Schrödinger is on the cutting edge of computer-aided drug discovery and materials science, collaborating with companies like Takeda, Nimbus, Pfizer, and Sanofi. We set the record for the largest and fastest cloud computing run, and our software suites continue to revolutionize the design of therapeutics and materials.

We’re seeking a Solutions Architect to join us in our mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods.

As a member of our Solutions Architecture group, you’ll work directly with top-tier customers, scientists, and developers to deploy, configure, and tune the company's high-end suite of molecular modeling and informatics applications and related systems. You’ll also maintain Schrödinger’s internal scientific computing resources and work with highly skilled individuals within challenging software environments. In your conversations with our Product Managers, you’ll be the voice of the customer.

If you don’t consider yourself an expert in all of the fields below, that’s OK - we’re looking to hire an adaptable polymath who’s excited to learn on the job. Our team will be happy to help you get up to speed in any unfamiliar areas!

Who will love this job:

  • A scientist who’s enthusiastic about Linux systems administration and is proficient in at least one scripting language like bash or Python
  • A problem-solver with excellent diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • A driven and enthusiastic learner who’s excited about investigating performance issues, benchmarking, recommending improvements, and picking up new skills in the scientific and IT realms 
  • An excellent communicator who is motivated to help customers succeed with our scientific software solutions and willing to travel to customer sites as needed

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure that our software performs optimally in the customer environment (which ranges from small on-prem server setups to sophisticated HPC and cloud environments)
  • Design and implement optimal deployment strategies and custom interfaces for integration with customer systems and technologies
  • Help customers tackle thorny technical issues by collaborating to create smart, efficient and effective solutions
  • Work closely with customers on the installation, configuration, and update/maintenance of on-premises or cloud-hosted installations of our scientific computing and enterprise software applications
  • Collaborate with product managers, developers and scientists, to improve deployment, support, and configuration of our applications
  • Partner with our global IT team to support and improve Schrödinger’s internal infrastructure

What you should have (or be willing to learn):

  • Extensive experience with the Linux OS (and proficiency in a scripting language like bash or Python)
  • Some research data management background in the pharmaceutical industry (or another scientific space) using relational databases and SQL.Experience with developing, deploying and supporting custom ETL solutions is ideal.
  • Solid cloud computing expertise (i.e., hands-on work with GCP, AWS, Azure), ideally with exposure to scalable computing and containerization technologies.
  • Background in HPC technologies (i.e., job management systems, networking, GPGPU computing, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of web-based applications (i.e., REST APIs, data ETL, SQL databases)
  • An interest in life sciences and/or physics (a formal academic background in the classical sciences is a plus!) 

We’d prefer to hire someone who has:

  • A deep background in research informatics, computational chemistry, and/or materials science
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies like Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Advanced networking experience, e.g. DNS, routing, firewalls, proxies, VPCs, NAT gateways
As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.

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