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Sr. / Staff Data Platform Engineer

Company: Karius
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

About KariusKarius is a venture-backed life science startup that is transforming the way pathogens and other microbes are observed throughout the body. By unlocking the information present in microbial cell-free DNA, we're helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, providing industry partners with access to 1000's of biomarkers to accelerate clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.PositionSummaryWe are seeking seasoned data engineers (Sr. and Staff levels) to design and develop scalable data platform services to meet our rapid business growth. We are building AI-driven data analytics pipelines to deliver life-saving results in the highly complex infectious disease landscape. In this role, you will have the opportunity to define the technology roadmap, develop, and optimize the data platform to enable our users to extract values from large amounts of genomic, clinical, operation and clinical data to provide actionable insights to serve the business and patients. Why Should You Join Us?Karius aims to conquer infectious diseases through innovations around genomic sequencing and machine learning. The company's platform is already delivering unprecedented insights into the microbial landscape, providing clinicians with a comprehensive test capable of identifying more than a thousand pathogens directly from blood, and helping industry accelerate the development of therapeutic solutions. The Karius test we provide today is one of the most advanced solutions available to physicians who aim to deliver better care to many otherwise ineffectively treated patients. Our test is the result of some incredible work done by our scientists, statisticians, engineers, and physicians, all driven by the same mission. You, as part of the Karius team, will be able to see how directly your work has a life-changing impact on people, and at scale.Reports to:Director, Data Engineering Location: Redwood City, CA PrimaryResponsibilitiesDesign, develop, and operate a scalable Data Platform that ingests, stores, and aggregates various datasets.Provide ML data platform capabilities for R&D and Analytics teams to perform data preparation, model training and management, and run experiments against clinical and genomic datasets.Build and maintain data ETL/ELT pipelines to source and aggregate the required internal data to calculate operational and commercial KPIs and various data analysis and reporting needs.Develop integrations with Karius and 3rd party systems to source, qualify and ingest various datasets. Working closely with cross-functional groups and stakeholders, such as the product, engineering, medical, and scientific teams, for data modeling and general life cycle management.Provide data analytics and visualization tools to extract valuable insights from the data and enable data-driven decisions.Working closely with the Security and Compliance teams, deploy necessary data governance to meet the regulatory and legal requirements. What's Fun About the Job?Karius is operating at the edge of what is now known to be possible in infectious disease diagnostics. With that, comes a wave of new and incredible challenges and opportunities. To deliver on that value, you will be tapping into some of the most advanced technologies, architecting and innovating where the current solutions simply don't suffice. You will get to see how much your work really matters.Travel:No travel required PhysicalRequirementsSubject to extended periods of sitting and/or standing, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is generally performed in an office environment. PositionRequirementsBS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bio Engineering or related technical fields involving algorithms or coding (e.g., physics or mathematics).5+ years of professional software development experience with BS degree and 3+ years of experience with MS degree.Experience in multiple data technologies, such as Spark, Presto, Impala, YARN, Parquet, MLflow, Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Spark Streaming, etc.Experience with workflow management and task orchestration engines such as Airflow, Argo, Luigi, Azkaban, Oozie, etc.Experience in SQL and NoSQL, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, HBase, Redis, DynamoDB, Neo4j, etc.Experience of building scalable infrastructure to support batch, micro-batch or stream data processing for large volumes of data.Experience in data governance and provenance.Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Java, Scala, Python).Experience with cloud services, such as AWS, GCP, etc.Pluses: internal knowledge of open source or related big data technologies, experience in the life sciences industry, familiarity with genomics datasets and bioinformatics pipelines. PersonalQualificationsPassionate and excited about Karius' mission.Excellent at communication and collaboration with cross-functional teams.Ability to tackle complex and ambiguous problems.Self-motivated individual who takes ownership and drives results.Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced (startup) environment. At Karius, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and are committed to honor and invest in the full diversity of people, in our hiring, recruiting and development of employees across the Company. All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application due to a disability, please contact us at recruiting@ and we will accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.Redwood City, CA /Engineering - Data Engineering /Full-timeSDL2017

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