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Invitae develops tests that detect genetic variations associated with cancers and inherited disease.

Senior Systems Engineer (Remote)

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Invitae (NYSE: NVTA) is a leading medical genetics company trusted by millions of patients and their providers to deliver timely genetic information using digital technology. We aim to provide accurate and actionable answers to strengthen medical decision-making for individuals and their families. Invitae's genetics experts apply a rigorous approach to data and research, serving as the foundation of their mission to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people.

We are looking for an experienced Systems Engineer to help support Enterprise IT across terrestrial data centers, and cloud-based deployments. Our Systems Engineers integrate with Infrastructure Operations to support Lab Operations, High Performance Computing (HPC), Bioinformatics, and Invitae’s business leads across teams. They will assist with operational support for new and existing services, as well as leading engineering and architecture programs to improve production systems. Candidates should be able to perform functions required to configure, support and tackle issues with large scale computing environments hosted in a co-lo facility and in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

What you’ll do:
  • Lead and support VMware Deployments, Active Directory, (DNS, DHCP, RADIUS and other services).
  • Support and maintain various Fiber Channel and Ethernet based storage systems including Vast and Pure Storage.
  • Collaborate and evaluate designs for the required architecture to Migrate workloads to cloud.
  • Collaborate with DevOps and Cloud Engineering to help improve our infrastructure
  • Work with our Bioinformatics group to maintain and improve our HPC cluster.
  • Configure and maintain cluster resource management system (Grid Engine) to ensure optimal resource allocation based on organizational needs.
  • Support consumers of the cluster by helping with troubleshooting and performance analysis of jobs running on HPC.
  • Relentlessly look for ways to simplify and automate our environment
  • Partner with the Information Security team to prevent and remediate security issues
  • Participate in on-call responses to incidents including crafting fixes and improving systems
  • Take feature requests from business partners, prioritize, and implement as appropriate
  • Automate functions using PowerShell or other similar programming languages
  • Role will require some on-call support, and ad-hoc support during operational outages.
  • Preferred: Ability to support physical hardware Co-located in Santa Clara, CA as needed. (This is primarily a remote work from home role)
What you bring:
  • Typically with 8-12 years of experience with equal experience in Cloud computing environments (Amazon Web Services preferred)
  • Proficiency in VMware VSphere and cloud management technologies
  • Proficiency in supporting and maintaining Linux based systems
  • Scripting or programming skills in Bash, Go, Python, or Java in a Linux environment
  • Experience supporting containerized workflows (Docker, Singularity) in a production environment
  • Equal experience in HPC and large-scale storage as well as Cloud computing environments (AWS preferred)
  • Willingness to pick up and implement new technologies quickly to increase efficiencies and reduce latencies throughout our production and development environments
  • Proven troubleshooting skills with an affinity towards mentoring and documenting solutions.
  • Experience deploying and leading hybrid and/or cloud-native HPC environments in AWS.
  • Familiarity with configuration management/automation, (SaltStack (preferred), Ansible, Puppet, Chef), orchestration and infrastructure provisioning tools
  • Experience with bootstrap tools for bare metal provisioning of on-premise distributed computing platforms (packer, ironic, cobbler, etc.)
  • Preferred: Experience building, supporting, and maintaining genomics or other intensive pipeline workloads in a HPC environment
  • Preferred: Knowledge of cluster software and batch job scheduling software such as Grid Engine, Slurm, PBS, etc.
  • Preferred: Experience deploying AWS environments via Terraform.

At Invitae, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s specialists in genetics and healthcare at the forefront of genetic medicine. Our teams thrive in our dynamic organization which has been crafted to empower them to make the biggest impact they can for our patients. We give our employees the ability to explore interests and capabilities broadly within the organization. We prize freedom with accountability and offer significant flexibility. We also provide excellent benefits and competitive compensation in a fast-growing organization.


This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. This position is eligible for benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability coverage, flexible paid time off, Spring Health, Carrot Fertility, participation in a 401k with company match, ESPP, and many other additional voluntary benefits. Invitae also offers generous paid leave programs so you can spend time with your new child, recover from your own illness or care for a sick family member.
USA National Pay Range
$115,920$144,900 USD

Please apply even if you don’t meet all of the “What you bring” requirements noted.  It’s rare that someone checks every single item, it’s ok, we encourage you to apply anyways.  

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At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Where we are

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Boulder via Pearl Street or the Goose Creek Path. Easily commutable from all directions.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

What are Invitae Perks + Benefits

Invitae Benefits Overview

At Invitae, our employees are the key to our continued success. Our culture is one of our most important strengths. A set of commitments we make to each other and to our customers to build a world-class organization in service of our mission. That is why Invitae proudly offers comprehensive perks and benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Archer hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning

An Insider's view of Invitae

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative - when I walk through the Invitae office at any time of day, I can see cross-functional collaboration in action. Our team members are constantly connecting in structured and unstructured meetings to solve problems and achieve goals.


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration between functional groups is key to the Logistics team's success at Invitae. Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Assay Development, Customer Support, Finance and QA allows us to provide better customer service by improving our processes, troubleshoot, brainstorm new ideas, learn from each other and share our best "dad" jokes.


Logistics Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity requires a break from the routine and the screen. Here at Archer the team gets creative through walks to the food trucks, lunch runs, climbing gym sessions or a few end of the week craft brews. Some of our best algorithms were developed or refined on the climbing gym mat.


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