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Data Engineer

Job Description

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #72806

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring a Data Engineer on a contract basis.

Work Location:  Seattle, WA (50% onsite)

Rate type: W2 only 


Seeking a Data engineer/ System Analyst to support a clinical trial data integration and analysis platform. This position involves developing Python and SQL based data integration pipelines with other corporate systems, developing visualizations and reports in SQL, Python, R and Spotfire. Work includes developing complex analyses, creating functional documentation, developing test plans, evaluating, and integrating AWS based services and working closely other scientists and staff across various functions.


Scripting languages: Python and SQL proficiency is required and familiarity with R and RStudio is desired.

Visualization Tools: Experience with visualization tools like Spotfire (ideal), Tableau or alternatively, report development utilizing script/programming language toolkits.

ETL Tools: Familiarity with ETL tools like Apache Airflow, SSIS, Dell Boomie or similar products.

Environment: Working experience or knowledge in healthcare/cancer research IT field, ideally working with clinical data and scientific software platforms like LabKey Server. Must be comfortable with multi-platform development, familiar with standard AWS services like EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudWatch, S3, etc. and must have a good working knowledge of SDLC processes using toolsets such as Atlassian, GitHub source control, CI approaches, etc. Candidate must be a trusted player on the team with the goal of playing a part in the larger company goal of curing cancer and needs to be able to shift priorities and work in a dynamic environment. Candidate will be expected to work with scientists to understand their analysis requirements and build analysis ready data sets in the latest technology environments.



Minimum of a bachelors degree with 5 years of industry experience or a Masters degree with 3 years of industry experience. A degree in the biological or physical sciences is preferred.

Daily Activities:


1) Developing custom ETL jobs in Python; 2) Creating custom reports in LabKey server using a combination of query development in SQL and R, with customizations defined in XML and JSON; 3) Writing SQL queries for ETL jobs and reports; 4) Leveraging AWS services for ETL services and platform infrastructure; 5) Collaborating with other scientists to understand reporting needs and collaborating with IT to support infrastructure; 6) Developing Spotfire dashboards


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