A deeply skilled Infrastructure Engineer in a specific infrastructure solution area 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 have in-depth knowledge in at least two technology areas within their infrastructure solution area and a working knowledge of a majority of the solutions in their space.
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.
Job Responsibilities :
To lead and contribute to the end-to-end design of infrastructure solutions and the creation and maintenance of related component standards
To produce and maintain sufficient documentation for the designs, design patterns, and component standards created or maintained
To interact with senior internal and external partners on significant technical matters as they relate to prioritized objectives
To strengthen the overall Engineering community by building bridges and collaborating with Principal Engineers, Senior Engineers, Engineers and Associate Engineers in other infrastructure solution areas
To contribute to determining success criteria and evaluation of promising solutions / technologies via Proofs of Concept (PoCs) and feasibility studies across two or more areas within their infrastructure solution area, as they relate to meeting Roche’s business needs
To architect (as solution architect), design, build, test, and implement (first-time deployments) integrated, resilient and reliable solutions in multiple solution areas
To lead small-to-medium sized technical teams for specific objectives in medium-to-large initiatives (projects, lifecycle work, Proofs of Concept, etc.
and to provide the expert guidance required to drive technical developments in these initiatives
To advise, influence, collaborate with, and integrate feedback from various IT partners including Enterprise Architects, Solution Owners, Component Owners and line-
To ensure designs and solutions in their respective infrastructure solution area align and adhere to the organization’s Technical Architecture Framework (TAF) policies, standards and directions
To map the technology roadmaps into portfolio projects / activities and to estimate resources, dependencies, risks, and timelines required to deliver these projects / activities successfully
To contribute to the efforts to estimate Engineering resources and timelines to deliver projects / activities successfully
To contribute to and / or write position papers, white papers, technical recommendations and best practices including use cases for their infrastructure solution space
To remain proactive and aware of operational challenges and opportunities and work with support team staff to resolve incidents and major incidents
To ensure solutions and components implemented comply Quality / Regulatory standards, as applicable
Job Requirements / Qualifications :
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
Strong 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 required and ability to work across multiple timezones, including some on-call and extended hours work, as required
One or more industry certifications in the respective infrastructure solution area(s) is highly desired
Education / Years of Experience :
8-11 years of relevant work experience
or 6-9 years with Bachelor’s degree
or 3-6 years with 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 :
Demonstrable working knowledge in at least 2 of the following sub-domains
Strong background in Linux / Unix Server technologies (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu plus Satellite / Foreman).
Experience designing and implementing solutions that enable automated deployments of Linux / Unix servers on a large scale.
Experience designing and implementing Linux / Unix High Performance Clusters (HPC) configurations and workload managers (ie SLURM)
Experience with automation / configuration management using either Ansible, Puppetor an equivalent.
Knowledge of hardware accelerators (GPUs, etc.) and libraries (ie CUDA)
Knowledge of advanced file systems such as GPFS, ZFS or Gluster
Experience coding and scripting (Python, Perl and / or Ruby) including the usage of distributed version control and source code management tools (ie GIT : bitbucket, github)
Experience leading, designing and implementing continuous deployment pipelines and Infrastructure as Code solutions.
Experience in leading, designing and implementing Test Driven Infrastructure environments.
Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service.
Knowledge of Scrum and Agile methodologies.
Expert Certification in several areas of expertise of the domain is desired
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Roche is an equal opportunity employer.