Posted 18 Nov 2022, 3:15 pm

Senior CloudOps Engineer at Helix

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You + Helix

Helix is a place where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics.  

If you’re excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact and joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you!

Helix + The World

Helix is the leading population genomics and viral surveillance company. Helix enables health systems, public health organizations and life science companies to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care and public health decision making.

We are continuing to scale our world-class team to support our dedication to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. 

What is special about this role?

The Senior CloudOps Engineer is responsible for the development and operations of the Cloud infrastructure at Helix. This role encompasses design, coding/scripting, infrastructure management and systems administration to ensure that applications and services meet uptime and availability targets. Additionally, the role will help develop and support cloud disaster recovery concepts, testing, and related initiatives.This Senior Cloud Operations (CloudOps) Engineer is responsible for all aspects of our AWS environment as well as Helix software deployment CI/CD pipeline; including design, provisioning, monitoring, automation, and maintenance of our software suite. The selectee will work cross-functionally with some of the best minds in biotech, genomics, and cloud, using bleeding edge cloud technologies in order to empower every person to improve their life through DNA.

As a Senior CloudOps Engineer, you will:

  • Design and develop new automation solutions to Cloud  infrastructure engineering problems.
  • Extend patterns for Automating cloud infrastructure using AWS CDK/ Terraform.
  • Collaborate with product managers, scientists, and other engineers to implement required infrastructure, continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and monitoring.
  • Work closely with application developers and participate in the architectural discussions.
  • Advocate a DevOps culture of automation, self-service, and engineering best practices to enable development teams.
  • Build and maintain observability tooling, metrics, and dash-boarding for purposes of detecting and surfacing customer-specific performance bottlenecks.
  • Work closely with the Security team to ensure the applications and solutions designed and deployed are secure and compliant.

About you:

  • 5 + years of development experience in go, python, typescript, or a similar language.
  • Familiarity with Linux system administration, including bash or other shell scripting.
  • Experience using public cloud platforms - AWS, GCP, Azure.
  • Experience using infrastructure-as-code frameworks (Terraform, CDK, CloudFormation, etc.)
  • Affinity for an engineering culture that emphasizes Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery


  • Bachelor/Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Hands-on experience with full-stack development (UI, API, Database)
  • Familiarity with regulated software systems (HIPAA, FDA, etc.)

What’s important to us:

  • Curiosity — we are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility — we have an obligation to people and our partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about our products
  • Agility — flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to the Helix culture
  • Follow-through — we’re building a diverse team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

What Helix has to offer you:

Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation, Comprehensive Health insurance package including employer sponsored HSA 
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 401(k) with employer matching and 100% vested on first day
  • Comprehensive Well Being benefits
  • Flexible PTO

Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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