Senior Data Engineer

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

The Computational Health Informatics Program ( at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking an experienced data engineer to join the SMART Health IT team ( to make healthcare better!

You are an engineering professional who puts users first, is highly communicative, thrives in diverse and cross-functional teams and is interested in creating technology to empower patients, healthcare providers and researchers. As a member of the team that has literally defined the national standards for an “App Store for Health” and for interoperable data on populations, you will be at the center of innovation in healthcare.

SMART is an internationally leading, open source, standards-based technology platform that enables innovators to create apps that seamlessly and securely run across the healthcare system. SMART — gaining adoption by Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Medicare, health systems, health IT vendors, app developers and has been written into sweeping laws and regulations to promote a robust health information economy.

About you:
Strong background in distributed data processing and software engineering, can build high-quality, scalable data products.
Good knowledge of data architectures, databases, data modeling and data infrastructure ecosystem.
You love freedom and dislike being micromanaged. Given context, you’re capable of self-direction.
Motivated to explore new technologies and learn, and can do so without taking formal education.
Passionate about open source and interested in having your work widely used around the world.

Collaborate with partners to understand needs, model tables using data warehouse standard methodologies, and develop data pipelines to transform and load large healthcare datasets.
Develop automation and tooling to support distributed querying across federated cloud data repositories.
Manage the entire lifecycle of projects independently, including but not limited to, gathering requirements, communicating design decisions to cross-functional teams, and proactively seeking and incorporating user feedback.
Present your work at conferences and meetings and collaborate with developers from other organizations to create and improve open standards.

In order to qualify you must have:
Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent industry experience.
BS and 5+ years of relevant work experience, MS and 4+ years of relevant work experience, or PhD and 3+ years of relevant work experience
Experience in big data technologies (eg. Spark, BigQuery, Redshift, Flink, Map/Reduce, HDFS, Pig, Hive, Presto, Airflow, Luigi, Kafka, Avro, Parquet)
Experience building data infrastructure in the cloud (eg. AWS, Google Cloud, Azure)
Practical experience with Python and SQL including ability to write, analyze, and debug SQL
Comfort working in a variety of tech stacks – a working knowledge of NodeJs and front-end development is a plus but not required
Experience with Jupyter notebooks (or similar) is a big plus
Ideal candidates will have a deep understanding of technical and functional designs for databases, reporting, and data mining areas.
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Sharing a link to your work on GitHub is a plus.
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.



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