Principal Data Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts
US$160000 - US$170000 per year + Benefits

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PRINCIPAL DATA ENGINEER
BOSTON

$160,000 - $170,000 + BENEFITS

 

This fully funded research facility based in Downtown Boston is one of the few organizations in its field to have secured funding to pursue this line of research. They are currently hiring for a Principal Data Engineer to join their team. This opportunity is ideally matched to someone with a strong background working with high volumes of data and a strong fundamental background in Computer Science.

 

THE COMPANY

This business has a start-up culture, industry leader funding and a total staff of 60. With intimate knowledge of health care's greatest challenges, decades of clinical experience and vast stores of bio-medical data, and application of the latest advances in cognitive computing, this business is leading the charge towards developing new ways of detecting, diagnosing and treating disease. This organization aims to move medicine from the reactive to the proactive.

 

THE ROLE:

As the Principal Data Engineer, you will be required to:

  • Design, build and maintain data pipelines which ingest large amounts of structured data and images. You will also be required to build large-scale distributed systems.
  • Process petabytes of data from entire organizations and work with time series at millions of data points per second.
  • Build large-scale distributed systems and build API's to access data
  • You will need to be able to integrate companies as they are acquired.
  • Assist in the creation of ML models to find solutions for clinical issues that can be implemented into future processes.

 

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters' in Computer Science highly preferred, Bachelors is required
  • Previous SDLC experience with best practices like unit testing, code reviews and design documentation.
  • Previous experience building data pipelines and interfaces
  • Experience developing large-scale distributed systems to ingest large amounts of data
  • Previous experience using Python, Open-Source Frameworks, SQLserver and extensive database experience
  • Good foundation in Agile development practices

 

THE BENEFITS:

The salary for your role as a Principal Data Engineer is based on level of experience.

Along with this salary, the company provides a wide range of benefits.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please register your interest by sending your CV to Sara Cornwall via the Apply link on this page.

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