Principal DevOps Engineer at Abacus Insights

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Abacus Insights is a mission-driven, start-up technology company that is focused on improving health outcomes, lowering the cost of healthcare, and delivering a more seamless healthcare experience.  At our core, we are passionate about advancing healthcare and improving people’s lives through technology.   

With our deep expertise in cloud-enabled technologies and knowledge of the healthcare industry, we have built an innovative data integration and management platform that allows healthcare payers access to data that has been historically siloed and inaccessible. Through our platform, these health insurance payers can ingest and manage all the data they need to transform their business by supporting their analytical, operational, and financial needs.     

Through this mission and passion to aid people and population health, we have built a highly successful SaaS business that is heavily funded (since our founding in 2017 we have over 18 million) by leading VC firms who have deep expertise in the healthcare and technology industries. At Abacus, we are solving problems of massive scale and complexity in an industry that is not only ripe for disruption but requires innovation. We see massive growth in our future and would love for you to be a part of it! 

At Abacus, the DevOps Engineer’s primary focus is the development of operations systems. The DevOps Team is focused on improving the telemetry around and availability of Abacus’ product offerings, while also contributing to the sustainability of engineering practice throughout the organization. We are responsible for a diverse set of tasks from across the devops spectrum, and we are acutely interested in avoiding single points of failure in both software and humans.

As a Principal Engineer in 2020, you will:

  • Drive design, implementation, and adoption of our Gitlab- and AWS-based continuous delivery platform.
  • Sustain and improve the deployment and operations codebases for some third-party components.
  • Create system-wide solutions to incoming security and compliance requirements as we work towards HITRUST certification.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives relating to frameworks and processes which cut across the engineering organization.

As a leading candidate, you have:

  • 8+ years of development experience, including some architecture and design
  • 3+ years working as part of, or alongside, a linux operations team
  • Deep experience with AWS, including serverless and containerized architectures
    • Lambda
    • EKS/ECS
    • Cloudwatch
    • Cloudtrail
    • Adjacent and supporting services
  • Solid understanding of Linux systems administration and networking
  • Working knowledge of the Kubernetes framework and Helm
  • Demonstrable “been there, done that” expertise in continuous delivery, using one of the industry-standard platforms, such as:
    • Gitlab
    • Jenkins
    • Travis
  • A grounding in security best practices throughout the software stack
  • Fluent command of the tools of the trade:
    • Terraform
    • Ansible
    • Bash/Python
    • Serverless Framework, or similar

As a leader in the space, you are:

  • Able to take a vague problem statement and design a solution
  • Adept at breaking a complex course of action into bite sized chunks
  • Eager to incorporate new ideas into an ever-expanding view of the SDLC
  • Clear and concise in your communication
  • Comfortable working alone or in a group
  • Effective at raising the DevOps IQ both internally and across teams
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In the heart of Boston Financial District. 10/15 Minute walk from both South and North Station. Short walks to historic North End and Faneuil Hall.

An Insider's view of Abacus Insights

How does the company support your career growth?

Career growth is a focal point at Abacus and something that is always promoted at our all hands meetings. It has been tremendously supported at Abacus and preached by leadership through action. Abacus dedicates funds for each department to attend conferences/workshops and travel associated. I haven't seen that much our of earlier stage companies.

Dave Aquilino

Talent Acquisition Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We are a small but growing company, located in 2 cities, have beads working remotely, and some travel a lot. Remaining connected to the team is critical and I use as many of the existing tools possible email, Slack, Zoom, confluence. Our offices are all open plan so accessing me is easy and it is more likely that I will access my team!

Minal Patel


What are Abacus Insights Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Participation in the Wonderfund. A non-profit focused on providing comfort and dignity to children in traumatic situations and enrich childhoods that have been impacted by abuse and neglect.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Abacus employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Health Care FSA, and up to $5,000 annually to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $12500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
The Abacus office is located in a dog-friendly building.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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