Senior Site Compute Engineer


Norwood, MA

The Role

This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the talent engine fueling a high growth organization that is radically changing the biotech industry. Moderna has implemented a cloud first strategy where most of our systems and enterprise applications are deployed in the Cloud. At the same time, we internally host some critical systems supporting the local manufacturing and lab environments. Moderna is seeking an experienced Senior Site Compute Engineer to take on the challenge of engineering site-based infrastructure solutions in this environment with a focus on scale and performance while providing strong guarantees of availability to our users. At Moderna, we work collaboratively as a team, boldly strive for excellence, are constantly curious and committed to ongoing learning and improvement and are relentless in our pursuit of the best talent in the industry.

Here’s What You’ll Do

  • Act as the Americas regional site owner for compute and storage capabilities through the full life cycle of the environment.

  • Provision and deploy solutions for high availability, high security and high performance.

  • Develop and document technical plans for backups, disaster recovery and business continuity.

  • Implement cloud-based monitoring, alerting and active monitoring of risks to services SLAs.

  • Design technical infrastructure processes, integrate solutions into existing infrastructure, consult on development projects and help deploy solutions that meet functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Have a focus on automation of operational processes, configuration management and monitoring of application components.

  • Own our IT infrastructure, where we’ll trust you to troubleshoot and debug run-time issues. While this is not an operational role, you will provide L3/L4 escalation support.

  • Understand and adhere to Moderna operational processes following an ITIL framework to ensure auditability and compliance with industry standards (SOX, GMP, HIPAA, GDPR, etc.)

  • Continually evaluate service and infrastructure usage to effectively manage performance, capacity and cost – automating solutions wherever possible

  • Contribute to documentation required to guide on-call engineers and on-board team members

  • Interface with customers to address problems and drive issue though resolution.

  • Limited travel (both regionally and internationally) as required for new site build support

Here’s What You’ll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • 7+ years of experience as a Systems / Infrastructure Engineer

  • 3+ years’ experience with VMware infrastructure

  • 3+ years’ experience on AWS cloud infrastructure

  • BS level technical degree or equivalent experience required

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Computer Science or Math background preferred

  • Extensive engineering experience with VMware, Windows and Linux. VMware certification a plus

  • Solid working knowledge of storage platforms (Pure, Weka, Nimble, NetApp, etc.)

  • Experience deploying solutions for service monitoring, automated remediation, measuring availability and reliability, performance, analytics and security

  • Ability to develop and leverage tools for managing infrastructure as code

  • Proficiency in the use of automation tools, configuration management solutions, DevOps principles, machine learning and data manipulation for operational reports

  • Excellent knowledge of scripting languages such as Python and Powershell

  • Proficiency in compliance, third party security tools/platforms, encryption/KMS, etc.

  • Experience writing process requirements, technical design documents and standard operating procedures

  • Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or healthcare setting

  • Working knowledge of relevant GxP concepts, guidelines and regulations as they relate to systems qualification and application validation

  • Excellent problem-solving and project management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic fast-paced environment and work in an Agile development framework

  • General networking knowledge

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with end-users, peers and external vendors

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary year-end shutdown
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)