Director, Cloud
 Boston, MA

Requisition Number: DIREC01298

Advarra provides integrated solutions that safeguard trial participants, empower clinical sites, ensure compliance, and optimize research performance. Connecting the clinical research ecosystem, Advarra delivers solutions through a site-centric approach that unifies and accelerates the drug development lifecycle, making clinical trials safer, smarter, and faster.

General Summary:Advarra is looking for a senior technology leader to lead the effort in designing, building, and operating the next generation cloud platform for Advarra products and services.

*We are looking for resources in GMT/UTC/Western Europe and the US - Eastern/Central time zones.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Player-Coach role: 75% technical leader & 25% customer facing
  • Design, build, and operate next generation cloud platforms in AWS
  • Create scalable AWS infrastructure, design deployment pipelines and build monitoring and resilience into platform
  • Design and implement cloud authentication strategies
  • Design and lead the team in keeping the runbooks current
  • Manage costs in a SaaS environment
  • Produce analytics and models to drive margins across cloud business
  • Responsible for SDLC best practices, manage backlog, epics and development releases
  • Focus on initial customer acquisition, new product launches and growth of the Advarra Cloud solution
  • Deliver new approaches in design to reduce cost, improve efficiency, improve resilience and/or increase customer satisfaction
  • Partner with sales/cross functional teams to ensure customer requirements fit the solution and value is seen
  • Engage with customers to understand technical and security aspects of Advarra Cloud
  • Onboard customers to Advarra Cloud
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred


  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant work experience in DevOps, Software Development or System Administration
  • Experience working in highly regulated industries and various security related industry standards (i.e., ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 2 & HIPAA)
  • Healthcare software, clinical trial management systems, and/or related experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Professional experience with the following technology:
    • Professional experience with the following technology:
      • Linux administration
      • Technology experience includes Terraform, Ansible, and Python
    • Infrastructure as Code experience specific to AWS is required
    • Experience managing Kanban boards and Jira is required
    • Scripting and automation skills for working in an AWS environment
    • Experience with continuous integration and deployment of SaaS environments
    • Experience with configuration management tools, managing container-based platforms
    • Experience with DevOps and release management tools
    • Experience building highly secure cloud solutions in regulated industries is a plus
    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with cross functional teams
    • Fast learner, highly organized and experienced in demonstrating focus to complete the highest priorities

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time at stationary workstation.
  • Regularly carry, raise, and lower objects of up to 25 Lbs.
  • Learn and comprehend basic instructions.
  • Focus and attention to tasks and responsibilities.
  • Verbal communication; listening and understanding, responding, and speaking.

EEO Statement:Advarra provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status, citizenship, genetic information or any other status or characteristic covered by federal, state, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. EEO/M/F/Disabled/Vets