Systems Engineer

Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

At GenoSpace we're building a digital platform to power a new era of molecular medicine.

GenoSpace has created an information ecosystem for 21st century genomic medicine—one that enables participants in precision medicine to realize the potential of our ever-expanding knowledge of human disease and its treatment.

Working from our headquarters in Cambridge Mass, our interdisciplinary team of artists, scientists and engineers are merging the tools and techniques of genomics, data mining & analytics, semantic reasoning, and cloud computing. Our platform helps doctors make better informed decisions and expands the population-scale data resources that will drive the next generation of scientific discovery. As the leading provider of information technology services in molecular medicine, our portals are used today by clinicians and researchers across the country and around the globe.

GenoSpace seeks to hire exceptional people who are motivated to help make advances in scientific research become clinical realities. GenoSpace offers an environment where you will make a fundamental impact on the success of the company each and every day. We are looking for talented individuals who want to learn and grow. Each person is expected to be a dynamic member of our team.


GenoSpace are looking for a systems engineer that doesn’t pigeonhole themselves and is excited at the prospect of solving novel problems. You should be eager to build useful tools to streamline system maintenance and automate ferociously. This position is ideal for someone who has already has enough experience to be effective but would like to expand their skill set and responsibility.

You’ll be working on our expanding our platform capabilities to better serve our increasing customer base. Along side product engineers you’ll make a tangible impact on scalability and reliability of the underlying infrastructure. System wide you’ll improve transparency by building monitoring capabilities to help understand and predict system faults and allow customers to observe throughput. Above all you’ll help foster a learning culture within company mentoring junior engineers to be more effective.

Ideally you should have at least 2-3 years of experience working as a Systems Engineer or equivalent on the AWS platform. With a working knowledge of how to manage VPCs and request routing across a multi site infrastructure. You should have a proficiency with using Puppet to automate configuration management. Familiarity with Public Key Infrastructure, Nagios monitoring, Log aggregation and MongoDB replication are a plus.

Key Skills:
● Strong understanding of the Linux operating system including working with filesystems, processes, and networking components. You should be able to quickly identify problems and bottlenecks with both stand-alone systems and across clusters of machines.
● Ability to manage and debug complex software stacks (HBase, tomcat, apache, nginx, etc).
● Proficiency in a common scripting language (Bash, Python)
● AWS EC2,VPC, EBS, CloudTrail
● Puppet

How to Apply

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About Our Organization

GenoSpace is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

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