Azure Cloud Engineer (Enterprise Data & Digital Health)
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 3139412-1435_1607615392
As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.
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General Summary/Overview Statement
Mass General Brigham's Enterprise Data and Digital Health (EDDH) initiative is working to expand access to digital tools and technologies that address significant health care challenges. The Research Information Science & Computing (RISC) group of Mass General Brigham plays a critical role in ensuring the success of this initiative. Our focus is on accelerating the digital transformation of healthcare by redefining how data is used to improve patient outcomes. To better enable researchers and clinicians, we are building tools, repositories, and new data workflows optimized for data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
We are looking for a Cloud Engineer with experience in Microsoft Azure, Linux, Windows, Docker, Kubernetes, and other cloud technologies. The role is responsible for supporting the foundational and infrastructure component of cloud services, particularly in Azure. Using your knowledge, you will execute tasks that support Azure integration with on-prem platforms/services, as well as integration of the platform extension into Azure.
Working closely with the central IS cloud enablement and Information Security & Privacy teams, you will be designing and architecting the azure systems for research and operations analytics workloads, standardizing deployments using Infrastructure as Code to automate and orchestrate the environments.
The Cloud Engineer will have a deep understanding of Azure compute, storage, networking, identity management services and solid experience supporting and integrating hybrid cloud architectures. The job also requires a deep understanding and working knowledge of Azure ARM, Azure DevOps, Git and the release management strategies.
Candidates are not expected to be deeply knowledgeable in all areas but must demonstrate the ability and desire to learn and to support a large and diverse environment. Ideal candidates thrive on variety and innovation in their daily work and working with a wide range of technologies in an academic environment.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Deploy and support the foundational and infrastructure component of cloud services in Azure for Research projects and DevOps personnel in Research EDDH • Working closely with the central IS cloud enablement and Information Security & Privacy teams to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of our service offerings. • Standardize deployments using Infrastructure as Code to automate and orchestrate the environments and implement version control systems and CI/CD pipelines to guarantee as solid change control mechanism across the entire stack. • Implement monitoring solutions for infrastructure (servers and containers) and applications, to ensure health, performance and availability of all services using Azure Monitor and Azure Application Insights. • Design, implement and maintain modern, and easy-to-scale log aggregation solutions with auto-discover capabilities to monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure and application issues using built-in capabilities • Analyze the result of servers, containers and applications using Azure Log Analytics and implement changes to improve performance and resources utilization using Azure Advisor. • Implement and maintain backup and Disaster Recovery solutions using Azure Backup Services to protect Azure VMs, Azure File Shares, SQL Server databases, etc. • Suggest cybersecurity solutions and process improvements to help minimize the risks to computer network defense threats. • In the course of expanding and improving the service capability, you will develop, publish and maintain knowledge base articles and documentation on systems features, best practices and usage, how-to's as well as training and reference materials for the community using the ERIS wiki and knowledge management tools.
Qualifications • BA/BS/engineering degree required or equivalent combination of skills/experience. Advanced degree in engineering or related scientific discipline preferred. • A minimum of 5 years of technical experience working with cloud computing, preferably Azure • Solid understanding of Infrastructure as Code, Azure DevOps or Git and configuration management tools, such as Ansible or Puppet • A combination of education and experience may be substituted for requirements.
• Working knowledge of infrastructure as code (IaC) and DevOps practices and experience using infrastructure automation frameworks such as ARM, Terraform, CloudFormation, etc. • Strong Azure DevOps skills, including code management, build, deployment, CI/CD. • Strong understanding of source code version control systems, Git, and code branching/merging strategies • Working knowledge of data movement between on-prem systems and the cloud and a good understanding of data movement within the cloud (Virtual Networks, Subnets, Network Security Groups, VPN, etc.) • Understanding of Identity and Access Management in the cloud, using technologies and protocols such as Azure AD and OAUTH2, Conditional Access, MFA, Okta, etc. to secure infrastructure and applications. • Able to configure monitoring for production infrastructure and applications. • Knowledge of the following would be advantageous: Azure Data Factory, Event Hub, Azure VMs, Log Analytics, Azure Synapse, Azure Functions, Azure Databricks. • Knowledge of a programming/scripting language (PowerShell, Python, etc.) and how to interact with a REST API or use command line tools. • Strong verbal and written communication, ability to write clear technical documentation. • High level of initiative and eagerness to learn new technologies. • Nice to haves: • Azure Administrator Associate or Azure Certification • Familiarity with information technology security and data privacy considerations applicable to a healthcare environment is advantageous. Working Conditions
• MGB has implemented special remote working policies due to COVID-19. These policies are subject to change; however, it is currently expected that this position will work remotely (e.g. from home) full time through June 2021. Potential for 100% remote work past June 2021 based on departmental needs.
If onsite: • 5-10% travel outside of Boston may be required • Possible local travel to Partners sites, vendors, and conferences • Normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear; use hands to finger; handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job • As projects and priorities dictate, flexible work and off-hours are required including evening, night and weekend hours to cover events, roll-outs and special projects • Occasionally lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.
Supervisory Responsibility • No direct reports; provides guidance to less seasoned and new staff Fiscal Responsibility * Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by effectively using Partners resources * meeting project estimated time is required.
EEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).