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Data Engineer

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Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4238 

The Data Driven Modeling and Analysis Team within the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking dynamic Senior Data Engineers passionate about joining an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and impactful research and development programs in healthcare informatics, bioinformatics, and computer science.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Data Engineer you wil be responsible for:

  • Developing high-scale, robust data warehouses, and data lakes with special focus on the state-of-the-art solutions for healthcare, lifesciences, and genomics.
  • Interfacing with research teams to understand data needs, and providing subject matter expertise to research teams, and other team members about the data models, query optimizations, and schema interpretation.
  • Designing, building and launching new data/study marts for the major national research programs.
  • Designing, building and launching new data quality, data extraction, transformation and loading processes.
  • Designing and developing architectures for intake, curation, organization, and dissemination of data in support of data science and related disciplines. 
  • Designing and development of high-performance database architectures.
  • Researching and evaluating the state-of-the-art data and information management technologies.
  • Working on a variety of data assignments; collaborate with scientists and engineers, and expect to produce reliable data products and systems.
  • Working in both classified and unclassified settings and on a wide variety of applied areas.


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or closely related field
  • 5+ years of experience in database design and development


Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or closely related field
  • 10+ years of experience in basic and advanced SQL, database programming, and scripting languages (Python preferred)
  • 10+ years of experience in data warehousing systems and database system administration
  • Expertise with SQL Server is strongly preferred
  • Experience in designing analytics data systems (OLTP, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Big Data and NoSQL architectures
  • Demonstrated experience with collecting, organizing, storing, and preparing data analysis
  • Ability to conduct tasks independently and communicate effectively to team members and stakeholders
  • Experience with heath care informatics, and clinical data is highly desired 


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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