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Lead Site Reliability Engineer (Remote)

Company: IQVIA
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

External Job Description
The Site Reliability Engineering team is responsible for building and maintaining DMD's cloud-based infrastructure. This involves the use of modern tools and techniques to provision, deploy, configure and monitor a wide array of technologies, from serverless web applications to database clusters, traditional web-server farms and more.
The Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SrSRE) will, as a member of this team, help to lead the planning, designing and implementation of many such services. They will work closely with various business units throughout the organization, mostly development teams, to whom the team provides infrastructure in a rigorously defined set of services.
The successful candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate a solid foundation of technical knowledge , meaning a full understanding of foundational concepts of Linux , Cloud infrastructure , Infrastructure as Code (IaC), general networking (TCP/IP), and programming/scripting (Python/Bash).
Above and beyond the requisite skillset, the ideal candidate will take a holistic view towards infrastructure engineering, with the overarching goal of ensuring reliability of operations. Observable, reproducible, scalable and highly reliable infrastructure are of utmost importance and the Senior SRE will endeavor to make this the de facto approach at all times.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Deploy and maintain critical applications on cloud-based architecture

  • Implement automation, effective monitoring and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC)

  • Lead and assist product engineers in creating practical architectural implementation of proposed solutions

  • Strong oral and written communication abilities are critical. Effective written communication is particularly important, given that this is a remote work opportunity and collaborative group.

  • Provide detailed specifications for proposed solutions

  • Provide clear goals for all areas of a project and develop steps to oversee their timely execution

  • Continuously evaluate existing systems with industry standards, and make recommendations for improvement

  • Help define, document, evolve, and evangelize high engineering standards and best practices across multiple areas

  • Collaborate and mentor other engineers throughout the company and seek to continually improve process

    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent professional experience

    • Significant (7+ years) experience building, managing, and supporting cloud-based IT infrastructure ( IaC )

    • Good understanding of current security practices

    • Thorough knowledge of Unix and/or Linux fundamentals and system administration

    • Experience with infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tools or technologies (notably Terraform )

    • Expertise with public cloud services (notably AWS )

    • Solid foundational knowledge of TCP/IP networking

    • Knowledge of source control systems and workflow (notably git )

    • Knowledge of modern DevOps/SRE practices

    • Some programming/scripting experience with at least one language ( Python , Go, JavaScript notably)

    • Windows system administration knowledge is a plus , but not required

      IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible - to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at https://jobs.iqvia.com
      We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities. https://jobs.iqvia.com/eoe
      As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA's ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status. https://jobs.iqvia.com/covid-19-vaccine-status
      IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare - and human health - forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.
      To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q - Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.
      EEO Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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