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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center IT Cloud Engineer I in Seattle, Washington

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Cloud Engineering (CLD) team within Fred Hutch’s IT organization is responsible for architecting, implementing, and maintaining scalable cloud services for scientific and administrative groups.

The IT Cloud Engineer I will work with customers to understand their needs and translate those needs into business requirements. This role is responsible for the design, implementation, automation, deployment and support of solutions built in AWS, Azure, and GCP. The right candidate will have a strong appetite for learning and a desire to exercise creativity in an IT setting, as well as a strong knowledge of cloud computing fundamentals. The Cloud Engineer I will report to the IT Cloud Engineering Manager.

  • Work with stakeholders to establish requirements for data projects and propose scalable solutions in a multi-cloud environment.

  • Implement scalable, secure, and resilient solutions in a multi-cloud environment.

  • Support project tasks, documentation, and customer communication for assigned work.

  • Support Infrastructure as Code (IaC) solutions using Terraform, Ansible or other like programs in partnership with senior Cloud Engineers.

  • Participate in the DevOps cycle, utilizing CI/CD best practices to make changes to production environments (tools may include Gitlab, GitHub, or other)

  • Support automation of common tasks using scripting languages such as Python, Bash, and PowerShell in partnership with senior Cloud Engineers.

  • Support implementation of logging and monitoring solutions in partnership with senior Cloud Engineers.

  • Perform operational tasks, including but not limited to onboarding/offboarding of customers and role creation, and permissions management in partnership with senior Cloud Engineers.

  • Cultivate relationships with customers across Fred Hutch and Consortium partners and drive adoption of best practices and tools.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics OR equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience.

  • Ability to advocate on behalf of the customer and synthesize pain points into a list of requirements.

  • Ability to manage one’s own time, projects, and day-to-day work.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, multi-task and prioritize a team or project’s workload.

  • Foundational knowledge of AWS, Azure, or GCP services (S3, EC2, Batch, LAMDA, RDS, AWS Config, IAM, CloudWatch, CloudTrail strongly preferred).

  • Foundational knowledge of Python, Julia, R, PowerShell, Bash, or other scripting languages.

  • Foundational knowledge of GitHub, GitLab, or other CI/CD tools.

  • Foundational knowledge of Terraform, Ansible, or other infrastructure-as-code tools.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a research/educational setting and/or support of clinical trials.

  • Previous experience communicating and presenting to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $81,979 to $122,969 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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