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Manager, Software Engineering

Company: Guardant Health, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360, Guardant360 CDx and GuardantOMNI tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection.

The Data Platform team provides an enriched and valuable ecosystem of data sources and data services that drive innovation for internal and external systems. This team is dedicated to developing advanced technology (Big Data , Cloud, Machine Learning), systems and services to make data secure, rich, high quality, and fast therefore enabling Guardant the ability to leverage its data assets in an effective and timely manner to maximize technology/business development in the extraordinarily complex oncology diagnostic and therapeutic landscape.

We connect patients with clinical trials, help clinicians order our test and receive our clinical reports, and deliver valuable genomic datasets to researchers to help uncover important insights into treatment paradigms and drug discovery. Our technology stack reflects our views of using the best tools for the job, employing Scala, Java, Python along with Kubernetes, Apache Spark, Presto, Kafka, Docker, MySQL, MongoDB and a variety of AWS services to analyze and disseminate vast volumes of genomic data.

Data Acquisition: Utilize expert coding skills to build real-time distributed and reliable data pipelines that ingest and process data at scale.

Data Architecture: Expertise in designing and building big data systems, data lakes; can translate the needs of the business to productize models and data visualizations into a very functional data architecture; partners with Healthcare Intelligence.

Data Validation / Accuracy: Develop quality checks to ensure data accuracy and integrity; recommend process improvements that enhance data integrity; ensure ongoing data integrity and performs skillful data validation.

Reporting / Analysis: Work independently with senior leaders to tackle complex problems by developing sophisticated, testable hypotheses; presents findings formally to diverse stakeholders and committees; meaningfully identifies opportunities for improvement that result in change.

Display / Visualization: Proficient with data visualization tools; develop visualization concepts; deliver excellent visual storytelling; solve complex technical challenges.

Clinical Data Expertise: Strong analytic resource in clinical subject areas with good understanding of the characteristics of data in sources including the EDW and the Data Lake.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with all business functions to thoroughly understand the lifecycle and role of every data element in our business
  • Develop a technical strategy and roadmap to continuously deliver data governance, master and transactional data management, and analytics capabilities

Play a key role in shaping Guardant's technical stack, technology choices and investment

  • 7+ years of experience in designing, implementing and operating data warehouses and data lakes, distributed data pipelines and integration architecture on AWS
  • Solid knowledge of data storage technologies (relational, NoSQL), their capabilities and applications
  • Solid hands on experience in building & operating real-time and batch data pipelines and APIs
  • Experience in implementing multiple data aggregation strategy (nightly/ intraday)
  • Hands-on experience with technologies like Snowflake, Redshift, Spark, Hive, Presto, Kafka and Sqoop
  • Understanding of various Visualization platform (Tableau, D3JS, others)
  • Good understanding of building reporting datasets sourcing from Oracle ERP, CRM and Hyperion(fp&a systems) footprint is essential
  • 3+ years of managing software or data engineering teams
  • Experience with application performance monitoring and assessment desired
  • Work collaboratively with business, bioinformatics scientists and translates business requirements into enterprise information architecture
  • Drive the architecture of data integration from various clinical application and stores, research databases and external sources
  • Develop the processes for updating and maintaining terminologies, and vocabularies including mapping from local to international standards when applicable
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, data analysis and databases
  • Flair for data, schema, data model, how to bring efficiency in big data related life cycle
  • Experience with managing data in regulated healthcare environment (HIPAA compliant) is a plus
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility that supports clear visual communication of quantitative information
  • Proficiency with agile or lean development practices
  • Knowledge of healthcare including Clinical terms and concepts is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, CS, or related area

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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