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Sr Engineer – HPC Infrastructure (Remote)

Genentech Published: July 11, 2021
Telecommute, United States of America
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As a Senior Engineer in High Performance Computing (HPC) Infrastructure, you are a deeply skilled Infrastructure Engineer who thrives in solving a variety of complex business problems through practical and ingenious application of technologies.

Our Senior Engineers work on complex issues and needs where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors, including technology dependencies, inter-organizational impact and systems thinking approaches.

They are senior T-shape engineers. They have in-depth knowledge in at least two technology spaces within their infrastructure technology area and a working knowledge in a wide range of infrastructure technologies. They have a detailed understanding of how the IT infrastructure in their areas of responsibility impacts respective Roche business processes.

They contribute to and technically lead challenging projects which require deep technical knowledge and infrastructure engineering skills.

They are accountable and responsible for decision-making in technical design, build and testing, in the context of the projects/ activities to which they are assigned.  In doing so, they exercise sound judgement, balanced with effective consultative engagement of key stakeholders, in the methods and techniques chosen to obtain the desired results.

They have the required skills, experience and depth of knowledge to be able to influence significantly both IT Infrastructure vendor product selections and improvements.

Proven experience in designing and implementing test driven infrastructure continuous deployment pipelines and Infrastructure as Code technologies.

Job Responsibilities

  • To ensure technology designs in their respective infrastructure technology space align and adhere to the organization’s architecture technical strategy, policies, standards and direction.
  • To ensure technologies implemented comply Quality/Regulatory standards, as applicable.
  • Proven experience of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service applying Scrum and Agile methodologies.
  • To establish technical direction and contribute/write best practices, position papers, and white papers for the infrastructure technologies and the use cases for their respective technology areas.
  • To stay proactive and aware of operational challenges and opportunities; works with support team staff to provide internal escalation support as needed to resolve incidents and major incidents.
  • To produce and maintain sufficient documentation for the designs, design patterns, and component standards created or maintained.
  • Able to work autonomously and/or under supervision of more senior peers and capable to lead technically small to medium technology teams, mentor/lead individuals in workgroup and provide expert guidance to less experienced personnel to drive technical developments in these initiatives.
  • To lead and contribute to the end-to-end design of infrastructure technologies and the creation and maintenance of related standards.
  • To contribute to determining success criteria and to evaluate across technology domains promising technologies via proofs of concept (PoCs) and assess their feasibility in meeting Roche’s business needs.
  • To architect (as solution architect) to design, build, test and implement (first-time deployments) integrated, resilient and reliable technologies in multiple technology areas.
  • To serve as consultant to senior internal/external stakeholders on the most relevant technical matters pertaining to the technology strategy.
  • To strengthen the overall Engineering community by building bridges and collaborating with Principal Engineers, Senior Engineers, Engineers and Associate Engineers in other infrastructure technology areas.
  • To advise, influence, collaborate with, and integrate feedback from various IT partners including architects, service owners, integrated service owners line-of-business stakeholders.
  • To map the technology roadmaps into portfolio projects/activities and to contribute in estimating resources, dependencies, risks, and timelines required to deliver these projects/activities successfully.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Well-demonstrated customer & delivery focus.
  • Strong customer engagement and presentation skills with the ability to communicate across all levels (senior and/or large audiences).
  • Ability to work effectively with team members and virtual teams from different locations and different cultural background.
  • Ability to function independently with very little supervision and navigate ambiguity.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Highly fluent oral and written communication skills in English.  German, Spanish or Chinese (Mandarin) are significant pluses
  • Proven project and time management skills.
  • Moderate to extensive travel (20-30%) required and ability to work across multiple time zones, including some on-call and extended hours work, as required.
  • One or more industry certifications in the respective infrastructure technology area(s) are desired.

Education / Years of Experience

  • 8-11 Years of relevant work experience. OR 6-9 Years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor's degree. OR 3-6 Years of relevant work experience with a Masters degree.
  • At least 4 years experience of working in one or more multinational work environments (e.g. healthcare industry experience is a plus) as a senior level Infrastructure Engineer, fulfilling the role of Solution Architect or Technical Lead.

Technology Skills

Proven experience in:

  • Infrastructure as code technologies: Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack or equivalents.
  • Coding and scripting: PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby or equivalents
  • Distributed version control and source code management tools: GIT, github or equivalents.
  • Public Cloud technologies: AWS, Azure & GCP or equivalents
  • Designing Storage solutions either on premisses or in the public cloud based on:
    • High Performance: IBM’s Spectrum Scale (aka GPFS) including Cluster Export Services (CES), Active File Management (AFM) and High Performance Tier (HPT) configurations and its integrations with High Performance Computing (HPC) environments.
    • Object: NetApp StorageGrid, Dell ECS, RedHat Ceph Storage, MinIO.
    • Multiprotocol (NAS) systems: NetApp, Isilon.
  • Designing storage tiering solutions including archiving to the public cloud (AWS).
  • Lifecycle management tools (ie Igneous, Starfish).
  • Designing and implementing Linux/Unix High Performance Computing  Clusters configurations and workload managers (ie IBM LSF, SLURM).
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Server technologies (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu plus Satellite / Foreman).
  • Knowledgeable about networking at the physical level and configuration level (RocE, gbE, 10GB, InfiniBand, etc.).

Expert Certification in several areas of expertise of the domain is desired.

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