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Principal Data Engineer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7081783

Posted: August 3, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Center for Computational Biomedicine (CCB) is a new center within the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. Our mission is to provide cutting-edge computational capabilities, data analysis, and data integration technologies to support medical and biological research within the Medical School.

We seek a highly motivated, collaborative individual with excellent communication skills to join our team of technologists and scientists as a Principal Data Engineer. You will help build out the necessary data warehousing infrastructure to support the downstream machine learning analysis and integration of large, complex data sets that will provide a nuanced longitudinal perspective on population- and individual-level health outcomes and disease trajectories. These data sets include healthcare insurance claims, electronic health records, genomics, environmental exposure, and other data modalities. The integration of these data will allow our research teams to make ground-breaking advances in the areas of precision medicine, healthcare AI, healthcare policy/economics, and basic science, all with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

In this role, you will work to develop innovative solutions for warehousing and integrating these large data resources. You will have frequent opportunities to dive deep to troubleshoot complex technical issues in large data management systems, working hand-in-hand with our world-class Information Technology and Research Computing teams. Your work will involve a wide variety of technologies including analytic relational data warehouses (column and row stores), graph databases, array databases, object stores, key/value stores, scale-up and scale-out storage platforms, containerized services, and others. Solutions will be deployed both on-premises and in private and public cloud environments.

Typical Core Duties

Participate fully in software development life cycle
Lead development of technical solutions to deliver business requirements
Participate in long term strategic planning for the application portfolio(s)
Establish and maintain internal/external stakeholder relationships
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of seven years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

MS in Computer Science or related field, with expertise in relational database technologies and 2+ years experience in enterprise data management and data warehousing, or an undergraduate degree in Computer Science with 5+ years experience preferred
Proven understanding of database modeling concepts: entities/tables, relations/constraints, attribute data types, and column data times, with proficiency in SQL
Strong software engineering experience, with a thorough grasp of IT concepts, design and development tools, system architecture and technical standards, shared software concepts, and layered solution and designs
Proven understanding of database modeling concepts: entities/tables, relations/constraints, attribute data types, and column data times, with proficiency in SQL
Strong software engineering experience, with a thorough grasp of IT concepts, design and development tools, system architecture and technical standards, shared software concepts, and layered solution and designs
Experience designing and maintaining multi-terabyte analytic relational databases, including index and query optimization
Experience collaborating with information security teams and working within compliance and data governance constraints
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or cloud-based data warehousing technologies
Experience with non-relational database systems (graph, key/value, document, array data stores)

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.


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Job posting number:#7081783
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
Boston,Massachusetts
United States
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