Platform Engineer *Remote Work*

Expert (10 + years )
Remote UTC-10, -5, -8
Job Category
Platform Engineer
Skills Required
Software Development
Equal Opportunity, Vision Insurance, Remote Work, Annual Bonus
This position may be based out of South San Francisco, California, USA, with remote work locations possible in The United States.

The Position

The Genentech Research and Early Development IT group seeks a talented and motivated Platform Engineer to join us in supporting scientific software development. Your responsibilities will focus on building a development platform that supports everything from a code commit to deployment using a variety of tools to automate the process while making it fast and safe. Starting with build automation you will develop processes for storing secrets, managing containers and artifacts, testing code and monitoring continuous delivery among other things. The job will utilize and build on your experience in software development, cloud computing, and automation of a variety of existing and emerging technology and applications. You will join a team of cloud computing and HPC engineers as well as laboratory IT support professionals with technical skills and experience in both technology and life sciences. Together, you will have the opportunity to build a modern software environment to help propel Genentech's drug development ambitions.

The Genentech Research and Early Development organization is a world-class research and drug development organization. Staffed with some of the world's most brilliant scientists, bioinformaticians, and computational researchers, the breadth and depth of scientific expertise across a broad range of disciplines can't be overstated. Encouraging an open, academic-like atmosphere and frequently publishing in top-tier, peer reviewed journals, scientists work with a variety of technologies including high performance computing (HPC), cloud platforms, modern software development tools, petabyte-scale storage, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

  • Collaborate with the business and IT to develop platform patterns and standards
  • Architect, develop, build, and deploy cloud based software engineering platforms
  • Automate processes to reduce or eliminate manual steps and improve reproducibility
  • Accelerate the software development lifecycle by creating build, test, and deploy pipelines
  • Provide guidance to new and existing development groups on technology adoption
  • Act as escalation point for incidents, upgrades, and migrations to support operations
  • Rigorously document solutions and provide knowledge transfer to operational teams
  • Technically lead and mentor other team members, delegating work, and tracking progress

  • 8+ years architecting, building, and deploying software development pipelines
  • Expertise in AWS managed services (EKS, ECS, etc) to accelerate software development
  • Extensive use of infrastructure automation tools and configuration management a must
  • Experience with artifact repositories, secrets management & container orchestration tools
  • Demonstrated experience in software development and application lifecycle management
  • A focus on solution delivery, with excellent time management and organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with your own team, technical IT partners, and customers
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to non-technical audiences

RAB-eligible employees

For Colorado-based applicants, the expected salary range for this position is $146,200.00 - $189,200.00. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors permitted by law. A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits listed below.

Roche offers highly competitive benefit plans and programs, including:
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Roche Long Term Incentive Plan (available at certain position levels)


Who we are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

Unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation under applicable law, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with customer requirements, the company’s health and safety obligations and/or applicable law or guidelines.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers Homepage.

Job Level:

Individual contributor

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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