IT AWS Automation Architect Disaster Recovery

Location
Raleigh, NC
Posted
Jun 23, 2022
Ref
2997097
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh is home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization.

Job Summary:

The IT AWS Automation Architect – Disaster Recovery (AA-DR) is responsible for designing and implementing automated disaster recovery solutions for Gilead systems using various AWS automation tools such as AWS Lambda, Cloudshell, Cloud9, Terraform, as well as GitHub.

The AA-DR will work directly with the Gilead DR Program Manager, the DR Managed Services team , and Gilead System Managers, and to gather requirements for DR solutions (system architecture, connectivity requirements, regulatory and business requirements), then plan, implement and test automated DR solutions and DR plans for each Gilead system in scope for DR.

The AA-DR will take the lead technical lead role in development, solution engineering, presentation, training, documentation and testing for automation of DR solutions and collaborating with the DR Managed Services team to manage and deploy the automated solutions, as well as working other project leads (DevOps, Architects, IT leads, boundary application SYSTEM MANAGERSs). The AA-DR will also collaborate with the DR Program Manager and other IT stakeholders in selecting new DR tools and strategies, testing new automated DR Solutions, and designing automation to augment standard existing on prem DR tools as needed, such as Zerto, Oracle DataGuard and SQL Always On Availability Groups and Log Shipping, and setting the overall automation strategy for DR at Gilead.

Functional Job Responsibilities:

The IT AWS Automation Architect – Disaster Recovery (AA-DR) will be a key member of the DR Program team and will be responsible for the following key activities:
  • Develops subject matter expertise (SME) in Gilead's suite of DR Tools and their integration with relevant other systems such as AWS, VMWare, Storage (SAN/NAS), Network and DNS and Active Directory.
  • Serves as the Technical lead on relevant DR automation solution design for Gilead systems and related projects
  • Partners with the DR program Manager to automate solutions for Disaster Recovery requirements that must be met by the defined platforms
  • Assists other DR program team members and Gilead application owners with deploying DR solutions for various Gilead applications using the supported DR automation tools.
  • Develop an overall automation framework using the available standard tools, and repositories, and AWS DevOps lifecycle requirements
  • Assist as a technical lead in annual DR testing and DR incident response.
  • Assist DR Program Manager with documentation creation or updates relating to DR policies and procedures as needed.
  • Provides visibility of projects or changes to other systems that may affect DR applications/systems and ensures there is no degradation of service.
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and advancements in relevant technology
  • Helps ensure DR program and DR solutions maintain compliance with DR policy, and other applicable policies and procedures as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

High School Degree and twelve year's experience OR Associates Degree and ten years experience OR Bachelor's Degree and eight years' experience OR Masters' Degree and six years' experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands on experience working in an AWS automation responsible role, developing and operation automation solutions to perform routine activities within AWS such as calling APIs, updating DNS records (Rt53), managing autoscale solutions, as well as simple activities such as EC2 power on/power off automation.
  • Direct Experience with development using AWS APIs, Lambda functions, CloudShell, Cloud9, Terraform, GitHub
  • Some experience with AWS system administration, design, migration or development is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Gilead's standard suite of AWS solutions such as AWS CloudEndure, AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery, Rt53, EFS, FSX, ELB, etc, as well as the extensive suite of AWS APIs for the solutions listed above
  • Experience using or automating with AWS Cloud Endure is highly preferred.
  • Experience using GitHub as a code repository and the development lifecycle
  • 5+ years' experience working in a Technical Lead role
  • Basic understanding system administration (Windows, Linux) and network security fundamentals – Firewalls, AntiVirus, etc
  • Basic understanding of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity practices
  • Familiarity with GxP processes a big plus
  • AWS certifications highly desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely
  • Eager to learn and improve processes
  • Sense of ownership, initiative and responsibility for the overall success of the program


Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences, please connect with us via our Career Site: https://gilead.yello.co/job_boards/v42vD4vKxb3AkKvV93YsrQ

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.








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