Data Engineer - Genetics Research

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
The Data Engineer II focuses on data collection, movement, storage, transformation processing, and storage of Big Data. This individual works with both current ETL/Data Warehousing and future Big Data/Streaming/Pipeline architectures. The focus is on choosing optimal solutions to use for these purposes, then implementing, maintaining, and monitoring them, always being mindful of the overarching goal of accelerating translational research and improving clinical care.

  • Facilitates data collection from a variety of different sources, getting it in the right formats, assuring that it adheres to data quality standards, and assuring that downstream users can get that data quickly and with a common standard interface.
  • Ensures that data streams/pipelines are scalable, repeatable, and secure, and can serve multiple users within the Institute.
  • Develops as a core member of an Agile team, using Agile tools and methodology. Work closely with other team members including Application Developers, Database Developers, and Data Scientists.
  • Responsible for creating the infrastructure that provides insight from raw data and handles diverse sources of data seamlessly.
  • Enables big data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies.
  • Additional responsibilities include developing prototypes and proof of concepts for the selected solutions, and implementing complex big data projects with a focus on collecting, parsing, and managing large sets of data using multiple platforms to allow for Research and Data Science initiatives.
  • Translates business requirements into modern data pipeline solutions. Create centralized documents and diagrams of all solutions.
  • Creates a data catalog store of all metadata.
  • Designs and implements monitoring, backup, and disaster recovery of data systems.
  • Approaches all relationships with a world-class customer service approach. Maintains a customer-focused approach with users to provide solutions that are science/research-driven.
  • Responsible for the integrity and security of data in all forms of storage throughout the Data Architecture.
  • Works with other IT professionals through Mount Sinai effectively. Comply with the Institutional Review Board and HIPAA to follow all applicable policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of standards and procedures affecting data management, design and maintenance. Documents all standards and procedures.
  • Provides presentations and training to other team members in the above.
  • Possesses an extremely flexible attitude. Willing to work with multiple types of technologies and languages with an open mind and without technology bias. Continuous interest in updating skill sets and knowledge of trends in the Big Data Technology space.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; Advanced degree preferre
  • 4+ years relevant professional development experience, preferably in a LINUX environment.
  • Strong SQL and NoSQL Database Knowledge: Oracle, PostgreSQL/MYSQL, and Mongo DB (or similar).
  • Proficiency with at least 2 programming languages among Scala/Python/ Java. Must be flexible and fast to pick up new languages.
  • Proficiency in Restful service development, preferably with Node JS, Django and PHP.
  • Experience with micro-services and SOA.
  • Strong SQL and NoSQL Database Knowledge: Oracle, PostgreSQL/MYSQL, and Mongo DB (or similar).
  • Proficiency on installation and configuration of big data software and technology
  • Knowledge of Hadoop, Spark, Kafka and other big data technology stacks and streaming tools.
  • Familiarity with and the ability to leverage a wide variety of open source technologies and tools.
  • Working knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation on Azure or AWS, is a big plus. Experience with serverless computing, creating VMs, cloud security, and other cloud services is also a big plus.
  • Experience working in an Agile methodology. Experience working with JIRA is a plus. 

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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