Senior Development and IT Operations Engineer at 54gene

54gene was founded in 2019 by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong to address the significant gap in the global genomics market; Nearly 90% of genetic material used in pharmaceutical research is Caucasian. Only 2% is African, despite the fact that Africans and people of African ancestry are more genetically diverse than all other world populations combined.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Development and IT Operations Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Type: Full time

Department: Engineering

Reports to: VP, Engineering

Industry: Biotechnology

Job Description

  • We are looking for a Senior Development and IT Operations Engineer who will be responsible for mentoring and teaching existing team members.
  • As such, the ideal candidate must have experience clearly explaining solutions to complex problems and demonstrate the ability to lead and impact knowledge effectively to junior resources, and have a background in development, operations, and full-stack implementations with experience programming in a high-level language such as Ruby, Python, Java, C# or other language to script installation, configuration and provisioning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with application developers to automate and accelerate the testing, release and deployment of applications into a runtime environment quickly and reliably.
  • Provide continuous delivery solutions in a cloud environment with the core suite of tools used to manage different cloud providers.
  • Establish and employ continuous integration practices and tools such as Jenkins or other CI tools.
  • Employ industry Continuous Delivery patterns and collaboratively work with other members to achieve successful continuous delivery solutions
  • Manage a broad portfolio of AWS infrastructure tools (EBS, S3, EC2, Elastic IP, Route 53, VPC)
  • Manage integration and deployment tools such as Jenkins, Hudson, etc.

 Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, application development, or operations.
  • 3+ more years experience in designing large and complex IT operations in large organizations is required.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in the use of configuration management automation tools such as Puppet (or other such tools) in creating continuous delivery systems.
  • Working knowledge of enterprise data center technologies including storage platforms, network switching, and security infrastructure within a virtualized data center.
  • Team lead experience required
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Strong understanding of application development methodologies
  • Adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound judgment
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure management and automation technologies (Chef, Puppet).
  • Scripting (shell, python, ruby) skills for monitoring and automation
  • Experience optimizing applications, both stand-alone and in distributed systems to maximize performance
  • Experience maintaining an infrastructure and ensuring stability while adding new features
  • Ability to clearly articulate design and implementation choices
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
  • Possess a strong grasp of automation tools
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
  • Experience working and managing large scale infrastructure is required

Other:

  • Authorization to work in Nigeria
  • The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required.
  • Other related duties may be assigned within scope of ability.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

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