Job Summary

Independently perform complex applications/web development for projects of large to very large size and complexity; typically work as part of a team to implement business solutions. Responsible for all aspects of application development cycle. Code advanced and complex software solutions.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

You are a DevOps Engineer who wants to:

  • build open-source infrastructure-as-code solutions for a reliable secure cloud-based data processing framework and web platform
  • contribute to healthcare and science
  • work in a small team of developers, scientists, and clinicians, utilizing modern technologies and following best practices
  • take courses at the Harvard Extension school at very reasonable costs (up to you)
  • enjoy other excellent benefits Harvard University has to offer

Our Story:

Genome sequencing is becoming a routine approach for diagnosing genetic diseases, as well as discovering new disease mechanisms. As the number of patients referred to genetic screening is increasing, there is a clear need to build effective solutions to manage their data for clinical applications and discovery research.

The Clinical Genomics Analysis Platform (CGAP) at Harvard Medical School is envisioned as scalable research and clinical web-based application for analysis, annotation, visualization, and reporting of genomic data. CGAP is developed by a multidisciplinary diverse team of clinical geneticists, bioinformatics scientists and software engineers. The working environment combines the best features of a startup (fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies) with those of one of the leading medical schools (excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, brand recognition).

Technologies we use (so far):

  • AWS (elastic beanstalk, lambdas, step functions, and many more. And we really need to move to cloud formation.)
  • ElasticSearch
  • Docker / CWL
  • Python / Pyramid
  • ReactJS
  • Apache / Nginx
  • Oauth
  • RESTful API
  • Git
  • Travis / / Codacy 

As a small team, our needs in the devops front range from tuning apache parameters to architecting secure cloud IAM systems for identifiable healthcare data. Compensation commensurate with experience equitably within the Institution.

Typical Core Duties

  • Participate fully in software development life cycle
  • Implement and support technical solutions to deliver business requirements
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve services
  • Contribute ideas to coding best practices and new technologies
  • Draw on relationship and technical skills to act as technical liaison to internal and external clients
  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years' post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 1-5 years of experience working with DevOps methodologies supporting cloud infrastructure (preferably with Amazon Web Services)
  • Minimum two years' additional post-secondary education and/or relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software and equipment
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor.
  • Experience with version control systems and team software development (preferably Git).
  • Automated testing, Continuous integration/deployment.
  • Strong Python development skills.
  • Ability to work independently, manage own time and learn quickly.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Experience with any of ElasticSearch, Docker, Travis, Jenkins, Apache, Nginx or similar.


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