Dev-Ops Engineer

Dev-Ops Engineer

You are a Dev-Ops Engineer who wants to

  • to build open-source infrastructure-as-code solutions for a reliable cloud based data portal and processing framework.
  • (in the longer run) to build cloud-hybrid integrated solutions for data management and processing.
  • to contribute to science and healthcare,
  • to work in a small team of developers and scientists utilizing modern technologies and following best practises.
  • to learn from more experienced developers, and mentor junior developers.
  • to take courses at the Harvard Extension school at very reasonable costs (up to you).
  • to enjoy other excellent benefits Harvard University has to offer.


We are the 4D Nucleome (4DN) Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), Harvard Medical School (HMS).

  • HMS: Excellent benefits, outstanding opportunities for learning, great resources, name recognition.
  • DBMI: a vibrant community of scientists and developers whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. For our developers, the department is like an incubator.
  • DCIC: This is us; a small team building the core data management and analysis framework of 4DN, making sure that the data from the network will be accessible to scientists around the world. The working environment provides the best features of a startup: fast pace, flexibility, flat hierarchies.
  • 4DN: An exciting NIH initiative to understand the structure of the cell nucleus and its implications for cancer.


Technologies we use:

  • AWS (lambdas, step functions, and all the other cool stuff)
  • ElasticSearch
  • Docker / CWL
  • RESTful API
  • Git / JIRA
  • Pyramid
  • Node
  • React
  • Travis / Selenium / Codacy

Basic Qualificiations

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field.
  • 3 plus years of experience working with DevOps methodologies supporting infrastructure.
  • Cloud computing architectures (preferably with Amazon Web Services).
  • Experience with version control systems and team software development (preferably Git).
  • Automated testing, Continuous integration/deployment.
  • Strong Python development skills.

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently, manage own time and learn quickly.
  • Ability to define and solve logical problems for highly technical applications.
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical clients.

To apply

A cover letter and CV to burak_alver@hms.harvard.edu.