functional genomics data towards the discovery of new therapeutic targets and drugs. The role is technical and hands-on in nature but will allow for unique input and perspective into the Maze research platform and drug discovery.

Your Role in Navigating The Maze:


  • You will become an integral member of our data science, research infrastructure, and information technology teams, helping to design and deploy applications and services to the cloud
  • You will help design, build, and implement modern DevOps best practices for applications that support our ability to processes and integrate data and results from genetics, functional genomics and computational chemistry domains
  • You will work with the Data Science, Research Infrastructure, and IT departments to deploy and maintain production-quality, cutting-edge data management, analysis, and visualization tools
  • You will help deploy and maintain production-quality, scalable bioinformatics, genetics and computational chemistry applications and services by taking responsibility for managing cloud infrastructure, including hybrid on-prem networking, continuous integration and delivery tools, infrastructure as code, and systems monitoring
  • You will build and maintain relationships with external vendors and contract organization to support your work maintaining our cloud operations
  • You will communicate technical recommendations regarding security, networking, and monitoring to internal audiences, and will contribute to the design and implementation of security and compliance systems

Your Navigation Tools:



  • Master's degree (or BS w/6-10 years experience) in computer science, bioinformatics, or other technical field that has relevance to DevOps in a biotech/scientific setting
  • Demonstrated success developing and applying infrastructure as code for deploying AWS (Terraform, CDK, CloudFormation) and Kubernetes (Helm) resources
  • Extensive experience in the use of high-level programming languages (particularly R, Python, Bash) and interacting with Web Services (REST. GraphQL)
  • Experience with data modeling and/or data architecture with proficiency in query languages (SQL, NOSQL, SPARQL) and familiarity with knowledge graphs / semantic web
  • Familiarity working with scientific collaborators in an FDA-regulated Biotech environment is highly preferred
  • A demonstrated ability to understand needs from multiple functions, and an eagerness to work in a fast-paced, highly matrixed environment; strong communication and documentation practices; a drive to bring complex projects to successful conclusion