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Our team is making genetic information accessible to all.

Site Reliability Engineer, Lead


Invitae is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer whom will help operations scale durably while increasing product velocity, and further deliver on our mission to bring genetic information into mainstream medical practice. You will respond to production bottlenecks, investigate their causes, and engineer lasting solutions. Our ideal candidate is a collected and organized problem solver with an eye for automation, and equally excellent communication skills. If you’re looking for a challenging role that tangibly contributes to making genetic testing an everyday part of healthcare, we want to hear from you!


  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, another science or equivalent experience
  • Mastery of one or more scripting languages for automating common tasks in a UNIX environment (e.g., Bash, Perl, Python)
  • Prior experience administering and supporting servers and applications in AWS, Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure
  • 3+ years experience with relational databases
  • Experience in a project / program / product management capacity
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Good team player, but able to work effectively independently
  • Service an interrupt-driven system

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Atlassian solutions
  • Experience with NoSQL
  • Lab and LIMS experience
  • 5+ years experience with Python and web programming frameworks (eg. Django, Flask, ORM)
  • 3+ years experience with DevOps or related fields (eg. Docker, Fabric, version control)
  • 1+ years experience with Javascript and well established MV* frameworks (eg. React, Backbone, etc)


  • Develop site monitoring and alerting
  • Report performance of operations
  • Communicate with Users, Computing, and Development teams in the event of an incident
  • Participate in balanced on-call rotation
  • Troubleshoot complex issues quickly and effectively
  • Facilitate root cause investigations
  • Recognize automation opportunities
  • Develop troubleshooting playbooks when necessary
  • Develop tools to enable prevention, detection, and mitigation

Invitae envisions a world in which genomic sequencing routinely informs lifelong health care decisions. We provide comprehensive, rapid, and affordable genome sequencing and clinically relevant interpretations of genomic data. We are committed to enabling the utilization of genomic data in order to improve health, catalyze scientific and medical research, and contribute to improved outcomes for everyone.

Invitae is an open, title-free company that operates as a meritocracy. We focus intently on our ability to deliver reliable solutions that contribute to improving people's lives. We ruthlessly eliminate overhead and policies that interfere with productivity. We have excellent benefits.

Our new headquarters is in San Francisco and we have offices in Oakland and Palo Alto as well. All are located within walking distance of public transportation options.

At Invitae, we value diversity and provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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