DevOps Lead


Axle Informatics is a bioinformatics and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics and program management, we focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH).

Axle is seeking a new onsite (2 to 3 days per week) DevOps Lead to lead a team of DevOps engineers to support a new portfolio of work for the company. The Lead will be responsible for ensuring delivery and quality of work of the existing team and identifying new resources as demand grows. The Lead will work in a hands on compacity when required and will have input to the strategic direction of DevOps for the programs they and their team support.


Lead responsibilities for DevOps engineers

Review work

Ensure quality

Address deficiencies

Mentor staff

Managing operations and support of assigned programs

DevOps to facilte other teams application development efforts

Support including incident management and resolution

Matain operational stability

Thorough documentation of team activities, incident management, changes, SOPs, architecture, etc.

Assist in architecting, designing, and implementing cloud-based IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions

Assist in architecting, designing, and implementing hybrid-cloud infrastructure for large organizations

Focus on designing, developing, and implementing automation to support continuous delivery and continuous integration solutions

Create a standard approach and best practice to create and maintain automated test plans, test scripts, test suites, etc.

Proactively seeks training and developmental activities related to cloud services

Develop and present technical solutions and configurations for IaaS, PaaSand SaaS environments

Create conceptual, logical and physical design for cloud-based solutions for current on-premsystems

Maintain established service agreements to manage customer expectations and quality standards

Present ideas to both technical and non-technical users and staff to further the adoption of DevOps

Management of onsite infrastructure as well as cloud resources

Required Skills

Must team lead experience

Successful candidates will have a focus on automation and building repeatable solutions. They will have worked in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Platform (GCP)

Experience in automation of code deployment across multiple cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Experience with managing and administering large IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments

Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Experience developing solutions using tools such as Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.

Experience with deploying Node.JS, PHP, .NET and Java based solutions

Experience with automated deployments for LAMP, MEAN, EFK, etc. stacks

Experience with automation, configuration management and version control tools

Experience with debugging and optimizing code and automating routine tasks using scripting languages such as Python, JavaScript, etc.

Ability to evaluate the impact of security issues with respect to the organizations mission and prioritize efforts based on risk

Track record of success on major project transformations and successful transitions to implementation support teams

Hands on experience with physical infrastructure (Network, Servers, SAN, HPC, etc.)


Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience

5+ years of experience working with various cloud platforms

5+ DevOps experience

Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to document policies, procedures and technical diagrams.

Ability to manage a substantial unplanned workload with short deadlines.

Previous experience working with NIH is a plus


100% Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for Employees

Educational Benefits for Career Growth

Paid Time Off (including Holidays)

Employee Referral Bonus

401k matching

Flexible Spending Accounts:

Healthcare (FSA)

Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)

Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)

Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)

The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact: Email:

Disclaimer: The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual’s assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed.

Job Type
Full Time
71 days ago

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