Cloud Dev Ops Engineer

Regeneron Genetics Center
Job Location
777 Old Saw Mill River Rd
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Job Description

The Regeneron Genetics Center is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company organized to collaborate with health systems and research groups to elucidate, on a large scale, genetic factors that cause or influence a range of human diseases. Building upon Regeneron's strengths in mouse genetics and genetics-driven drug discovery and development, the Center will specialize in ultra-high-throughput exome sequencing and computational biology; discovery of genotype-phenotype associations through linkage to well-annotated de-identified patient electronic medical records; and validation of discoveries using Regeneron’s VelociGene® technology. Our interests encompass a breadth of different areas such as Mendelian and family frameworks, large-scale population genetics (both common and rare variants), and gene-gene interactions. Program goals include target discovery, indication discovery, and patient-disease stratification. Objectives include advancing basic science around the world through public sharing of discoveries, providing clinically-valuable insights to physicians and patients of collaborating health-care systems, and identifying novel targets for drug development.

We are looking for a Cloud Dev Ops Engineer with a desire to build needed AWS capabilities for the RGC and contribute to the genomic medicine revolution.  In this role, the candidate will be part of a team to partner with genomic scientists and senior architects to analyze technical and scientific requirements.  The candidate will help design, build, and support cloud-based solutions for the processing of genomic and health records data. 
The Cloud Dev Ops Engineer will assist in the assessment of the trade-offs between different AWS-based solutions as they relate to the integration between external and internal systems using impact analysis. The person in this role should be able to implement cloud-based systems using different cloud technologies, and will need to communicate the results back to the technical teams and senior architects.   RGC currently has multiple RHEL-based web servers running in the AWS cloud, which provide novel genomic information relevant to the focus areas of Regeneron scientists and clinical staff, and require maintenance and upgrades.  RGC is also using SPARK to provide HPC compute power in the cloud for multiple types of genomic workloads at scale.
Since AWS’ line of capabilities is rapidly expanding, training is important to stay up to speed with new functions being released on a regular basis.  The RGC IT team also regularly attends industry conferences to stay up to date on new technologies.

• Provides strong focus on RGC customers for rapid and satisfactory issue resolution.
• Works with corporate IT technical teams, vendor partners, other RGC staff, internal collaborators, and architects to finalize specifications related to cloud systems.
• Performs testing to identify and resolve cloud and system integration issues.
• Understands AWS capabilities and can identify fixes for functional gaps.
• Learns new AWS functionality and finds how it can be best applied to solve RGC needs.
• Examines trade-offs, helps perform impact analysis, and recommends alternatives for cloud-based IT solutions.
• Implements configured systems into test & production using vendor tools.
• Works with cross-functional groups to determine root cause for any issue resolution. 
• Performs upgrades and testing to keep AWS security services and application stacks in strong functioning order. 
• Performs sytems administration of multiple Linux; some off-hours systems support as necessary. 
• Works with Corporate IT to maintain desired security levels for services in the AWS cloud.


This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience, and a minimum of 1-2 years of AWS cloud experience.  This should include:
• Linux systems administration skills and experience required.
• Understanding of EC2, EBS, S3, ELB, RDS, and monitoring tools required.
• Knowledge of Configuration Management tool (Chef, Puppet, and Ansible) required; Ansible playbook preferred.
• VPC and xGW VPC gateway management experience preferred.
• Knowledge of cloud scripting tools, JSON, Python, and RESTful web services preferred. 
• Understanding of AD/ LDAP and familiarity with networking  preferred.
• Knowledge and use of Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, and Stash) preferred.  
• Experience working with distributed & parallel computing environments a plus.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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