Technical lead - Sr Software Developer

United States of America, California, South San Francisco

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The AWS Technical Lead position is within the Pharma Informatics team in SSF that is responsible to provide IT Services to Genentech’s Corporate Functions. Genentech’s Corporate Function IT organization interfaces with Legal, Health Care and Compliance, Site Services, Corporate Relations and HR in SSF and specifically. This position will be focused on closely partnering with business stakeholders and Informatics colleagues to deliver the IT Service to the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assess and recommend best EC2 instance and/or S3 storage classes.
  • Set up a practice of continuous development and deployment.
  • Lead delivery of technical solutions for portfolio of projects with in the team.

  • Provide hands-on leadership to our software engineers to design and develop solutions on AWS.

  • Responsible for the technical oversight and leadership of outside vendors and international software developers working on the solutions that you own.

  • Develop technology strategy, architecture, and roadmap for solutions within Genentech’s Corporate Function IT Team.

  • Provide application integration and solution support working collaboratively with business partners to achieve their strategic goals.

  • Manage the successful implementation and delivery of solution releases, possibly spanning multiple parallel tracks.

  • Responsible for the technical oversight and leadership of outside vendors and international software developers working on the solutions that you own.

  • Collaborates with internal and external teams to leverage cloud platforms.

  • Keeps track of industry and cutting-edge technology trends, connect and foster external networking opportunities to look for new and innovative ways to do business differently.

  • Help instill agile product/DevOps mindset within the service delivery teams

  • Track progress, resolve dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status to management and business stakeholders.


  • BS in Computer Science, Information systems, or related disciplines.

  • 8+ years of experience in developing and managing software solutions.

  • Hands on experience with designing, building and operationalizing solutions in AWS.

  • Ability to troubleshoot across layers of the technology stack.

  • Experience with AWS - S3, Redshift, Glue, Lambda, Kinesis, Athena, CloudWatch required.
  • Experience with programming in one of the following languages – Python, Javascript, Golang and/or Java.

  • Strong leadership, influencing and communication skills to work with leadership and stakeholders in executing the vision and providing content and best practices on using CI/CD services.

  • Ability to leverage his/her experience in delivering and supporting global information systems in an environment for a diverse and distributed user base while relying on a number of global/enterprise shared services.

  • Knowledge of Single Sign On (SSO), reverse proxy, firewall, servers and load balancer technologies including the new server less technology.

  • Familiarity / experience with the following technologies and solutions: Cloud, Mobility, Analytics, digitization, digital health, reporting, visualization tools and presentation along with Machine Learning and AI Concepts.

  • Relevant experience in Enterprise Software Architecture, including AWS architecture and modeling using relational databases running SQL (AWS RDS Oracle) and non-SQL stores (e.g. S3, graph databases, RDF store).


Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

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