Systems Engineer

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Company Overview

Imagine if we could match patients with the treatments that prove the most effective for them . . .

GNS Healthcare applies causal machine learning and simulation technology to predict which treatments will work for which patients, improving individual patient outcomes and the health of populations, while reducing the total cost of care.

Headquartered in the biotechnology center of Cambridge, MA, our technology is based on its MeasureBase™ data integration architecture and patented REFS™ (Reverse Engineering and Forward Simulation) causal inference and simulation engine. Health plans, bio-pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, foundations, academic medical centers, and self-insured employers use GNS’ cloud-based solutions to solve pressing and costly problems including those surrounding metabolic syndrome, medication adherence, end-of-life care, preterm birth, personalized care pathways in specialty care, oncology, and diabetes, new drug target discovery, patient stratification in clinical trials, and more. GNS solutions focus on reducing adverse events, slowing disease progression, and improving therapeutic effectiveness through precision matching that maximizes impact on individual patient health outcomes while reducing wasteful spending and downstream medical costs.

Job Summary

This role will ensure the timely, efficient, secure implementation of enterprise infrastructure solutions to help power GNS’s products and services.  This position represents a tremendous opportunity to support enterprise-wide solutions for an individual capable of working in a fast-paced, customer-focused, and challenging environment.  We are looking for someone who is a strong problem solver and has the ability and willingness to constantly learn and update their skills as well as be able to establish themselves as a critical player within a team.

The position, reporting to the Manager of IT, is responsible for supporting operations and scoping, planning/designing, delivering and maintaining systems in a security–critical environment based on needs/requirements.  The Systems Engineer will play an active role within the organization on a continuing basis and must be able to adapt and learn quickly.  The Systems Engineer will play an active role within the organization on a continuing basis, working together with our Information Technology team, and must be able to adapt and learn quickly.  Attention to detail and completeness of work (documentation) will be expected.

This is an exciting opportunity to help a rapidly growing company.

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Design and implement enterprise-wide solutions to support GNS’s needs
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot servers, OSs, software applications, and other computing systems
  • Define, support, and deliver on our policies and procedures
  • Monitor and manage infrastructure and associated services
  • Proactively resolve open issues with scientists or other team members as needed
  • Collaborate with other tech team members in an Agile development environment
  • Proactively communicate risks, obstacles, and deficiencies in plans to the IT team
  • Create user accounts and assign user permissions
  • Install and configure enterprise-wide software
  • Execute anti-virus mechanisms
  • Create backup and retrieval policies and assign bulk storage
  • Create file systems
  • Monitor network communication
  • Update systems upon release of new OS or software versions
  • Implement computer, network, and security policies for system and network users
  • Contribute to business continuity and disaster recovery efforts
  • Implement script based solutions as needed
  • System-related project management
  • User training and management
  • Hardware and software system security, such as protection against hardware theft and abuse, malware/spyware and unauthorized use of systems and components, including firewall and intrusion detection system (IDS) maintenance
  • Support the rest of the IT team as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience with:

    • System Administration (e.g. Linux, Macintosh, Windows)
    • Open source enterprise software (e.g. OpenVPN, OpenDJ)
    • IT automation software (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
    • Healthcare privacy and security (e.g. HIPAA, HITRUST)
    • Planning IT implementations
    • Networking
    • Monitoring, troubleshooting, and supporting enterprise infrastructures
    • AWS and other cloud services in an HPC environment
    • Solid communication and collaboration skills
    • BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Science, or related discipline preferred
  • 5 – 10 years of experience

Company Culture


Our philosophy at GNS is simple:  we cannot transform healthcare with anything less than an all-star team. We are seeking smart, driven people who are experts in their field, have track record to success and a passion for creating change. We believe that strong teams supercharge the performance of individuals, create a fun and dynamic workplace and great results for our clients and the people they serve.

We are passionate about our work and believe in the ability of our technology to change the world. Our core values of integrity, collaboration, value, diversity, and game-changing guide our behaviors with each other and our clients.

GNS offers competitive salaries, stock options, unlimited vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k), and much more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

GNS Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GNS Healthcare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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