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Site Reliability Engineer at Prognos
New York City, NY, US
This role can be based anywhere in the U.S.


We’re moving our technical operations in the following direction. This is a chance to join our technical leadership, roll up your sleeves, and advance our infrastructure as code and other efforts to build a flexible, top notch set of services with the rest of the team. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. SRE ensures that Prognos’ services—both our internally critical and our externally-visible systems—have reliability and uptime appropriate to client’s needs and a fast rate of improvement while keeping an ever-watchful eye on capacity and performance.

Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. SREs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, retrospectives and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.

Behind everything our clients receive is the architecture built by the dev teams and Security & Technical Operations (STO) team, who together keep it running. Through building the next generation of platforms, we make the Prognos product portfolio grow. We're always on call to keep our systems up and running, ensuring our clients have the best experience possible.

Engineers are important to us, so we provide excellent tools to help you craft amazing products. Our group is optimized for engineer happiness and we try to keep the company "overhead" to a minimum at all times.

There is freedom to work wherever, whenever you want, as long as all the team’s work gets done. We recognize that our practices can impinge on exactly where and when, and we do have other requirements that limit that privilege, but the freedom is greatly intact. We are occasionally in the NY, US based office to help keep our sense of ourselves alive and have some fun with our co-workers. You can expect to do some pair programming as well as work independently on various projects. We use late model MacBook Pros, and when we're in the office it's a quiet workplace free of unnecessary distractions. There's a company-wide expectation of both personal and professional excellence.

Free food, snacks, drinks, are available as well the myriad choices that surround the office in FIDI.

We work a lot in Go, Terraform, Ansible & AWS. We‘re using containers and No-Ops/Serverless. Most of our stuff is “right sized” services decoupled by events/messaging.

Who You Are:

Professional with senior level experience. 5+ years of technical experience or clear contribution potential. You possess great intellectual curiosity, problem solving and openness. These are the keys to your success. Our organization brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote work on meaningful company projects, and we strive to create an environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to learn and grow.


Be a leader in the Security & Technical Operations team (our version of SRE)
Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services—from inception and design, through deployment, operation and refinement.
Participate in iterative/agile software development.
Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews.
Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
Practice sustainable incident response and restrospectives.
Minimum Qualifications:

BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding or equivalent practical experience.
Experience with algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design.
Experience in one or more of the following: Go, Python, Scala, Ruby, C, or C++.
Preferred Qualifications:

Interest in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting distributed systems.
Managing our multi-cloud roadmap, user requests, with strength in AWS services.
Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.
Prognos Values & Culture:

We are collaborative. We put team trust and energy ahead of individual stardom. We are humble and willing to admit when wrong.
We go above and beyond. We exceed the needs of our partners and are not limited by our job descriptions. We are accountable for our actions, work, decisions, and results.
We are purposeful in all that we do. We focus on what matters and prioritize. We think in perspective and see the full picture.
We are curious. We learn from solving big problems. We are never satisfied and always strive for a better way. We aim to continually develop ourselves.
We are courageous and honest. We are not afraid to speak out. We challenge the process. We deal with conflict head on.
We are enthusiastic. We are optimistic for change and a better future. We believe in the greater good. We celebrate accomplishments and have fun.
Our culture guide:
About Prognos:

Prognos is a healthcare AI company focused on eradicating disease by driving decisions earlier in healthcare in collaboration with payers, Life Sciences and diagnostics companies. The Prognos Registry is the largest source of clinical diagnostics information in over 30 disease areas, with over 5B medical records for 100M patients. Prognos has 500 extensive proprietary and learning clinical algorithms to enable earlier patient identification for enhanced treatment decision-making, risk management and quality improvement. The company is supported by a $23M investment from Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHIF). For more information, visit

Our Mission:

To improve health by tracking and predicting disease the earliest

Our Vision:

To eradicate disease so that humanity reaches its full potential

Selected Perks:

Free FreshDirect food, snacks, drinks, etc. delivered to the office weekly
Flexible work arrangements
Monthly Happy Hours with Leadership